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 Sidney or Powell River locations, 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
Departing from our Sidney or Powell River bases, participants will enjoy 10-days & 10-nights aboard a fully-appointed 40-48′ sailing vessel.
Private Instruction Available Upon Request for groups of 4 or more – for details email us at email@example.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:
PRIVATE COURSE PARTICIPANTS: Private clients are responsible for the costs of all food (including for the skipper), fuel, moorage, and any certifications desired.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Full payment is due at the time of registration. Cancellations made 61+ days prior to the course start date will be subject to a 30% plus tax cancellation fee. The remainder will be refunded via the original method of payment. Cancellations made less than 61 days prior to the course start date are ineligible for a refund. We cannot accept any changes less than 61 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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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)
March 2, 4, 5
March 9, 11, 12
March 10, 11, 12
April 13, 15, 16
April 14, 15, 16
April 20, 22, 23
April 27-May 1
April 23-May 3
2023 Charter Client Check-Ride Weekend – Sidney
Refresher Weekend – Sidney
Docking Clinic – Sidney
May 4, 6, 7
May 11, 13, 14
May 12, 13, 14
May 18, 19, 20
May 25, 27, 28
May 25-June 1
2023 Charter Client – Check-Ride Weekend – Vancouver
Refresher Weekend – Vancouver
Docking Clinic (Power & Sail) – Vancouver
Sept. 29–Oct. 6