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This summer, my wife and three kids (15, 12 and 10) and I decided to try out sailing. My wife and I have been toying with the idea of sailing when we retire for a while now but ...
Custom Sailboat Course Testimonial: To the dreamers out there… Custom Sailboat Course Testimonial: To the dreamers out there…
Nanaimo
This summer, my wife and three kids (15, 12 and 10) and I decided to try out sailing. My wife and I have been toying with the idea of sailing when we retire for a while now but had never actually done it before. With a couple weeks holidays available in the summer and no plans I started e-mailing around to the charter companies, originally planning on just a couple days out with a captain. After numerous replies we settled on Nanaimo Yacht Charters. Shari was very pleasant to work with and before you knew it, my wife and I were talking home courses (capable crew and day skipper). Anytime we had any questions, Shari was only an e-mail away from answering them. Finally the day arrived and my kids took their first ferry ride (we live in Alberta) as our adventure began. The hospitality we were shown by all the staff there was amazing and we felt very comfortable right off the get go. We got on the boat for the night and for the first time realized what retirement could be like, and we loved it. The next morning our instructor Paul showed up. He is a 30yr […]
Winter Layup Preparation for your yacht 9 Top Tips
The sailing season is sadly coming to an end, and here at Nanaimo Yacht Charters our thoughts turn to winter maintenance on our sailboats. Follow our guide to get your sailing boat ready for winter and the quicker ...
Winter Layup Preparation for your yacht – 9 Top Tips Winter Layup Preparation for your yacht – 9 Top Tips Winter Layup Preparation for your yacht 9 Top Tips
Nanaimo
The sailing season is sadly coming to an end, and here at Nanaimo Yacht Charters our thoughts turn to winter maintenance on our sailboats. Follow our guide to get your sailing boat ready for winter and the quicker you will be on the water again come Springtime! Allow yourself plenty of time and make a plan of the jobs you need to do and when you are going to do them. Ensure that all your plumbing systems are completely drained as water freezing can cause lots of damage over the winter – check all pipes, tanks, pumps and strainers. Empty the holding tank and check your yachts manual on the best procedure to lay up your system heads. Check the bilges and the water tanks. Take off your boat all personal and housekeeping items, including cushions, bed linen and curtains – if left onboard over the winter they can get damp and mouldy. Remove all loose electronics and battery powered items from the boat, such as torches etc.., these can become damaged by damp and corrosion. Wash down all surfaces and hardware. Check all your onboard safety equipment is in good working order, eg fire extinguishers and buoyancy aids. Get […]
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School has been accredited by International Yacht Training to be one of its Sail training partners. Now we can offer you courses on the IYT curriculum that are recognised by 25 different Governments ...
School Accreditation – IYT School Accreditation – IYT
Nanaimo
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School has been accredited by International Yacht Training to be one of its Sail training partners. Now we can offer you courses on the IYT curriculum that are recognised by 25 different Governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). INTENDING TO BAREBOAT CHARTER IN EUROPE OR THE MED – READ ON….. International Certificate of Competence – ICC What is an ICC? An ICC may be considered as an International License to operate a specific type and size of vessel within Greater European Waters; that is the countries that make up the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE or ECE). It is a certificate, which may be issued to anyone who has successfully completed certain national boating licenses or has successfully passed an ICC examination to prove the necessary competence for pleasure craft operation. The ICC itself provides documentary assurance from one government to another that the holder meets the levels of competence laid down in Resolution 40. Resolution 40 lays down the competency standards required to be met and other legal requirements such as languages on the certificate, and was developed by a sub commission, The Inland Water […]
Buying a Yacht to Sail in Vancouver
If you’re looking to buy your own yacht to sail Vancouver – or even further, there are so many factors that you need to bear in mind. No doubt you’ll be fully aware that this is a costly ...
