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Sailing School Introduction

Course registration Sailing School Accreditation
Course registration

Learn to skipper or crew a sea-going yacht, while sailing in the Gulf Islands, along the Sunshine Coast up to Desolation Sound.  Come and explore BC’s spectacular cruising ground surrounding Vancouver Island while obtaining a sailing certification!

Our sailing school, based in Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) offers Power and Sailing courses for individuals, couples or families, we also have summer camps for teens and kids.

Our boating and yachting school’s certification programs range from basic to advanced and include a Yachtmaster Offshore course with Celestial Navigation that circumnavigates Vancouver Island~ Our school teaches Canadian Recreational Yachting  Association, (CRYA) and International Yacht Training  (IYT) courses

Please contact us for more dates and availability!

We have recently been asked to work with Transport Canada in promoting safe boating in the rental boat fleet. Check out this interactive course to learn more:

Launch Course

Sail – Basic/Intermediate and Coastal Navigation Women’s Only Sail  Powerboat  Coastal Advanced Skipper Sail
(7 days & 7 nights)
Yachtmaster Offshore Sail with Celestial Navigation
(14 days & 14 nights)
March 28 – April 1, 2020

April 17 – 21, 2020: FULL

Flotilla Sailing: May 4 – 11

March 13 – 17, 2020

April 30 – May 4: 1 cabin!

April 23 – 27, 2020

May 16 – 20: 1 cabin left!

April 14 – 20, 2020*

Pre-board April 13, 2020 

*1 cabin left on 2nd boat!

April 24-May 8, 2020*

Pre-board April 23, 2020

*1 cabin left

May 26 – 30, 2020

June 6 – 10, 2020: 1 cabin left

June 12 – 16, 2020

Flotilla: May 4 – 11,

May 7 – 11: FULL

May 22 – 26: FULL

May 28 – June 1, 2020

Sept 13 – 19, 2020*

Pre-board Sept 12, 2020

1 cabin left!

Sept 22 – Oct. 6, 2020

Pre-board September 21, 2020

*1 cabin left

July 12 – 16, 2020: 1 cabin left!

July 14 – 18, 2020: 1 cabin left!

July 18 – 22, 2020: 1 cabin left!

June 12  – 16, 2020

July 6 – 10, 2020

June 23 -27: FULL

July 9 – 13, 2020

April 13 – 19, 2021

Pre-board April 12, 2020

April 23 – May 7,  2021

Pre-board April 22, 2021

August 10 – 14,  2020: FULL

August 18 – 22: 1 cabin left!

August 20 – 24, 2020

August 17 – 21, 2020 August 8 – 11, 2020  Sept 13 – 19, 2021

Pre-board September 12, 2021

Sept 24 – October 8, 2021

Pre-board September 23, 2021

September 6 – 10, 2020

September 11 – 15, 2020

September 4 – 8, 2020 September 6 – 10, 2020

September 17 – 21, 2020

*dates are subject to change, please contact us for more information.

Basic/Competent Crew
Boating Courses

Perfect for those at the beginning of their sailing or powerboating career – these courses take you from nothing to providing you with confidence.
Duration – 5 days & 5 nights sailing through the Gulf Islands
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. 35%  deposit guarantees your place.

Basic Competent Crew Sailing Courses

All Basic Sailing Courses

Intermediate/Day Skipper
Boating Courses

Ok – you know how to sail and now you want to get more proficient or maybe you want to charter and need certification?
Duration – 5 days & 5 nights sailing through the Gulf Islands or to the Sunshine Coast
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. (50% non-refundable deposit guarantees your place)

sail

All Intermediate Sailing Courses

 

Advanced Sailing Courses

You can sail, you have extensive experience and now you want to do the real deal or you want to get certified.
Duration – 7 to 14 days depending on the course/s selected
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. (50% non-refundable deposit guarantees your place)

Advanced Sailing Courses

All Advanced Sailing Courses

 

Specialist Sailing Courses

Perfect for those at the beginning of their sailing or powerboating career – these courses take you from nothing to providing you with confidence.
Duration – 5 – 7 days depending on the course/s selected
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. (50% non-refundable deposit guarantees your place)

Specialist Sailing Courses

All Specialist Courses

 

Student Testimonials

Nanaimo offers a range of sailing course accredited by the main industry sailing bodies, the bodies we work with are:

Canadian Recreational Yachting Association

A non-profit organisation that works with various bodies to promote both sailing and powerboating through member clubs, schools and partners.

Their mission statement is:
Canadian Recreational Yachting Association is dedicated to the training of both sail and power operators on the water with an emphasis on safe boat handling and the skilful use of pleasure craft while having fun.

 


IYT – International Yacht Training Worldwide

Operates more boating and sailing organisation in the world.

International Yacht Training Worldwide operates more boating and sailing courses with more Government approvals through more sailing schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating or sailing organisation in the world.

IYT was started to:

  1. Standardising yacht training across the globe
  2. Offering the training in a modular format
  3. Courses could be taken in any of our partner schools anywhere in the world.

