Your boat is both classroom and accommodation aboard a cruising boat that aims to prepare you to start your boating adventures as either a skipper or a crew. This Level One program lets anyone with minimal experience on the water learn to sail, practice essential docking and navigating skills, and maneuvering vessels under sail and power.
“Days were filled with the exhilaration of sailing, wonderful scenery, interesting new places to visit and the tranquility of mooring in quiet harbours and coves.” Reidun Eggen for THE PROVINCE newspaper
Savor and take in the BC coast while learning to sail under the guidance of an experienced and qualified Sail Canada Instructor.
Learning is the Gateway to Having Fun on the Water
No previous experience is required to participate in this program.
This course has a 5-day liveaboard format.
Pleasure Craft Operators Card
Sail Canada Basic Cruising Standard.
INTERMEDIATE CRUISE AND LEARN
With the rudiments of boat handling in hand, and once you take our VHF and Navigation Clinics, you are ready to enhance and expand your skills with our LEVEL TWO INTERMEDIATE COURSE so that you are comfortable and capable with larger vessels for longer periods of time. Check it out for your next adventure!
If you are looking to further your ability to navigate safely and professionally on the water, and are wanting to take the next steps in your cruising certification, we have a number of clinics that you will need to take here at Cooper Boating. We have clinics for VHF (ROC), COASTAL NAVIGATION, DOCKING, ANCHORING, and for DIESEL ENGINES.
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.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE MEDICAL AND CANCELLATION INSURANCE FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND. BEGIN WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVEL AGENT.