Vancouver Sailing Club

2019 Course Dates:  June 22,23,24 / Aug 19,20,21 / Oct 4,5,6

Contact Us for additional dates for your PRIVATE group of 3 or 4 

The Skipper Small Keelboat course is for those wishing to  be able to demonstrate  the skills needed to sail a boat in the 18 to 25 ft range. The course covers everything from the outboard engine, collision avoidance rules and procedures, docking  and maneuvering skills,  sail trim fundamentals and understanding how to be a true leader on a small keelboat.

Opon completion the course provides an equivalent credit for the VSC101 Qualified Crew the prerequisite for VSC203 Day Skipper  which provides a learning path for larger 28-50 ft yachts ownership and bareboat chartering.

The VSC Small Keellboat Skipper course is divided into two parts:

1) Sailing knowledge and seamanship- the self-paced NauticEd  Skipper Small Keelboat eCourse

2) Practical on-the-water Instruction & Certification - Vancouver Sailing Club (VSC)  3-Days, 0830-1700 hrs 

Vancouver Sailing Club

More about the Skipper Small Keelboat Sailing Course:

  • Sailing Knowledge module is available immediately- self-paced Course takes approximately 15-20 hours of total time to complete
  • Extensive and essential knowledge for sailing at the beginner and lower 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 Practical Certification to your NauticEd Sailing Resume and LOG Book included in the course

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VSC102 Skipper Small Keelboat Course Fees  

  • Registration $745 per person, $1275 couples, $675 per person for Private Groups of 4 
  • requires signed acceptance of the VSC Terms and Conditions and VSC Liability Waiver

You are required by Canadian Law to also have the following certifications/ licenses to act as a recreational skipper. We offer these courses before or following your on-the-water practical: 



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