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 open water sailing, the unblemished beauty of the B.C. Coast, and advanced navigation that will teach you the skills you need to cruise anywhere in the world.
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
To participate in this course, bareboat skipper level experience plus the following is required:
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
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Given the close quarters and potential for remote anchorages, all participants in training programs must be COVID-19 negative and healthy upon arrival to our facilities and be willing to submit to a COVID-19 test upon request.
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