Intermediate and Advanced Cruise & Learn- BC's Sunshine Coast and Sechelt Inlet

9 days to remember . . . .

October 15-23, 2016- Continue to develop your sailing knowledge, navigation, seamanship and boat- handling skills to the next level.

This Pacific Northwest Cruise & Learn is focused on providing the opportunity to experience heavy weather sailing conditions on an extended coastal passage:

  • Weather, current and tide analysis for passage planning
  • Log book template and logging of daily Sail Plan
  • Coastal piloting without GPS
  • Preparing the boat and crew for night sailing
  • Preparing the boat and crew for heavy weather sailing
  • heavy weather sail trim
  • Rigging Storm Sails
  • Anchoring, mooring and docking (or not) techniques for heavy weather
  • Provisioning a cruising yacht
  • Personal preparation for coastal passages

Ports-of-call include: Vancouver departure,  Port Graves Gambier Island, Smugglers Cove, Saltery Bay, Wilderness Resort (3-days Sechelt Inlet), Sechelt, Jedediah Island, Plumper Cove, Vancouver arrival

A 3-night stay at Sechelt Inlet's Wilderness Resort is included. Beautific rustic rooms,deluxe kitchen and a deep water dock provide a base for heavy weather sailing, docking practice, salmon and rock fish fishing. Preparing BBQ salmon feasts on 2 of the evenings will be our crew's goal before settling down into a comfortanble bed and evenings sleep.


BC's Strait of Georgia provides a northward route with rugged islands, challenging open water sailing, protected anchorages and salmon fishing. A very special segment of our trip will be to stay at the Wilderness Resort, Sechelt Inlet at the mouth of Narrows Inlet for 3 nights.

Beautiful rustic rooms with comfortable beds overlook the Coastal Mountains and windy channels. We will also get the opportunity to fish for salmon and rockfish with a local guides.

Our 7 or 9 day Sail Plan will include:

Howe Sound's Gambier Island and Collingwod Channel

The Sunshine Coast's Gibsons , Welome Channel, Smuggler's Cove and Malaspina Strait

Agamemnon Channel' s Saltery Bay, Skookumchuck (Sechelt) Narrows 

Sechel Inlet's Narrows Inlet and Salmon Inlet




Next Steps:

1) Read  the VSC standard Terms & Conditions

2) Select a 7 day or 9 day Cruise & Learn duration- both options are C$2275 plus GST 

3) Call our office for additional details and registration.

4) Visit our webpage- Sailing Resources 


Event Properties

Event Date October, 15 2016
Event End Date October, 23 2016
Registration Start Date September, 1 2016
Capacity 6
Cut off date September, 30 2016
Individual Price CAD2,275.00
Departure 0900hrs
Arrival 1700hrs
Granville Island Public Docks
1689 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Canada
Granville Island Public Docks
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