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.
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
Beginner Cruise & Learn or Equivalent Experience
Participants will receive their theory materials in advance and join us on a 7-day/7-night liveaboard course.
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 email@example.com.
GROUP COURSE participants will pursue Day Skipper and/or Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard Certification
PRIVATE COURSE participants may pursue the following:
GROUP COURSE PRICING INCLUDES:
PRIVATE COURSE: Pricing for private courses is based on vessel selected and time of year. Certifications are $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.
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!
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: DOCKING, ANCHORING, 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.
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