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Catamaran Sailing Course

Gain Experience & Learn Catamarans

New additions to our fleet 2017


Luxury sailing at its best.  Designed for sailors with prior monohull experience, learn to short-hand dock, sail, and handle a multihull in tidal waters.


Destination: Gulf Islands or Sunshine Coast 


Pre-Requisites & Certifications:  No experience necessary to join course for sea-miles.   For students seeking certification for Flotilla or Bareboat Skipper Certification, either for monohull or catamaran, a minimum International Crew or equivalent with prior monohull sailing experience is required.   Catamaran Endorsements require the student to hold the equivalent monohull certification.


Certifications (per student):

  • International Crew (Monohull or Catamaran): $200
  • Flotilla Skipper (Monohull or Catamaran): $200
  • IYT Bareboat Skipper with ICC (Monohull or Catamaran): $350
  • Catamaran Endorsement (for current holders of Monohull certifications): $200
  • Coastal Navigation: $200
  • IYT VHF: $50


Qualifications to Bareboat Skipper one of our Catamarans requires a minimum of 10-days liveaboard catamaran instruction, a minimum of 14 days as crew of a similarly sized boat, in similar conditions, Coastal Navigation, PCOC, VHF radio license, and a 1-day Sea-Trial to demonstrate your competencies at the time of your first charter.  Additional sea-time can be arranged after the completion of your course if your instructional skipper determines that more time is required.



Please contact for details


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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