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Bareboat Skipper: Sail

IYT Bareboat Skipper w/ICC & VHF is the International Standard for Bareboat Chartering

Sailors refine and deepen their sailing skills and knowledge as they learn to navigate and skipper a boat in familiar waters in sight of land in moderate weather. In this course, students will further develop all the necessary navigation, boat handling, sailing, weather, and emergency management skills they learned at the Competent Crew & Day Skipper levels.  Here students must demonstrate proficiency in all areas of vessel handling, sailing, and safety and be ready to learn the additional decision-points necessary to accept the responsibility for the safety of the crew.  The course objective is to be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sailboat in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.


Topics covered include:

  • Responsibilities of a Bareboat Skipper
  • Crew safety checks
  • Hull and rig checks
  • Machinery and systems checks
  • Fuel and water capacity and range
  • Line Handling, Docking & Boat Handling Under Power
  • Points of Sail & Sail Handling
  • Vessel handling in confined quarters
  • Man Overboard & Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Knots & Seamanship
  • Boat and Engine Maintenance
  • Tides, Currents, & Navigation
  • Weather Patterns
  • Meal Planning
  • Port Regulations & Customs


Destination: Gulf Islands or Sunshine Coast

  • Students will discuss their route with their Instructors and participate in the course planning 


Prerequisite: Depending upon prior coursework and experience, students may pursue the following options.  To discuss the certifications you may pursue during your course, contact us at info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com



  • Coastal Skipper
  • IYT Bareboat Skipper w/ ICC
    • International Certificate of Competency requires VHF or equivalent
  • VHF


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



Please contact info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com 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 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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