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Intermediate / Bareboat Skipper Sailing Course

Increase your knowledge – improve your boat handling skills aboard a Cruise & Learn Sailing Course, this weeklong format includes:

  • 5 – 7 days of sailing aboard a yacht in the 33 – 40 foot range whilst cruising the scenic Gulf Islands
  • 5 – 7 nights shared accommodation
  • All provisioning, students take turns with galley duty and yacht maintenance
  • A certified knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor
  • Use of company Inflatable PFD (Personal Flotation Device – vest type)
  • Cabin linen and bath towel


 $1,599.00 – $2,395 (per person) +GST  and applicable course certification
 *5 – 7-day courses dependent on sufficient enrollment of a minimum of 3 students or contact us for more information on the Tailor-Made option!


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  • Competent Crew (Canadian Recreational Yachting Association)
  • It is recommended to have a recognized first-aid certificate and a
  • VHF radio operator’s certificate.
  • Some experience as skipper at the Basic level (at least 10-day sails or equivalent) and have applied the knowledge and practised the skills of the Basic Cruising Standard

Topics covered include:

  • Safety & housekeeping
  • Boat and engine maintenanceCruise & Learn
  • Boat and Sail handling
  • Navigation
  • Menu planning

Preboard by 4 pm for a boat orientation and to meet your fellow students
The course begins the following day at 9 am

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. This course brings you closer to being able to bareboat charter.

*All course dates are subject to sufficient enrollment.

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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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