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Introduction to Sailing / Boating

You can start with the 3 to 4 hour Introduction to Sailing / Boating Course where you will learn safety, leaving and returning to the dock. The rest of the time we will be out sailing and you can get a feel for what it is like to sail or just practice up on your long forgotten skills. Start your Sail Canada Accreditation now with this class. Returning for practice sails are at a reduced rate. So come often!

$150.00
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Reduced rates if you return this year

$150.00
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Reduced rates if you return this year

Start Keelboat Sailing

This is one of the entry levels in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising,Three half days on the water learning the basics. Good for individuals with minimal practical on water experience. This entry level course builds basic sailing skills with a focus on operation of the vessel as crew. Candidates completing this course will be able to competently contribute as crew to the operation of a keelboat in moderate daytime conditions. This standard is recommended for those with little boating or sailing experience that want to experience sailing on a keelboat and begin to build basic sailing skills in a relaxed environment and at a comfortable pace. Good for experienced Sailors if there is a particular skill you want to master.

$355.00
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signn up then book the days with us

$355.00
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signn up then book the days with us

Basic Cruising Standard 3 full days on the water

3 full days on the water one week apart. Can be three days in a row if you are from away. To be able to cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. This course is designed for the novice sailor and those with little experience on cruising sailboats in tidal waters. Can be weekend or week day. Dates can vary from what is posted depending on number of people signed up. PCOC Card included for a small fee if needed.

$675.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat

$675.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat

Basic Cruising Standard 5 Day Cruise and Learn

5 full days and 4 nights on the water cruising the Southern Gulf Islands. With the ultimate goal of being able to cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. This course is designed for the novice sailor and those with experience on cruising sailboats in tidal waters. It is for two or more students.. The price is per person. Food can be supplied at a cost per person. Prerequisite is a PCOC Card but can be done at the same time.

$1,465.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat

$1,465.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat

VHF Marine Radio ROC-M (DSC)

ROC stands for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator's Certificate and is required by anyone using a marine VHF or MF-HF radio (each person on the boat who will use the radio needs their own card). In addition, if you received your ROC card before the new Digital Selective Calling was introduced you are encouraged to rewrite and get your DSC endorsement for your ROC-M card. Sign up and get online access then about three weeks later we'll run the in class review and test. ( may be online during Covid)

$140.00
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printed book, call for dates, we run it often

$140.00
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printed book, call for dates, we run it often

PCOC Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Who needs a Pleasure Craft Operator Card? All motorized boat operators in Canada are required by law to have a Proof of Competency and the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (more commonly known as a boating license and PCOC) is that, regardless of age, length of boat or engine horsepower. Sign up here, get the book when you are done studying you can set up an appointment to write the exam. There you have it a lifetime certification.

$65.00
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Call us for dates, we run it all the time

$65.00
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Call us for dates, we run it all the time

Basic/Intermediate Coastal Navigation

The course consists of reading assignments in the text and notebook followed by exercises to be completed. The answers to the exercises are included so that you may verify your work immediately. When all exercises are completed the exams will be mailed to Starlight Sailing Adventures in Sooke for you to write. Time Required: There is no time limit on completing the course. Most students indicate that it is taking approximately 40 hours. Call or email us from the contacts page to sign up for this course.

$15.00
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Sailstice Flotilla, June 16 to 25, 2023

9 day Sailing get together for Starlight Sailing Students and crew. Bring your boat or prearrange to come with someone you know. We will leave Sooke with the current on the 16th of June and return by the 24th. We will be sailing, anchoring, hiking, visiting remote Islands, joining in Sailstice Festivities and just generally having fun on our boats. You are expected to have charts for the area, GPS, depth sounder and all Transport Canada required equipment onboard. PFD will be worn at all times while the boat is moving or you are in a dinghy.

$250.00
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