|Pre-board:||April 22 / Sail: April 23 – May 7, 2021|
|Pre-board:||September 23 / Sail: September 24 – October 8, 2021|
An adventure of a lifetime awaits………
to join an experienced Yachtmaster Instructional Skipper Circumnavigating Vancouver Island!
In addition to the material covered to achieve the Yachtmaster Offshore certification, the instructor will take you on a personalized journey in practical, hands-on application of celestial navigation throughout this 14-days and 14-nights circumnavigation of some of the world’s best cruising ground.
Celestial navigation (the practice of navigating by means of the sun and stars) is the oldest form of navigation, is vital as an emergency backup in the event of electronic failure and gives a greater depth of understanding of navigation.
IYT: International Certificate of Competency (ICC): Ask us how to achieve this important certification to charter in Europe whilst enrolled in the Yachtmaster course
Prerequisites: Sail Canada / Canadian Recreational Yachting Association or comparable accreditation:
- Coastal Navigation,
- VHF – Restricted Operators Certificate
- First Aid – CPR certification
Experience as a skipper equivalent to at least two seasons and applied the knowledge and practised the skills in the Coastal Skipper and Coastal Navigation standards.
On successful completion of the course, one will attain the International Yacht Training Yachtmaster Offshore Cruising Certification and the opportunity for a stand-alone Celestial Navigation Certification.
Spinnaker or Cruising Chute Spinnaker Endorsement dependent on vessel assignment.
Fee: $3,990.00 CAD (per person) +tax
- 14 nights single accommodation with meals aboard a yacht in the 40- 50 ft. range
- Certified knowledgeable and enthusiastic Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
- Use of company Inflatable PFD (Personal Flotation Device)*
- Full Cabin linen & sleeping bag for alternate bunking arrangements during night watches
*Please bring your own PFD/Harenss & Tether if you cruise, race or have one that works best for the offshore environment