Intermediate Bareboat Skipper Cruise & Learn

Taking Command

Participants practice real-life decision-making and learn to plan and manage longer-passages, bigger vessels, and longer distances as they learn how to evaluate the limitations of their vessel and crew and avoid trouble (whether that trouble be incoming weather, fast running currents, or other vessels).

In this course, participants are expected to have the basics of boat handling and navigation in hand. Building on the lessons learned in our Beginner Cruise & Learn and Coastal Navigation courses, participants expand this knowledge and gain mastery docking, anchoring, navigating, and overseeing their boat systems.

This course is essential for anyone seeking to to pilot their vessel or to qualify to bareboat charter.

GROUP COURSE
SAIL: $3,850 per-person
POWER: $4,675 per-person

Or bring your family and friends and enjoy a PRIVATE COURSE on your schedule, choosing your own boat, and customized instruction.

Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water

Getting Down to Details

Beginner Cruise & Learn or Equivalent Experience

Coastal Navigation

VHF/ROC(M)

PCOC

Participants will receive their theory materials in advance and join us on a 7-day/7-night liveaboard course.

GROUP COURSE

  • Pricing includes: food, fuel, moorage, study materials, logbook, and instruction aboard a fully-appointed sailing vessel between 40-50′
  • Certification at the Day Skipper or Sail Canaa Intermediate Cruising Standard
  • Theory Study Materials (received in advance to ensure preparation prior to arrival)
  • Dates are published on our Calendar
  • Pre board the night before at 1600 p.m.  – 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 (disembarking the vessel is 1400)
  • Participants are expected to work together as crew on all cooking, cleaning, and other boat maintenance tasks

 

PRIVATE COURSES are available for groups of family or friends who want to choose their own dates, boats, or seek more 1:1 time with their instructor. On a private course – you choose your own provisions, decide where to go with your skipper, and control how many times you choose to be on the docks or at anchor. Pricing is ala carte – simply choose your boat and we will customize the experience for you. Costs for private courses are not necessarily more expensive, they simply allow more freedom.

 

For more information about either our group or private courses, email us at school@cooperboating.com.

 

GROUP COURSE participants will pursue Day Skipper and/or Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard Certification

 

PRIVATE COURSE participants may pursue the following:

  • Day Skipper and/or Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard: $250
  • Coastal Navigation (Day Skipper Candidates Only): $250
  • Competent Crew or Basic Cruising Standard: $200

 

 

GROUP COURSE PRICING INCLUDES:

  • Certification at Day Skipper or Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard
  • Theory Study Materials (received in advance to ensure preparation prior to arrival)
  • 7-days/7-nights accomodation on fully-appointed vessel
  • Fuel & Moorage fees
  • Meals Aboard

 

PRIVATE COURSE:  Pricing for private courses is based on vessel selected and time of year.  Certifications are $250 per certification.

GROUP COURSE PARTICIPANTS:

  • personal sailing gear (have good ‘foulies’)
  • toiletries
  • alcoholic beverages (you may bring for times when the course is ‘signed off’)
  • 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.

  • sail trim
  • larger boat handling
  • modern yacht systems
  • practical passage planning
  • weather
  • rules of the road
  • ropework
  • emergency preparedness and drills
  • and more

BAREBOAT CHARTERS

Upon successful certification, your Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard will qualify you to charter here with us at Cooper Boating! The next step is to contact us and book a charter for you to navigate freely around BC’s beautiful coast and islands. Not sure?  Do your first as a Flotilla

ADVANCED AND OFFSHORE CRUISING

Your learning does not have to end here. For those who are seeking to take their skills and knowledge to even greater heights and larger extremes, we have both our ADVANCED CRUISING COURSE and our OFFSHORE CRUISING COURSE. These courses are for those who are wanting to push their limits beyond the ‘harbor to harbor’ cruising. Check it out!

CLINICS

If you are looking to further your development and knowledge on the water, we have a few clinics that you will help you here at Cooper Boating. Join us for one of our following clinics: DOCKINGANCHORING, and DIESEL ENGINES.

Please contact our office for further 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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Intermediate Bareboat Skipper Cruise & Learn

Taking Command

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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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