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Basic Cruising Standard Part 1 (Competent Crew)

This is an entry level, non-liveaboard course in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising, Two full 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. Prerequisite for the Basic Cruising Standard (Day Skipper) Good for experienced Sailors if there is a particular skill you want to work on Safety, Dockinig and Casting Off, and Points of Sail. No Exam.

$385.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat,. You can check our Calendar and make sure the dates you need are available

Basic Cruising Standard (Part 2) 3 full days on the water

3 full days on the water, (Non-Liveaboard). One week apart or can be three days in a row. 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. Prerequisite: must have the Competent Crew or equivalent years of experience. Good for experienced Sailors if there are particular skill you want to work on all aspects of Basic sailing. Must have before Intermediate Cruising.

$675.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat,. You can check our Calendar and make sure the dates you need are available.

Basic Cruising Standard 5-Day Cruise and Learn (Liveaboard)

5 full days and 4 nights liveaboard 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. It is a liveaboard course. 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 is supplied and agreed upon before. Cost of food is spit between everyone'. Prerequisite is a PCOC Card but can be included for a small fee.

$1,495.00
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Lessons on our boats or your boat,. You can check our Calendar and make sure the dates you need are available

Intermediate Cruising Standard 5-day Cruise and Learn (Liveaboard)

5 full days and 4 nights on the water cruising the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the Southern Gulf Islands. With the ultimate goal of being able to cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew. This is on a 9 to 12 meter vessel in moderate wind and sea conditions, by day. This course is designed for the sailor with experience on cruising sailboats. It is for two students but could be three if you all know each other. The price is per person. Food can be supplied. Prerequisite: Basic Cruising Standard, Marine Radio ROC-M (DSC) Basic Navigation Standard

$1,745.00
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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) There is a $20 fee for missing or rebooking within two weeks of the class.

$195.00
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Meet at RCM SAR Building in Sooke Harbour for 4 hour review and 1-hour exam. Printed or e-pub book, call for dates, we run it monthly.

$195.00
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Online 4-hour review and 1-hour exam. Over two nights.. printed or e-pub book, call for dates, we run it monthly.

Sailstice Flotilla, June 14 to 22, 2024

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 14th of June and return by the 22th. 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.

$300.00
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Cruising Instructor Recertification Spring 2024

This is the on-the-water part of the recertification. Before you sign up please check with john_gourlay@telus.net for course material and course outline.

Starting in 2022 the certification renewal process for Sail Canada Instructors was changed and instructors were extended to the end of September 2022 to provide an opportunity for everyone to move to the new certification protocol. Certification renewal through activity is no longer an accepted method of renewing certifications. The specifics of the recertification protocol are on a few of the Sail Canada Instructor pages.

INSTRUCTOR RECERTIFICATION:

Effective January 1, 2022, a revised recertification procedure has been adopted. Please see the following documents for information.

Keelboat cruising instructor | Sail Canada (sailing.ca)



$300.00
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Before you sign up please check with john_gourlay@telus.net for course material and course outline. Dates are to be decided among the Instructors who are recertifying and will be posted soon. The first on-the-water is in late February or early March to mid-March.

Basic Cruising Standard Challenge

Must be pre-arranged and have proof of competency to challenge the BCS. Call, email or text first.dd text here

$675.00
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Must be pre-arranged and have proof of competency to challenge this BCS. Call, email or text first.

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