Buying a Yacht to Sail in Vancouver Buying a Yacht to Sail in Vancouver Buying a Yacht to Sail in Vancouver
Nanaimo
If you’re looking to buy your own yacht to sail Vancouver – or even further, there are so many factors that you need to bear in mind. No doubt you’ll be fully aware that this is a costly decision to make. So how do you know that you’re making the right choice? Ensuring that your purchase becomes a thing of joy and beauty rather than a financial drain, here are four pointers that are well worth considering. How much is it? Obviously this will depend on your budget. Normally the first decision that you need to make, it will give you the opportunity to see what you can realistically afford. Certainly a point you need to consider is how much it’s likely to be worth should your financial situation change and you need to sell. Is it ship shape? It goes without saying, but regardless of age, it’s vital that you find out exactly how the yacht fares in both looks and performance. An older or used yacht may be lower in price but if it is not up to a certain standard may end up costing you much more in the long run. Find a yacht surveyor To make […]
Sailing in Vancouver
If you are sailing in Vancouver, the spectacular beauty of Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s coast is unparalleled anywhere in the world. So for a boat charter in Vancouver, you have convenient access to the most central cruising ...
Sailing in Vancouver: About Nanaimo Sailing in Vancouver: About Nanaimo Sailing in Vancouver
Nanaimo
If you are sailing in Vancouver, the spectacular beauty of Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s coast is unparalleled anywhere in the world. So for a boat charter in Vancouver, you have convenient access to the most central cruising location available on the West coast from Nanaimo. About Nanaimo Aptly meaning “The meeting place”, sometimes known as the Harbour city or Hub City, due to its central location on Vancouver Island and the wealth of activities available from the lovely, island-sheltered harbour right in the centre of the city. Nanaimo is approximately 110 km northwest of Victoria and 55 km west of Vancouver, only separated by the Strait of Georgia, and is British Columbia’s sixth-largest city. It is also the site of the main ferry terminal, and as such a gateway to many destinations on the northern part of the island and the coast. What to do For a starting base for a bareboat yacht charter around Vancouver Island, there is much to do in Nanaimo alone; Enjoy the walkway along the harbour front Hiking and cycling Boating Kayaking Scuba diving and snorkeling. Visit the Nanaimo Museum for a fascinating insight into the history of the city Affordable Art Galleries Spend […]
why you can’t give it a go with a few days instruction at a sailing school.
To truly experience the spectacular beauty of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, here is nothing quite like being on a sailboat, with the freedom of the seas, setting your own agenda and experiencing the wind and ...
Sailing School: Why Start Yachting? Sailing School: Why Start Yachting? why you can’t give it a go with a few days instruction at a sailing school.
Nanaimo
To truly experience the spectacular beauty of Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands, here is nothing quite like being on a sailboat, with the freedom of the seas, setting your own agenda and experiencing the wind and sails, and if you are a complete beginner with no yachting experience at all, then there is no reason why you can’t give it a go with a few days instruction at a sailing school. With us you can do a 3 day sailing course on the water (not necessarily consecutively) and 3 classroom evenings, in the stunning sailing area of Vancouver, which would give you the ability to cruise safely by day, in moderate wind and sea conditions, in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailboat up to 10m. You don’t need… any previous experience or knowledge of yacht sailing, You will experience… steering a yacht; handling the sails; docking; ropework and knots; safety on board; basic meteorology So why not give it a go, once the sun is on your face, the wind is in your hair and the hum of the yacht sailing below you….Contact us here at www.nanaimoyachtcharters.com and start sailing today!  
Sailing Hints Tips Man Overboard MOB Drill
Follow our series on Sailing Hints & Tips, this week we look at the Man Overboard (MOB) Drill. Whilst Sailing is not particularly a dangerous sport, it does of course have specific risks, so it is always good ...
