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Coastal Advanced Skipper Sail

Meet the challenges of night navigation and shifting weather patterns.  Refine and deepen your sailing skills and knowledge.  Cruise in the most spectacular sailing grounds British Columbia has to offer.


Course includes:

  • Accommodation in a fully appointed cabin aboard a 40-50′ yacht – see our complete inventory
  • Delicious meals prepared as a crew (sample menus)
  • Instructional Skippers whose local knowledge and advanced skills will help you reach your goals
  • Rental of tether and harness, if needed
  • Destination: Where the wind blows and we can challenge your coastal navigation skills


Certifications: Students who wish to obtain certifications may pursue Advanced Coastal Skipper and/or Yachtmaster Coastal, depending on qualifications.



  • Achievement of the equivalent of International Crew, Competent Crew/Day Skipper Sail (10+ days liveaboard instruction) and Coastal Navigation
  • Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Emergency First Aid certificate
  • VHF – ROC radio certificate


Minimum Sea Miles (to be achieved prior to the time of testing):

  • Coastal Skipper Advanced: 300 nm/at least 20 days sailing, ideally on a coastal waterway
  • Yachtmaster Coastal:  500 nm, including 20-days as skipper, and 12 hours on watch at night



Qualifications to Bareboat Skipper requires successful completion of a minimum of 10-days liveaboard sailboat instruction, a minimum of 14-days aboard a similarly sized sailboat, plus 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.




Coastal Advanced 7 day Sailing Course

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Dates & Rates:
Pre-board: April 21; Sail: April 22-28, 2022  (4 Cabins Available)

$ 2,860 per cabin – single occupancy (extra-person surcharge: $275)*


Certifications (per Student):

  • Coastal Skipper Advanced Sail: $225
  • Coastal Navigation: $200
  • IYT Bareboat Skipper with ICC: $350
  • Yachtmaster Coastal: $300
  • VHF (IYT Only): $49.95



*Extra-Person Surcharge:  Given the current state of COVID, we have changed our bookings for all group courses by providing each student with a cabin.  This cabin can be shared by a person of your choice, so long as the participant understand that they are joining this course as a fellow-student, whether for certification or to add sea-miles under instruction, and appreciate the nature of the course and it’s demands.  All persons joining the course must be willing to submit to a telephone interview, adhere to all health and equipment requirements, and share in all crew duties as assigned by the skipper while aboard.  Anyone who wishes to disembark from the vessel prior to it’s return to port is responsible for the costs and logistics of arranging their own transportation home and will not be refunded any fees for time not spent aboard.

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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