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Learning to Sail

Learning to sail is a life skill that stays with you. People often learn as children, and hopefully this ignites a passion for being on the water throughout their lives. At Nanaimo we offer a wide range of Power and Sailing courses for individuals, couples or families and we also have summer camps for teens and kids. Our certification programs range from basic to advanced with courses from the Canadian Recreation Yachting Association (CRYA) andInternational Yacht Training (IYT)

Canadian Recreational Yachting Association

This is a not for profit Canadian organisation with 3 core objectives:

  • To increase participation and enjoyment in boating – by, for example working closely with sailing schools to encourage training.
  • To raise standards – by, for example helping people be more competent at handling boats.
  • Instruction – by, for example ensuring the organisation is an important source of boating information and training programs.

The Association runs a complete range of sail and power courses for instructors and has a membership scheme providing discounts for member sailing schools.

International Yacht Training (IYT)

This internationally recognised yacht certification authority operates a diverse range of courses through a network of partner schools. The IYT proudly runs courses across 56 countries. They certify more boating courses with more government approvals through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organization in the world.

They offer recreational, superyacht, dive boat  and commercial courses and in order to become one of their schools there are strict criteria to be met. The IYT also works with the Justice Institute of B.C. to offer marine training to various police and rescue agencies, such as Marine Police, Navy, Border Security, Search & Rescue and Firefighting Units.

 

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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Setting Sail While Staying Safe

Bareboat Charters

Charters can expect a safe & relaxed experience on our docks.  Our COVID protocols include boat and cruising area video briefings, thoroughly disinfected boats, and a plan to keep our staff at a distance.  Join us for a 2021 bareboat charter today and sail away with your own little bubble.

Sailing School  

Instruction is our greatest passion and the cornerstone of our business. Sailing School course will resume when B.C. health and safety protocols allow. Complete this form to join our waitlist.

Your Safety is our #1 Priority

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