The Spring session for 2019 is now fully booked!
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WVYC will be continuing it’s very successful “Flexible Basic Cruising Course”. There are a total of 8 places available for the course. This is a Sail Canada course and the first step on the ladder towards owning your own boat. You will learn to sail a keelboat in light to moderate winds in the waters around West Vancouver. The course includes anchoring, mooring, docking, crew overboard, motoring and all the points of sail plus loads more. You need to attend the classroom sessions and the on water sessions. The course will start in Late April/Early May. Classroom sessions may be run at WVYC from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm or at the instructor's premises. Each week your instructor will email you with the options for sailing that weekend (weather dependent). The first 4 of 8 students to respond positively will sail that weekend (usually only one day of the two). If you can’t make it – don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities.
Each student can take up to 5 days on the water and on the last day you will be tested for your “afloat” skills. There is also a written test to take when you feel ready. If necessary we will run a classroom teaching session to review the topics for the test. The cost of the Sail Canada Basic Cruising course will be $765 per student plus the cost of the PCOC registration. It will include a set of PowerPoint slides to help you with the Basic Cruising test, the PCOC test if you don’t already have it, the sail Canada logbook, on water time, classroom time, and the PCOC registration if you don’t have it.
Our program is designed to introduce you to the world of sailboats, wind, and water in the scenic waters of Howe Sound. Our courses are ideal for beginners or those who wish to improve their skills. You will be sailing as part of a group on a stable keelboat.
This course can be used as the prerequisite for joining the Boat-2-go program.
Next course will be in the Late Summer/Early Fall of 2019
All of our instructors are certified by the Canadian Yachting Association and are committed to providing you with the most professional, positive, and proactive sailing experience possible. Select the programs below for more great options:
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