VSC101 Qualified Crew

Course Overview

LEARN-TO-SAIL ! Enjoy a weekend on Vancouver's English Bay by earning your first sailing certification and prerequisite for courses to own or bareboat charter a cruising sailboat locally and internationally.

Vancouver Sailing Club

Provides the prerequisite for crewing/ rental of our J24 keelboats, VSC203 Day Skipper and VSC504 Competent Keelboat Racing Crew certification courses.

Prerequisites: 

None. This is an introductory learn-to-sail course.

Enrolment:

$595 per person, Special Promotion  $1075 couples, $2395 private group lessons for 3 to 6- call us for dates.

The course includes:

NauticEd pre-course study:

  1. Sailing Terminology
  2. Weather and Sea Conditions
  3. Electrical Systems
  4. Auxiliary Power
  5. Standing and Running Rigging
  6. Rules of the Road
  7. Slip Departure and Return
  8. Sailing theory and simulator
  9. Communications & Navigation
  10. Anchoring and Mooring
  11. Coping with Emergencies

16-hours on-the-water Instruction from a VSC Certified Instructor:

  • Sailing terminology review
  • "Safety is First" boat preparation
  • 5 sailing knots for rigging
  • Slip Departure and Return
  • Raising and Lowering the Mainsail and Jib/ Genoa sails
  • Basic Sail Trim
  • Sailing the Points of Sail and Triangular Course
  • Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery
  • Introduction to VHF radio communications
  • Anchoring and Mooring
  • Emergency procedures

Earning a  VSC - NauticEd Sailing Certification will become one of your prized accomplishments, providing the skills and confidence to maximize your sailing experience

You also receive a cloud-based Resume and Log Book for organizing and communicating your qualifications for rental and bareboat chartering to the world. 

Contact Us to learn more about how our friendly professional VSC certified instructors can help you accomplish your dreams.

Detailed Standard link:

 VSC101 Qualified Keelboat Crew Certification Standard

 

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Learning to Sail at the VSC is rewarding:

  • CONFIDENT, RESPONSIBLE and PREPARED - our focus is developing your sailing knowledge, seamanship and boat-handling skills in an environment of F U N  and  A D V E N T U R E
  • RECOGNITION - NauticED.org Certifications are respected qualifications for Bareboat Chartering and Yacht Insurance Companies worldwide
  • CONVENIENCE - progress at your own pace - each course includes a NauticED eLearning pre-course study and Vancouver Sailing Club's flexible year-round sailing schedule from our downtown Vancouver, BC, docks and the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

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