2017 Course Dates:  June 16-18 FULL / June 23-25 FULL / Sept 1-3  2 spots left /  Contact Us for private group lessons

The NauticEd Skipper Small Keelboat course is for those wishing to successfully master the skills needed to sail a boat in the 18 to 25 ft range. The course covers everything from the outboard engine and maneuvering skills to sail trim and understanding how to be a true leader on a small keelboat. It is divided into two parts:

1) Sailing Knowledge- the self-paced NauticEd  Skipper Small Keelboat Course

2) Practical- Vancouver Sailing Club (VSC)  on-the-water 3-Day Instruction & Verification 

More about this Skipper Small Keelboat Sailing Course

  • Sailing Knowledge is available immediately- self-paced Course takes approximately 10-15 hours of total time to complete
  • Extensive and essential knowledge for sailing at the beginner / intermediate levels.
  •  Take as long as you need to complete- return as many times as you like to review
  • You may take the tests anytime and as many times as you like online via browser
    or offline via our iPad/iPhone testing app. See our sailing apps page.
  • Adds the Skipper Small Keelboat course endorsement to your NauticEd Sailing Resume and LOG Book included in the course

Skipper Small Keelboat Course Fees  

  • $675 per person, $1275 couples, $625 per person for Private Groups of 4
  • to enrol go to our CALENDAR and find your date and register as an individual, couple our  group
  • option 1- Transport Canada/CPS VHF Radio Opertator Course Marine (ROCM) - $125+GST
  • option 2- Pleasure Craft Operators Card PCOC - $75 + GST


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