IYT yachting courses are recognised by 25 different Governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1599.00
Sailing School Introduction
Course registration Sailing School Accreditation
Course registration

Learn to skipper or crew a sea-going yacht, while sailing in the Gulf Islands, along the Sunshine Coast up to Desolation Sound.  Come and explore BC’s spectacular cruising ground surrounding Vancouver Island while obtaining a sailing certification!

Our sailing school, based in Nanaimo (Vancouver Island) offers Power and Sailing courses for individuals, couples or families, we also have summer camps for teens and kids.

Our boating and yachting school’s certification programs range from basic to advanced and include a Yachtmaster Offshore course with Celestial Navigation that circumnavigates Vancouver Island~ Our school teaches Canadian Recreational Yachting  Association, (CRYA) and International Yacht Training  (IYT) courses

Please contact us for more dates and availability!

We have recently been asked to work with Transport Canada in promoting safe boating in the rental boat fleet. Check out this interactive course to learn more:

Launch Course

Sail – Basic/Intermediate and Coastal Navigation Women’s Only Sail  Powerboat  Coastal Advanced Skipper Sail
(7 days & 7 nights)
Yachtmaster Offshore Sail with Celestial Navigation
(14 days & 14 nights)
March 28 – April 1, 2020

April 17 – 21, 2020: FULL

Flotilla Sailing: May 4 – 11

March 13 – 17, 2020

April 30 – May 4: 1 cabin!

April 23 – 27, 2020

May 16 – 20: 1 cabin left!

April 14 – 20, 2020*

Pre-board April 13, 2020 

*1 cabin left on 2nd boat!

April 24-May 8, 2020*

Pre-board April 23, 2020

*1 cabin left

May 26 – 30, 2020

June 6 – 10, 2020: 1 cabin left

June 12 – 16, 2020

Flotilla: May 4 – 11,

May 7 – 11: FULL

May 22 – 26: FULL

May 28 – June 1, 2020

Sept 13 – 19, 2020*

Pre-board Sept 12, 2020

1 cabin left!

Sept 22 – Oct. 6, 2020

Pre-board September 21, 2020

*1 cabin left

July 12 – 16, 2020: 1 cabin left!

July 14 – 18, 2020: 1 cabin left!

July 18 – 22, 2020: 1 cabin left!

June 12  – 16, 2020

July 6 – 10, 2020

June 23 -27: FULL

July 9 – 13, 2020

April 13 – 19, 2021

Pre-board April 12, 2020

April 23 – May 7,  2021

Pre-board April 22, 2021

August 10 – 14,  2020: FULL

August 18 – 22: 1 cabin left!

August 20 – 24, 2020

August 17 – 21, 2020 August 8 – 11, 2020  Sept 13 – 19, 2021

Pre-board September 12, 2021

Sept 24 – October 8, 2021

Pre-board September 23, 2021

September 6 – 10, 2020

September 11 – 15, 2020

September 4 – 8, 2020 September 6 – 10, 2020

September 17 – 21, 2020

*dates are subject to change, please contact us for more information.

Basic/Competent Crew
Boating Courses

Perfect for those at the beginning of their sailing or powerboating career – these courses take you from nothing to providing you with confidence.
Duration – 5 days & 5 nights sailing through the Gulf Islands
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. 35%  deposit guarantees your place.

Basic Competent Crew Sailing Courses

All Basic Sailing Courses

Intermediate/Day Skipper
Boating Courses

Ok – you know how to sail and now you want to get more proficient or maybe you want to charter and need certification?
Duration – 5 days & 5 nights sailing through the Gulf Islands or to the Sunshine Coast
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. (50% non-refundable deposit guarantees your place)

sail

All Intermediate Sailing Courses

 

Advanced Sailing Courses

You can sail, you have extensive experience and now you want to do the real deal or you want to get certified.
Duration – 7 to 14 days depending on the course/s selected
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. (50% non-refundable deposit guarantees your place)

Advanced Sailing Courses

All Advanced Sailing Courses

 

Specialist Sailing Courses

Perfect for those at the beginning of their sailing or powerboating career – these courses take you from nothing to providing you with confidence.
Duration – 5 – 7 days depending on the course/s selected
Pricing – The price of our standard Cruise and Learn includes the provisions, yacht and instructor. (50% non-refundable deposit guarantees your place)

Specialist Sailing Courses

All Specialist Courses

 

Student Testimonials

Nanaimo offers a range of sailing course accredited by the main industry sailing bodies, the bodies we work with are:

Canadian Recreational Yachting Association

A non-profit organisation that works with various bodies to promote both sailing and powerboating through member clubs, schools and partners.

Their mission statement is:
Canadian Recreational Yachting Association is dedicated to the training of both sail and power operators on the water with an emphasis on safe boat handling and the skilful use of pleasure craft while having fun.

 


IYT – International Yacht Training Worldwide

Operates more boating and sailing organisation in the world.

International Yacht Training Worldwide operates more boating and sailing courses with more Government approvals through more sailing schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating or sailing organisation in the world.

IYT was started to:

  1. Standardising yacht training across the globe
  2. Offering the training in a modular format
  3. Courses could be taken in any of our partner schools anywhere in the world.

IYT yachting courses are recognised by 25 different Governments worldwide for commercial use including the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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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