If it’s been a while since you were out on the water, our Refresher Weekend to help you brush-up on your skills, ask questions of our expert instructors, and get back on the water with confidence.
Join us for this hands-on weekend to rebuild muscle-memory and get your ready to confidently step behind the helm on your next charter or new boat.
– Close-Quarters Maneuvers: Docking, Pivoting, Line-Handling
– Preparing Your Crew
– Sail Trim & Basic Sail Theory
Refresher Weekend for Power Boaters: $975
Refresher Weekend for Sail Boaters: $795
Details about this course are found below.
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
Prior experience and certifications sufficient to qualify you to bareboat charter.
This is a 2-day on-water clinic designed to give you maximum time aboard to prepare you to retake the helm and prepare your crew.
Each day begins at 0900 and ends at 1700 hours focused on the water with some shore-side theory as needed.
A lunch break between morning and afternoon sessions will allow you to visit one of our nearby restaurants and enjoy the company of your fellow skippers.
Appropriate Weather Gear
Docking, Pivoting, Line-Handling
Anchoring – Power & Sail
Preparing Your Crew – Power & Sail
Sail Trim & Basic Sail Theory (for Sail)
Full payment is due at the time of registration. 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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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