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Competent Crew and Day Skipper 7 day Cruise and Learn

Earn both the Competent Crew & Day Skipper Certification on a 7 Day  Cruise & Learn

Learn to cruise safely in familiar waters as crew of a sail or power boat in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.  Our skilled instructors will take you on a cruise through our spectacular  waters leaving right from central Vancouver Island.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic Rules of the “Road”
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Vessel equipment and instruments
  • Line Handling, Docking & Boat Handling Under Power
  • Points of Sail & Sail Handling
  • Man Overboard & Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Knots & Seamanship
  • Basic Tides, Currents, & Navigation
  • Weather
  • Meal prep aboard

Pre-Requisites:  None! and if you have some experience and want a refresher – this is a great way to reintroduce yourself to sailing.

Included in your week long cruise and learn:

  • Fully appointed cabin with on board bedding and towels
  • First night on board at the Yacht Charter’s Marina.
  • All meals and provisioning aboard the boat once leaving the Charter base
  • Fuel on the cruise
  • A mix of nights at anchor and in a Marina
  • Fully stocked galley for all meal prep
  • An experienced Sailing School instructor eager to impart his/her love of the adventure of learning to safely be on the water
  • An opportunity to experience our spectacular cruising ground from the water with like minded crew.

Cost: $3000 (25% reduction for 2nd person in shared cabin)

Certifications that can be obtained:

  • Competent Crew: $200
  • Day Skipper: $200
  • Coastal Navigation:  $200 (Optional: home study prior to arriving for the course or after completion of the cruise and learn)


Qualifications to Bareboat Charter: Minimum of 3 weeks sailing experience in similar vessel and tidal waters, and the completion of the Coastal Navigation course. 


CUSTOM CRUISE & LEARN COURSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST – choose a boat from our fleet and we will source a great instructor for your “personalised” cruise and learn

Contact for more details


Sailing Course



Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1

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Setting Sail in 2022

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