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Flotilla Sailing

Are you looking for your next adventure as an individual sailor? Are you hoping to share an incredible experience with family, friends, and other like-minded sailors?

If you have taken a course or two but aren’t quite ready to bareboat charter, a flotilla sailing expedition may be a great option to build your sailing miles and confidence while enjoying a fantastic sailing holiday along the BC coast.

A flotilla sailing adventure is a fantastic way to grow your sailing network with other sailors. A lead skipper will conduct an itinerary briefing with your charter boat each morning and evening and assistance in anchoring and docking. This will help guide you through each day’s course, as well as on-shore activities throughout well-planned segments of the trip.

We currently have two options to join a flotilla sailing adventure:

    • Charter one of our bareboat charter boats and be a part of the sailing flotilla with itineraries as well as lead boat accountability and assistance throughout the 7-day sailing week.

Exclusive to this flotilla at Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School, the flotilla fee will also include light breakfasts and lunch and three dinner meals on-board.

    • Join a flotilla boat as an individual or pair, with at least one qualified Coastal Skipper registered on-board or we can pair you with other experienced sailors. The boat may change depending on flotilla registration, and the flotilla fee that guarantees your spot on a 33-50′ sailboat, 7-days/7-nights sailing with on-board shared-accommodation, light breakfasts and lunch, and three dinner meals on-board. Sailing itinerary planning as a flotilla with a lead skippered sailboat.
        • $1,800.00 CAD per person


The opportunity also exists for a full-day refresher pre-course ($355.00+ GST per person) with a professionally accredited IYT / CRYA Instructional Skipper:

  • Boat handling: docking practice, line handling
  • Navigational planning, in-classroom session
  • In-depth boat orientation, systems & safety checks

The full-day refresher on the pre-board day (and ) includes:

  • Sleep aboard the night prior to setting sail ($139 value)
  • Additional full day on the boat for the familiarization and orientation (~+$485 daily cost value)
  • Full day with an instructional skipper ($400.00 value)
    • On water boat handling: ~ 4 hours on the boat
    • In-classroom educational session: ~ 4 hours
  • Light lunch

The full-day refresher takes place on the day prior to setting sail:

  • Spring: May 2, 2020
  • Fall: September 3, 2020

Contact us for more information to reserve your boat or bunk on-board a fun-filled flotilla sailing adventure!



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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To our valued boating community,

As we’re all aware, the COVID-19 virus pandemic is continuing to impact and change our world, however we do look forward to a safe and wonderful 2021 boating season.

The health and well-being of our clients, students, and staff remains of paramount importance to us.  We continue to closely monitor the situation and react accordingly

We remain on hand to anwer all your questions and concerns.

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We look forward to welcoming you to our base and our wonderful cruising ground soon!