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Intro to Yachting

Earn both the Competent Crew & Day Skipper  Power Certificates on a 7 Day Custom Cruise & Learn! 

An ideal way to enjoy cruising on a powerboat whilst learning all the skills to cruise safely in our coastal waters.  Whether you are dreaming of owning a boat, chartering abroad, or just want to test the waters to see if cruising is for you – this course will build confidence, safe boating practices, and an appreciation of the beauty of British Columbia as you cruise through the Gulf Islands or Sunshine Coast.

 

Topics covered include:

  • Basic Rules of the “Road”
  • Nautical Terminology
  • Vessel equipment and instruments
  • Line Handling, Docking & Boat Handling Under Power
  • Man Overboard & Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Knots & Seamanship
  • Basic Tides, Currents, & Navigation
  • Weather
  • Dingy Handling

 

Destination: Southern Gulf Islands or Sunshine Coast

 

Pre-Requisites: None

 

Certifications: 

  • Competent Crew – Power: $200
  • Day Skipper – Power: $200

 

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

 

CUSTOM CRUISE & LEARN COURSES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Please contact info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com for details

 

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

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 in 2022

We look forward to welcoming everyone this year whilst maintaining a safe and healthy environment for everyone who visits our facilities.  Social distancing, mask wearing, vigorous cleaning protocols, and other measures will continue this year to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.

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