Private Courses

You can book a course for any time of year and for between 2 and 8 people.

All private courses are priced individually depending on the requirements of each group.

Start and finish points can vary with your requirements as can the yachts we use.

It’s a great way to learn and see the sailing grounds from northern Vancouver Island to Seattle.

Please email us at and ask for a quotation.

Own Boat Tuition

All of our own boat tuition is calculated individually but as a guide we have come up with the following –

All vessels will need to be in a clean and safe seaworthy state for the duration of the course.

If the vessel is not up to safety or hygiene standards the instructor has the right to cancel the course. For this reason it is always wise to have us take a look at the vessel before you book.

Cost –

An instructor will be charged out on a daily rate at $400 per day.

The above price are to start and finish in Nanaimo. Alternate start and finish locations can be arranged but travel time and expense will be charged. Time at $35 per hour (min 1 hour), expenses at cost.

Each student will be required to register online with IYT as a student prior to the start date.

Each student will be required to pay Nanaimo Yacht Club $75 for student and certificate processing plus certificate cost.


You will be required to provide the instructor with - a permanent bunk; food for the duration of the training (on the vessel or on land, the choice is yours).


You will be responsible for mooring fees, fuel and any other cost associated with running your vessel during the course.


The vessel should be insured for the full duration of the course.

400 Newcastle Ave. Nanaimo, BC

T: 250-754-7011

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