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Sailing Instructors Course

Cruising Instructor Course (CYA – Basic Sail)

Course date: TBA

Feel you are now proficient enough in sailing and yearn to pass your training on to others?Sailing Instructors Course

Prior to the Clinic a one day screening session is held to ascertain level of sailing skills and suitability.

It is important that candidates be current in their sailing skills and knowledge prior to entry into the Instructor clinic.

The Sailing evaluation demands above average basic sailing skills and there is no time during the clinic for remedial work.

Following the screening day the balance of the Clinic is run over two weekends plus time to write the exam. Total of 5 days (40 hours). The format of the Clinic is a combination of both classroom and on the water instruction.


The candidate must:

1. Be age 18 or older

2. Have Basic Cruising Standard Certification

3. Have Coastal Navigation Certification

4. Have 2 or more years sailing experience

5. Have Red Cross or St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate in CPR level B or higher

6. Have PCOC card.

Please note:Candidates wishing to attain certification to teach in a “cruise and learn” format, must be in possession of the Advanced cruising standard certification.

Course fee: call for breakdown of costs

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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