Vancouver Island Yacht Charters

Vancouver Island Yacht Charters

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Sailing Courses & Accreditation

Nanaimo offers a range of sailing course accredited by the main industry sailing bodies, the bodies we work with are:

International Sail & Power AssociationISPA JPEG

A non-profit organisation that looks to work with various bodies to promote both sailing and power boating through member clubs, schools and partners.

Their mission statement is:
International Sail & Power Association is dedicated to the training of both sail and power operators on the water with an emphasis on safe boat handling and the skillful use of pleasure craft while having fun.


Sail Canada (Formerly CYA – Canadian Yachting Association)

CYA - Canadian Yachting AssociationThe Canadian Yachting Association promotes sailing and power boating through collaboration with our partners, the Provincial Sailing Associations, member clubs, schools, and many individual stakeholders. The Association  was established in 1931, and is the CYA national governing body for the sport of sailing.


IYT – International Yacht Training Worldwide

iyt-logoInternational Yacht Training Worldwide operates more boating and sailing courses with more Government approvals through more sailing schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating or sailing organisation in the world.

IYT was started to:

  1. Standardising yacht training across the globe
  2. Offering the training in a modular format
  3. Courses could be taken in any of our partner schools anywhere in the world.

IYT yachting courses are recognised by 25 different Governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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