After completing our CREW course, this second course prepares you to take charge of the boat in appropriate conditions. This course adds depth to some of the topics introduced earlier and continues your knowledge with more terminology and experience to build confidence skippering the boat in moderate conditions.
Get back onto the same boats you sailed on the CREW course.
This course is relevant to people seeking to own or charter boats up to approximately 27′ with tiller steering and an outboard motor. 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.
Details about this course are found below.
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
PCOC (Pleasure Craft Operator Card)
CREW (Module One) or Equivalent Experience
BAY SKIPPER Program Includes 3 Sessions & Online Support When You Enroll
Session 1: Classroom from 1830-2130 hours (Thursdays)
Sessions 2 & 3: On-Water from 0900-1700 (Saturday & Sunday)
Certifications: Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard
Experience/Requirements: PCOC & CREW Course or Equivalent
Class & Afloat Time
Appropriate Sailing Attire
Lunch for On-Water Sessions
If you are looking to be a self sufficient coastal skipper and hoping to extended cruising, options include:
Cruise & Learn: Cruise & Learn courses allow students at all levels to learn and grow in 5-day live aboard course aboard a 32-40′ sailboat.
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.
All participants in training programs must be COVID-19 negative upon arrival to our facilities and be willing to submit to a COVID-19 test upon request.
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.
Whether you seek training in Canada with Cooper Boating or south of the border in Bellingham, WA with NW Explorations, here’s a look at the many training opportunities available.
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Sept 23-Oct 7
Oct 3 & 5
VHF/ROC(M) (Classroom) – Vancouver
Bay Skipper 1 – Vancouver
Coastal Navigation (Classroom) – Vancouver
Basic Power – Vancouver
VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by November 7)
January 9 & 16
VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by December 23, 2022)
April 27-May 1
April 23-May 3
2023 Charter Client Check-Ride Weekend – Sidney
Refresher Weekend – Sidney
Docking Clinic – Sidney
May 25-June 1
2023 Charter Client – Check-Ride Weekend – Vancouver
Refresher Weekend – Vancouver
Docking Clinic (Power & Sail) – Vancouver
Sept. 29–Oct. 6