Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Courses

 

 
 

  

 

  • Develop "Safety is First" competence and confidence for recreational coastal sailing and offshore
  • Provide the course certification and licenses required to charter sailing yachts locally and internationally
  • Build the experience and seamanship to be a coastal Skipper
  • Master Weather Planning and  Routing
  • Learn the theory, regulations and practice of Coastal Navigation
  

VSC101 QUALIFIED CREW Certification

Beginner

Enjoy a weekend on Vancouver's English Bay and earn your first sailing Certification and prerequisite leading to intermediate qualifications to own or bareboat charter a cruising sailboat locally and internationally.

Prerequisite:
Non. You have some boating experience and are comfortable on the water
Availability:
Year-round. 
Certification:
Internationally recognized QUALIFIED CREW COURSE
Format:
Practical on the water 2-day weekend courseo on Vancouver's English Bay leaving the dock on Granville Island. You may also consider taking this courses as one of the two courses taken during a 7-day Cruise & Learn Adventure to Gulf IslandsDesolation SoundBritish Virgin Islands, Corfu, Greece ( Sept. 2017) or the Caribbean Grenadines Islands (January 2018)
Price:
$595+GST

 

When you enrol for courses you will receive a NauticED cloud-based Resume and Log Book for:

  • entering and organizing your existing and future certifications
  • recording and verifying experience
  • easy communications to Yacht Charter/ Rental  and Insurance companies worldwide

You can add/update to your log Book with our smart phone APP and authenticate your logged experience via automated email with other sailors on your crew.

 


VSC202 SKIPPER SMALL KEELBOAT Certification  

Beginner/ Intermediate

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.

Prerequisite:
None. 
Availability:
April- September
Certification:
Internationally recognized SKIPPER SMALL KEELBOAT COURSE
Format:
Includes NauticEd Day Skipper pre-course study. Practical on the water 3-day weekend course in English Bay/ Howe Sound. 
Price:
$675+GST  

VSC203 COASTAL DAY SKIPPER Certification  

Intermediate

Foundation sailing knowledge, seamanship, boat handling skills, and navigation for coastal cruising during daylight hours within sight of land.

Prerequisite:
VSC101 Qualified Crew, RYA Competent Crew,  CYA Basic Crew or ASA101 Basic Keelboat or successful Test-Out
2018 Availability:
March 1-12, April 7-9, June 2-4 , Sept 8-10, Oct 20-22  and all 5, 7 & 10 day Cruise and Learn adventures held throughout year
Certification:
Internationally recognized DAY SKIPPER COURSE 
Format:
Includes NauticEd Day Skipper pre-course study. Practical on the water 3-day weekend course in Howe Sound. You may also consider taking this courses as one of the two courses taken during a 7-day Cruise & Learn Adventure to Gulf IslandsDesolation SoundBritish Virgin Islands, Corfu, Greece ( Sept. 2017) or the Caribbean Grenadines Islands (January 2018)
Price:
$825+GST  


VSC204 BAREBOAT CRUISING MASTER Certification

Intermediate

Learn how to Skipper an auxiliary powered cruising sailboat (or catamaran when available) of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length. Complete Coastal Navigation certification, understand how to complete a check-out, trouble shoot the systems aboard and cruise minimum of 25 nautical miles on coastal waters in moderate to heavy weather conditions.

Prerequisite:
VSC203 Day Skipper Certification or CYA Day Skipper, ISPA Day Skipper, ASA103 or Test- Out
Availability:
All Year Round. 
Certification:
Internationally recognized BAREBOAT CHARTER MASTER COURSE
Format:
Includes NauticEd Bareboat Cruising Master self-paced pre=course study. Practical on-the-water 3-day weekend course in Howe Sound. You may also consider taking this courses as one of the two courses taken during a 7-day Cruise & Learn Adventure to Gulf IslandsDesolation SoundBritish Virgin Islands, Corfu, Greece ( Sept. 2017) or the Caribbean Grenadines Islands (January 2018) and 3 days on the water instruction and cruising
Price
$825 + GST for 3 day weekend

 

VSC205 COASTAL NAVIGATION Certification

Intermediate

Learn navigation theory, understand weather forecasts, develop charting skills and demonstrate GPS operations required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.

Prerequisite:
None. This course is suitable for Power or Sail recreational boating.
2018 Availability:
All year round. Practical on the water 3-day weekend course in Howe Sound. You may also consider taking this courses as one of the two courses taken during a 7-day Cruise & Learn Adventure to Gulf IslandsDesolation SoundBritish Virgin Islands, Corfu, Greece ( Sept. 2017) or the Caribbean Grenadines Islands (January 2018)
Certification:
Internationally recognized COASTAL NAVIGATION COURSE
Format:
NauticEd Coastal Navigation eLearning Course & Examination, 3-day practical during 3, 5 & 7 day Cruise & Learn Mileage Builders
Price:
$325+GST Theory and $275+GST Practical

 

VSC321 ADVANCED COASTAL OFFSHORE CRUISING Certification

Advanced

Learn to safely perform as Skipper and Crew on sailing vessels 35 to 50 feet in length in all weather conditions day and night, within 150 miles of coast.

Prerequisite:
50 days seatime as skipper or crew, NauticED Bareboat Charter Master, VSC204 Bareboat Charter Master, VSC205 Coastal Navigation Certification or ASA104
Availability:
May and September. Practical on the water 3-day weekend course in Howe Sound. You may also consider taking this courses as one of the two courses taken during a 7-day Cruise & Learn Adventure to Gulf IslandsDesolation SoundBritish Virgin Islands, Corfu, Greece ( Sept. 2017) or the Caribbean Grenadines Islands (January 2018)
Certification:
Internationally recognized CAPTAIN RANK
Format:
6 day Cruise & Learn course with overnight sailing passages, includes NauticEd CAPTAIN pre-course study
Price:
$1875

 

VSC338 OFFSHORE SAILING MASTER Certification 

Advanced

The sailor is able to safely act as crew, Watch Captain and Skipper of an offshore equipped (ISAF Cat 0) sailing vessel on offshore cruising passages and racing.

Prerequisite
VSC321 Advanced Coastal Skipper Certification, 50 days of Logged experience as Skipper and Crew or ASA 105 &106
Availability
You may during a 7-day Cruise & Learn Adventure to Gulf IslandsDesolation SoundBritish Virgin Islands, Sechelt Narrows and North Gulf Islands, Corfu, Greece ( Sept. 2017) or the Caribbean Grenadines Islands (January 2018).

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