In this course you will get the unique opportunity to leave your ability to see land behind, and begin to appreciate how much of our planet is occupied by water. This exciting offshore program is the perfect way to give this style of cruising a test drive. For some, it sets the wheels in motion for a lifetime of seamanship and exploration, and for other is s a special once in a lifetime experience.
Sailors will get to experience first-hand the unblemished beauty of the Western Coastline of Vancouver Island with the addition of sailing beyond the sight of land.
The 14 day format is unique as it allows individuals who wish to complete both their Advanced and Offshore programs back to back in one journey. This program is a combined bundle involving the full curriculum for both levels. Program departs and returns to Vancouver.
Dates to be published in early 2023. To join the waitlist and receive information about this remarkable opportunity, email us at email@example.com
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
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.
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!
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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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