Course Dates

HIGH SEASON: $1,495
SHOULDER SEASON: $1,395
Rates subject to 12% GST/PST + 4% cruise n' learn insurance.
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Arrive on the Sunday, board at 4PM for orientation, dinner on the docks. 5 nights live-aboard accommodation on a fabulous yacht cruising the Gulf Islands, instruction & course material, Linens, sleeping bags, foul weather gear and hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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We are your Canadian Leapard dealer.

Evolving from 40 years of customer feedback, we pooled our expertise with builders Robertson and Caine to design the Leopard line of blue water cruising catamarans. As the Canadian dealer for Leopard Catamarans, we're proud to say that over 1200 Leopard cats have now sailed more than 11 million miles and the world’s largest oceans.

Course Dates

Improve your skills - see our endorsements

Choose from ASA, ISPA or Sail Canada

Based in the scenic cruising grounds of the Gulf Islands, this 5 day, comprehensive course covers boat handling and safe seamanship practices as well as introducing the basics of coastal navigation. After departing our base at Port Sidney you'll spend five days on board a 34 - 40 ft sailboat, cruising and learning through some of the most spectacular waters in the world. You'll spend each night either at anchor under the stars or secured at a cozy marina.

ASA Program

Basic Keelboat & Basic Coastal Cruising

ISPA Program

Competent Crew & Day Skipper

Sail Canada Program

Basic Crew & Basic Cruising

Courses usually preboard at 1600 hr on Sunday and return at 1600hr on the Friday, March through October. High season July & August.

PRIVATE programs may be on the yacht of your choice and for the timeline that suits you.

 

2020 Schedule

If these dates do not suit your calendar, call us and check if we can accommodate your preferred dates and group size.

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Month ISPA level 1 & 2

ASA 101 & 3

ISPA level 3 & 4

ASA 104 & 5

February
PRIVATE
PRIVATE
March
Mono
8th to 13th
8th to 13th
Mono
22nd to 27th
22nd to 27th
Power
15th to 20th
15th to 20th
Catamaran
15th to 22nd
15th to 22nd
April
Mono
5th to 10th
5th to 10th
Mono
19th to 24th
19th to 24th
Power
19th to 24th
19th to 24th
Catamaran
18th to 25th
18th to 25th
May
Mono
17th to 22nd
17th to 22nd
Around Vancouver Island ASA 106
26 April  to  10th May
26 April  to  10th May
SwiftSure Race ASA 104 ASA 114
Power
10th to 15th
10th to 15th
Catamaran
10th to 17th
10th to 17th
June
Mono
7th to 12th
7th to 12th
Mono
21 to 26th
21 to 26th
Power
14th to 19th
14th to 19th
Catamaran
14th to 21st
14th to 21st
July
Mono
5th to 10th
5th to 10th
Power
5th to 10th
5th to 10th
Catamaran
5th to 12th
5th to 12th
August
Mono
9th to 14th
9th to 14th
Power
8th to 14th
8th to 14th
Catamaran
16th to 21st
16th to 21st
September
Mono
6th to 11th
6th to 11th
Mono
20th to 25th
20th to 25th
Catamaran
6th to 11th
6th to 11th
Power
6th to 11th
6th to 11th
October
Mono
4th to 9th
4th to 9th
Power
11th to 18th
11th to 18th
Catamaran
11th to 18th
11th to 18th
Sail Level 3 ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
All year round
Docking skills
Day before charter
Maritime Radio (VHF) $90 + Shipping $90 + Shipping

Please call us on 250-656-7070 for further details!

Groups of 4 or more can choose dates!

Level 1 - Introduction to Sailing
Winery Competent Crew - $975 p.p.

For those students looking for a holiday
of a slightly more relaxed nature a Competent Crew standard has been developed to provide a sufficient level of knowledge to
assist in the safe operation of a vessel. This 3 day Competent Crew course combines the Pacific Northwest's superb cruising grounds with its award winning coastal wine industry! Join certified sailing instructors and sommeliers for a course ripe with learning and adventure!

  • Competent Crew Certified to live aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters as Competent Crew. In an emergency, be able to substitute as skipper. Competent to sail a vessel under 30 ft, where no navigational hazards exist, within 5 miles of safe harbor, during daylight hours only, in light to moderate wind conditions

This course includes 3 night live aboard accommodation, instruction & course material, linens, towels, sleeping bags, foul weather gear, 3 yummy breakfasts and 2 festive dinners

2017 Dates to be Confirmed!
Groups of 4 or more can pick their dates, call us and we'll schedule a winery cruise and learn for you!

Please call us on 250-656-7070 for more information!

Ask us about obtaining your VHF radio certification and your PCOC Card!

Boat Charters Vancouver Island

Already completed this course? You may be interested in

Level 3 - Coastal Navigation.

Looking for a package designed for a larger group? Check out our Corporate Sailing adventures.

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View the our range of yachts,

Leopard catamarans .

For private or charter owners

Sunsail yachts built by

Beneteau and Jeanneau yachts

For charter ownership

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