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!
Reduced rates if you return this year
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.
signn up then book the days with us
3 full days on the water one week apart. Can be three days in a row of three 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.
On your boat (2 people min)
Sail on Starlight
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 students but could be three if you all know each other. The price is per person. Food can be supplied. Prerequisite is a PCOC Card but can be done at the same time.
Sail on your boat (two people min)
Sail on Starlight
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. (online during Covid)
printed book, call for dates, we run it often
Call us for dates, we run it all the time
Welcome to Starlight Sailing Adventures . We are here to introduce you to basic sailing skills and the Cruising / Live Aboard Lifestyle in Sailboats. Come for a four hour intro (no study required) or do day classes and practice sails, three day condensed courses or come and cruise for a 5 day trip and leave with your Basic Cruising Certificate, You sign up in advance and get the material to home study. Then we go sailing and learn the afloat skills and practice the theory. At the end you write the appropriate Sail Canada or Transport Canada exam and there you go. You’re certified, you’ve learned a skill and had a vacation.
PCOC and VHF Marine Radio. You sign up in advance and get the material to home study. Then we do the review and exam (online during covid). At the end you write the appropriate Sail Canada or Transport Canada exam and there you go. You’re certified.