Multi Week Yacht Courses

Gap Year, Career Break or just an extended holiday we've teamed up with Nanaimo Yacht Club to provide some great courses and adventures to get you on the water learning skills you can use for life.

Want to become an advanced sailor or just want to relax and take in the wildlife and stunning scenery?

These four week trips are an adventure of a lifetime one of the best sailing areas in the world.

Yacht skipper training and cruising courses including a round Vancouver Island trip will give you much more than a foundation skill; this training will allow you to sail anywhere in the world.

Canadian Adventure

Starting on Vancouver Island Western Canada you'll have the chance to sail into some of the most amazing marine settings in the world. Desolation sound and the gulf islands. If its city life you want then you’ll get to sail into the down town cores of Vancouver and Victoria. 

If you love wildlife then this is the location for you. Eagles, seals, whales and bears are just some of the amazing blend of animals roaming the shores and filling the skies.

You never know you may even catch a few glimpses of local wolves on the beaches.

The base in Nanaimo is fantastic and there's everything you want right on the doorstep. Making it the perfect place to start and finish the trip.

These courses are run on a non profit basis and any surplus is used to give local children the chance to experience sailing for the first time thanks to our partners NYC Sailing School.

Duration - 4 week - Cost - $6600 (+5% GST)

(Special early bird offer - two people booking the same course together by March 31 2019 and sharing a cabin can save $300 each.)

Dates & Prices - 

Multi 1 - May 18 to June 16 (30 Days)

Multi 2 - Sept 7 to Oct 5 (29 Days)

Prerequisite - 18+ years of age, Knowledge - None

These courses take beginner and above sailors who are keen to get out and explore all that this part of the world has to offer.

Accommodation on the 40 or 43 foot yacht (in shared cabin) and all food for the time at sea are included. Also included is the yacht charter, instructor, fuel and moorage.

Each of these 4 week courses include a trip around Vancouver Island.

Qualifications available if required-

International Crew; International Bareboat Skipper; International Yachtmaster Costal; Weather Master, Navigation Master; Marine VHF and International Certificate of Competence.


With only two 4 week courses available per year it’s worth thinking about how they fit with your calendar and securing your place early.

400 Newcastle Ave. Nanaimo, BC

T: 250-754-7011

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