10-Day Advanced Sail

10-days to Change Your Life

This course will push your boundaries beyond ordinary “harbour to harbour” cruising.

Join our most advanced instructors on a journey that will advance your understanding of sail trim and complex anchoring, increase your ability to read the many changing weather systems in B.C., teach you advanced navigation skills as you traverse complex rapids, and hone your decision-making skills as a skipper.

Departing from our Granville Island location, participants will enjoy 10-days and 10-nights exploring many of B.C.’s most complex and exhilarating areas.

Take your skippering skills to the next level and make memories and friends to last a lifetime.

Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water

Getting Down to Details

Required:

  • Day Skipper or Intermediate Cruising Standard
  • Coastal Navigation
  • VHF / ROC(M)  & PCOC
  • Recognized First Aid + CPR Certification

 

Recommended:

  • 500 nm
  • 40 Days Sailing Experience (Minimum 20 Days as Skipper)
  • Refresher Clinic

Departing from our Granville Island base, participants will enjoy 10-days & 10-nights aboard a fully-appointed 40-48′ sailing vessel.

GROUP COURSE

  • Pricing includes: food, fuel, moorage, study materials, logbook, and instruction while aboard
  • Certification at the Advanced Coastal Skipper Sail or Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Standard
  • Preparation includes theory study materials (received in advance to ensure preparation prior to arrival)
  • Prior to your arrival, your instructor will schedule at least one pre-planning session either in-person or online (depending on the composition of the group)
  • Dates are published on our Calendar
  • Preboard the night before at 1600 p.m. so you can settle in and get ready for a full first day
  • Course begins at 0900 on the first day and ends at 1300 on the last day (vessel disembarking at 1400)
  • Participants are expected to work together as crew on all cooking, cleaning, and other boat maintenance tasks

 

  • Topics covered include:
    • coastal cruising
    • night sailing
    • advanced sail trim
    • standing watches
    • weather
    • boat balance
    • sailing on and off a dock / anchor
    • navigation theory
    • remote harbours
    • preparing for heavy weather and emergencies

 

  • Required Equipment (not included):  
    • PFD’s, tether, and harnesses
    • Rigging knife, flashlight with red lens/head mounted light
    • Special orders upon request

 

Private Instruction Available Upon Request for groups of 4 or more – for details email us at school@cooperboating.com.

 

All participants will receive study materials for the theory portion of this course in advance and participate in either an In-Person or Online session with their instructor prior to arrival.

 

GROUP COURSE:  Participants will pursue Advanced Coastal Skipper or Sail Canada: Advanced Cruising Standard.

 

PRIVATE COURSE participants may Optional Certifications: Advanced Coastal Skipper or Sail Canada: Advanced Cruising Standard:  $250

Price includes food, fuel, moorage, and instruction aboard a fully-appointed 40+’ sailing vessel for 10-days/10-nights.

Participants seeking formal certification may seek Advanced Coastal Sail or Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Standard ($250 per certification)

GROUP COURSE PARTICIPANTS:

  • personal sailing gear (have good ‘foulies’)
  • safety harness (can be part of an inflatable life jacket)
  • strobe light
  • toiletries
  • food and beverage for any in-person sessions
  • transport to and from your starting base

 

PRIVATE COURSE PARTICIPANTS:  Private clients are responsible for the costs of all food (including for the skipper), fuel, moorage, and any certifications desired.

 

  • coastal cruising
  • night sailing
  • advanced sail trim
  • standing watches
  • weather
  • boat balance
  • sailing on and off a dock / anchor
  • navigation theory
  • remote harbours
  • preparing for heavy weather and emergencies

BAREBOAT CHARTERS: Upon successful certification, your adventure more than qualifies you to charter here with us at Cooper Boating! The next step is to contact us or to surf this site and book around BC’s beautiful coast and islands.

OFFSHORE CRUISING: Your learning does not have to end here (for those who didn’t do the 14 day adventure). We have our OFFSHORE CRUISING COURSE. This course is for those who are wanting to take their sailing to the highest level. Check it out!

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION: If you are interested in taking your knowledge and passing it on to the next set of on water adventurers, our instructors course is the next step for you. Become certified and lead the very same courses that got you to where you are today!

Contact us at school@cooperboating.com for details.

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.

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10-Day Advanced Sail

10-days to Change Your Life

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Upcoming courses

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.

For more information, email us at:

British Columbiaschool@cooperboating.com
Washington Statetraining@nwexplorations.com 

TRAINING & EVENT CALENDAR – 2022/2023

Sept 23-Oct 7

Desolation Flotilla (Power) – Bellingham with NW Explorations

Oct 3 & 5

Oct 13

Oct 18

Oct 21

VHF/ROC(M) (Classroom) – Vancouver

Bay Skipper 1 – Vancouver

Coastal Navigation (Classroom) – Vancouver

Basic Power – Vancouver

November 19

VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by November 7)

January 9 & 16

VHF/ROC(M) – Online (Register by December 23, 2022)

March 25-31

Beginner Crew & Skipper Cruise & Learn – Sidney

April 9-10

April 8-10

April 13-17

April 15-17

 

April 22-24

April 27-May 1

April 21-28

April 23-May 3

2023 Charter Client Check-Ride Weekend – Sidney

Refresher Weekend – Sidney

Docking Clinic – Sidney

3-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

5-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Women on the Water Power Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

5-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Exploration

Beginner Crew & Skipper Cruise & Learn – Sidney

10-day Advanced Sail – Sidney

May 4-8

May 6-8

May 6-13

May 7-8

May 13-15

May 18-22

May 20-22

 

May 25-29

May 25-June 1

May 27-29

5-day Power Boat – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Women on the Water Power Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

Beginner Crew & Skipper Cruise & Learn (Sail) – Sidney

2023 Charter Client – Check-Ride Weekend – Vancouver

Refresher Weekend – Vancouver

Docking Clinic (Power & Sail) – Vancouver

3-day Power Boat – Bellingham with NW Explorations

5-day Power Boat – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Women on the Water Power Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

5-day Powerboat – Bellingham with NW Explorations

3-day Power Boat – Bellingham with NW Explorations

Beginner Crew & Skipper Cruise & Learn (Sail & Power)- Sidney

3-day Power Boat Course – Bellingham with NW Explorations

Sept. 29–Oct. 6

10-day Advanced Sail – Vancouver

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