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Certified to skipper a 40 foot sailboat after 7 days of instruction?
However, given that you complete the pre-course study before you sail, are a good listener, learn the skills that show you are competent with boat handling, seamanship and navigation, you will get Certified in seven days.

We incorporate an extensive bareboat Check-Out on the last day of the VSC Bareboat Charter Master course (day 7) on Cruise & Learn. This proves you have the skills.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:14:11 -0800
What should I expect with wind, sea & other local weather conditions?,-sea-and-other-local-weather-conditions.html,-sea-and-other-local-weather-conditions.html
The "Pacific High" located 200-1000 miles north of Hawaii dominates our summer weather with sunny stable pressure creating the ideal conditions for an on-shore breeze to develop in the late morning most days. This thermal activity generates NW winds 7- 15 knots from 11am-4pm and 5-8pm. These conditions are ideal for sailing up Georgia Strait close hauled, beam reaching across to Nanaimo or our local favorites English Bay and Howe Sound on a day sail.

During the late summer and fall, we can get coastal fog in the mornings, which typically burns off by 10am. The winds pick up in the late morning/early afternoon.

During the winter months (November – February) winds are generally higher and we do experience infrequesnt seasonal gales. Because we are located on the Geogia Strait which is 100 NM long by 20 NM wide you can get a taste of real ocean sailing at times.

We teach our students how to prepare themselves and their boat for safe open ocean sailing. In our sailing area, there are many protected areas, which allow for sailing in calmer winds and seas.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:13:25 -0800
My partner and I would like private weekend lessons, is this possible? What are the costs?,-is-this-possible-what-are-the-costs.html,-is-this-possible-what-are-the-costs.html (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:10:31 -0800 How far in advance should I make a reservation for my sailing course?
To schedule a Cruise & Learn, we'd appreciate a 4-8 weeks notice. However, with 5 boats and 4 VSC Certified Instructor/ Skippers we should be able to arrange a course within 14 days if there are 3-5 students enroling.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:06:34 -0800
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Note: Private Charters workout well BUT we have found that you learn alot through other students' questions and challenges. The cabins aboard the Beneteau's are comfortable and all common areas are kept clean and organized as part of the learning experience. Cooking/BBQing with 3-4 other students is alot of fun- the ingredients are fresh and generous. On many of our Cruise & Learns people/ couples have met and become very good friends and cruise together regularly.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:07:48 -0800
Do you have special rates for English Bay Evening Sails for Corporate Teams or Clubs? (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:05:44 -0800 Difference between the WEEKEND and the 7-day Cruise & Learn Courses?
A few students cannot be away for 7 consecutive days for various reasons and prefer to take courses on the weekend. If the Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising and Bareboat Chartering courses are taken weekends within 3 months and augmented by casual sailing or racing at least monthly, students will likely acheive all their certifications and have a entries in your Log Book for qualifications for your first charter.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:13:50 -0800
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Many of our students enroll in our Learn-to-Sail program to help them sail their own boat, a friends boat, or learn crewing skills for participating in group charters or racing. If you plan to take certifications up to and beyond the VSC Bareboat Charter Master you will save alot of money through VSC Member's course discounts. You also have pre-approved access to our Sailing Resources including J24 and Beneteau First 36.7 sloops included in the VSC Sailing Club.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:04:11 -0800
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Although it's very rare that students get seasick during instruction, we have found the Seaband - wrist bands are very helpful in preventing queasiness. They are sold on the Internet, in any drug store or West Marine Products Store( Cost is under $10.00. There is another sea band worn on the inner wrist, called the nausea-quelling ReliefBand ($60.00; Relief Band). It helps avert motion sickness by emitting gentle electrical signals that interfere with nerves that cause nausea. It's reusable and side effect free. We've seen it work well for many students especially those prone to motion sickness.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:09:11 -0800
What should I bring when I attend my weekend sailing course?
VSC provides comfortable lifejackets, harnesses and tethers. We can also provide foul weather gear if requested at $25 per day.

It's also a very good idea to pack a lunch or purchase our Mid-Day meal and beverage option from La Baguette bakery- you won't regret it.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:07:12 -0800
When can I start a seven (7) Day C&L Course?
If you choose to pay a small percentage more for a private (2-4 students) you can start at any date.]]> (Carl Richardson) FAQ Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:15:42 -0800

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