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7 day live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, towels, pillows, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and 6 hearty breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners

Ocean Sailing Courses

Choose from ASA, ISPA or Sail Canada
Offshore

The ultimate sailing course 14 day course, designed for the graduate of the Advanced Skipper with Coastal Navigation program or people of equivalent experience, will expand your experience by navigating some of the stronger current passes. This course touches lightly on the basics as a review and continues on to more advanced levels of anchoring, sail trim, use of a cruising chute, heavy weather tactics, cruise planning, navigation and night passages.  Build your skills and confidence on this challenging  program and includes the development of a watch system for an extended night passage, MOB drills at night, performance sail trim, spinnaker handling, and the use of electronic aids including many applications appropriate to offshore weather-window planning for navigation are but a few skills which will be covered on this extended cruise which will take you to wherever the wind blows.

Yachtmaster Offshore The holder is certified as the skipper and navigator, to be responsible for the safety of his/her sailing vessel and crew, while making offshore passages within 150 miles of the coastline, where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night. and covers the skills needed to be able to safely act as skipper and crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel preparation, sail management, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship. We offer passage making on the deliveries of our Catamarans and Mono-hulls to PNW through the panama Canal.

Prerequisites: Advanced Skipper, Coastal navigation, VHF radio certificate; First Aid Certificate; and CPR certification. Completing the Advanced Navigation Standard is highly recommended.
A minimum of four participants is required for this course

Island Cruising is located in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. This program is designed for the skipper a sailing vessel within a 50NM range of the coast on extended coastal / offshore passages requiring night passages over a few days with strong navigation skills and weather window planning. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel preparation, sail management, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship. We offer passage making on the deliveries of our Catamarans and Mono-hulls to PNW through the panama Canal.

ASA108 Offshore Passagemaking

Prerequisites: All previous Keelboat Standards

Description: The sailor is able to safely act as skipper or crew of a sailing vessel on offshore passages in any weather. The Celestial Nav. Standard is performed.

Yachtmaster Offshore The holder is certified as the skipper and navigator, to be responsible for the safety of his/her sailing vessel and crew, while making offshore passages within 150 miles of the coastline, where navigational and weather hazards exist, in any conditions, at any time day or night.covers the skills needed to be able to safely act as skipper and crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage requiring celestial navigation.

  • Prerequisites: Coastal Skipper,Coastal navigation, VHF radio certificate; First Aid Certificate; and CPR certification. Completing the Advanced Navigation Standard is highly recommended. You must have completed at least 100NM as the skipper of a yacht to enter this program.
  • A minimum of four participants is required for this course.

Course dates:

Our schedule for Advanced Yachtmaster Offshore is flexible. We do require 4 students to make it cost effective for everyone but also offer private courses for individuals, couples or families.

Groups of 4 or more can pick their dates!

Please call us NOW on 250-656-7070 for more details.

Advanced Crew Standard - To be able to act safely as crew of a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters, any modern rig and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day and night in coastal or coastal or inland water in any weather. 
Advanced Cruising Standard - To be able to act safely as skipper and crew of a sailing cruiser of 10 – 15 meters, any modern rig and inboard engine, operating within 100 miles of shore by day and night in coastal or inland water in any weather. 
Offshore Standard - To be able to safely act as skipper and crew in a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage navigated by celestial and electronic means without visual reference to terrestrial objects.

Options:

Around Vancouver Island (AVI) is a great way to get certified from Advanced through to Advanced Offshore Ocean Skipper.

You could be certified to YachtMaster - Offshore within 4 weeks of training. Ask us about this option.

Around Vancouver Island Advanced YachtMaster

14 day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Join us for an exciting Yachtmaster Offshore Cruise 'N Learn around Vancouver Island. The first leg of this voyage will take you from Sidney to the northern tip of Vancouver Island to Port Hardy through a maze of islands with tidal currents running up to 15 knots. Occasional stops will be made in remote anchorages. The second leg will introduce students to a taste of some serious open ocean sailing with occasional landfalls as we make our way back to Sidney via the West Coast of Vancouver Island.

Prerequisites: Coastal Skipper, Coastal navigation, VHF radio certificate; First Aid Certificate; and CPR certification. Completing the Advanced Navigation Standard is highly recommended.

  •  Minimum practical experience of 600 miles, 10 days as a skipper.
  • The course content includes offshore passage making, advanced navigation Seamanship and offshore weather.

Course Dates : Please confirm dates via email

Reservation requests and information

This program runs mostly during

MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER Advanced Yachtmaster

Cost: $4,195 per person

Private circumnavigation - call us NOW

You charter a yacht and we arrange all the training and supplies for this program.

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