Bay Skipper Course (Sidney)

Round out your FUNdamentals as a Skipper

After dealing with the first elements from the CREW module, it is time to get you ready to take charge of the boat in appropriate conditions. We will add some depth to some of the topics introduced earlier and help you with further terminology, ultimately building confidence in skippering the boat in moderate conditions. We are using the same boats as the CREW module.
At the end of this program, you can be tested for national or international certifications and commence a journey as skipper for small boats in moderate conditions. You are also set to skipper in the JIB SET club. The program is also relevant for a boat you own up to around 27′ with tiller steering and outboard motor.

Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water

Getting Down to Details

  • PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Card)
  • CREW (module one) or equivalent experience
  • BAY SKIPPER program includes 3 sessions
  • Courses begin on the evening shown – from 1830 – 2130 hours
  • Courses include two single days on the water from 0900 – 1700 hours each day on Saturday and Sunday (immediately following the shore based session)
  • Online support for the theory component can begin the moment you enroll
  • class and afloat time
  • study resources
  • certification fees (one program)
  • lifejackets
  • appropriate sailing attire
  • lunch for on-water sessions
  • sailing vessel handling skills
  • anchoring
  • berthing / docking
  • seamanship
  • first aid afloat
  • rules of the road
  • further points of sail
  • navigation / aids to navigation (level one)
  • weather
  • ropework / knots

CRUISING NUTS AND BOLTS

This weekend live aboard course offers graduates of the BAY SKIPPER program an opportunity for a spectacular weekend away aboard a 32-36’ yacht. Students will apply their previously learned skills while sailing into Howe Sound and spending the night at anchor.

Note: if you are continuing to LEVEL TWO courses, some people skip the CRUISING NUTS AND BOLTS module and go directly to a LEVEL TWO Cruise & Learn. If your ambitions are smaller boats in moderate conditions without spending extended periods aboard, the CRUISING NUTS AND BOLTS is a great option.

PREPARE FOR LEVEL TWO

If you are looking to be a self sufficient coastal skipper and hoping to extended cruising, preparation for LEVEL TWO courses includes:

  • practice and practice
  • specialty clinics for docking and anchoring as needed to make you comfortable
  • vhf clinic
  • level one navigation
  • more practice

Full payment is due at or within 90 days of a course start date. Cancellations made 91+ days prior to the course start date will be subject to a 10% plus tax cancellation fee. The remainder will be refunded via the original method of payment. Cancellations made less than 91 days prior to the course start date are ineligible for a refund. We cannot accept any changes less than 91 days prior to the course start date.

COURSES MAY BE CANCELED IF CLASS SIZE DOES NOT MEET MINIMUM ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE MEDICAL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. BEGIN WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL AGENT.

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Bay Skipper Course (Sidney)

Round out your FUNdamentals as a Skipper

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NOTE: By order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), we require proof of vaccination for participation in our courses. Students are also required to wear masks in the classroom training.

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