Sailing Hints & Tips: Man Overboard (MOB) Drill Sailing Hints & Tips: Man Overboard (MOB) Drill Sailing Hints Tips Man Overboard MOB Drill
Nanaimo
Follow our series on Sailing Hints & Tips, this week we look at the Man Overboard (MOB) Drill. Whilst Sailing is not particularly a dangerous sport, it does of course have specific risks, so it is always good to remind yourself and your crew of the Man Overboard Drill. The following drill will be accepted as part of the Yachtmaster course and will be something that all courses approved by Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) will require of skippers. Alert the Crew – shout “man overboard” and press the Man Overboard button on the GPS, this immediately marks the position. Throw a life buoy and also a dan buoy to the MOB, the life buoy can save their life and a dan buoy allows you to better spot them in the water, even better if it carries a radar reflector. Allocate a member of the crew to maintain sight on the MOB in the water, and keep pointing. Send a Mayday and DSC distress alert. Start the motor if you are under sail, sheet in the mainsail and drop the headsail if you can. Make ready a throwing line and manoeuvre the boat downwind of the MOB, come alongside ensuring the […]
Sailing courses
If you are doing a sailing course with us here at Vancouver Island Sailing School, then you may be wondering what you need to bring with you. We will provide provisioning for the duration of the course and ...
Sailing courses – What to pack – Vancouver Sailing School Sailing courses – What to pack – Vancouver Sailing School Sailing courses
Nanaimo
If you are doing a sailing course with us here at Vancouver Island Sailing School, then you may be wondering what you need to bring with you. We will provide provisioning for the duration of the course and of course the instructor and yacht. But you will need to bring the following in order that you stay comfortable for the duration of your course! Layering up We suggest that in cold weather you will be far warmer wearing multiple thin layers, so bring plenty of fleece and thermal long or short sleeved t-shirts, and quick-drying trousers. If the weather is forecast to be cold, then also bring gloves, hat, scarf and thick socks. Don’t get burnt or bitten! In hot weather again quick drying fabrics are recommended, as they will wick sweat away from your body and keep you ultimately cooler. Don’t forget sun-hats and sunscreen, and sunglasses will be invaluable to keep the glare from the water out of your eyes. Remember insect repellant too, though Mosquitoes aren’t generally a problem here on Vancouver Island On your feet Ideally you will want to be wearing shoes that are designed to be non-slip on yachts and also waterproof, so we […]
Corporate Yacht Charter
When it comes to organizing a corporate event with a difference, have you ever thought about organizing a yacht charter to sail Vancouver? For an enjoyable and exciting event that will certainly be memorable, it will give you ...
Corporate Yacht Charter – Taking a Company to Water Corporate Yacht Charter – Taking a Company to Water Corporate Yacht Charter
Nanaimo
When it comes to organizing a corporate event with a difference, have you ever thought about organizing a yacht charter to sail Vancouver? For an enjoyable and exciting event that will certainly be memorable, it will give you and your staff the opportunity to perhaps try skills that they’ve not tried before and see some of the most beautiful locations around Canada. It goes without saying that the company you choose must operate to the highest of standards and offer the professionalism that your company and indeed your clients, if involved, will surely demand. Perhaps you’ll choose to a charter a yacht purely for a day. It’s well worth visiting a good sailing school so that all of your crew are fully trained and can make the most of their time on the water. Depending on the individuals involved, you could try a women’s sailing course or a complete beginner’s event. You can be guaranteed that all involved will have the opportunity to learn more about teamwork and in fact about themselves too. If a yacht isn’t your preferred choice, perhaps you could try a power boat. Most companies will ensure that regardless of your choice of vessel, it will […]
Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing
Have you been sailing yachts for a while? If it’s a passion that really excites you and you feel the need for speed, perhaps yacht racing is for you! But where do you start? Probably your best bet ...
Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing Beginners Guide to Yacht Racing
Nanaimo
Have you been sailing yachts for a while? If it’s a passion that really excites you and you feel the need for speed, perhaps yacht racing is for you! But where do you start? Probably your best bet is to start by contacting local sailing schools to see what sailing courses they have available. They’ll be able to give you the technical and morale-boosting skills that you need. Training will often involve shorter races that are ideal for the novice yacht racer. Yacht racing is also highly sociable, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet new people too. It’s a great way to learn more about the sport and indeed developing your own personal and team skills. If you’re considering yacht racing, you need to make sure that you are physically fit. Racing is a demanding sport that requires flexibility, commitment, previous sailing ability and you need to have the ability to learn new skills. You’ll also need a good sense of humor and the ability to get on with a variety of new people – who are likely to become friends! So firstly you’ll need to join a yacht club that will give you all of the necessary information […]
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 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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