Learn to harness the power of the wind and work together as a crew on this first of a 2-part series designed to help you achieve your Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard.
Our fleet of 24′ keelboats were build specifically for our program to be responsive and well-balanced – perfectly suited to our waters.
Details about this course are found below.
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
No Experience Required
A Sense of Adventure & Humour is Essential!
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: Earn your PCOC
Experience: No Experience Required
Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
Class & Afloat Time
Appropriate Sailing Attire (Covered in Your First Evening Session)
Lunch for On-Water Sessions
Bay Skipper Program: The BAY SKIPPER program continues on where CREW leaves off. This second week builds on the skills learned in CREW, with the aim of attaining Sail Canada level one certifications upon completion.
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