We provide sailing courses as you live aboard your yacht and we voyage to various destinations along the coast of B.C.  Our courses are not taught by sailing around in circles and going back to a dock every night.   
Your first course is part of your cruise -- there is no extra charge -- Instruction and books are included.  
There is an extra charge of $195.00 if you wish to take an additional course on any one cruise -- 7day or longer courses only.

ISPA requires courses be taken sequentially 

All courses include an accredited Transport Canada boating safety test for the 
Pleasure Craft Operator Card
at no extra cost 

We teach people how to cruise under sail as you live onboard your yacht and we voyage to various destinations cruising the coast of B.C.  Our courses are not taught by sailing around in circles and going back to a dock every night.    
Your course is part of your cruise -- there is no extra charge -- Instruction, books, and registration is included.  
There is an extra charge of $195.00 if you wish to take an additional course on any one cruise. 

Quick Dates -- see at a glance what dates are available for your course

Basic (Competent Crew) - This is the first certification course. This course puts you in charge. Successful completion of this course allows you to charter smaller boats for day sailing.  The suggested minimum time to complete this course is 5 days and our venue is usually the Gulf Islands.  The 7 day Princess Louisa or 9 day Desolation Sound provides a much more relaxed pace and the opportunity to do a second course. 

Coastal Navigation - Home study program with practical portions completed during Coastal Skipper course.  

Day Skipper (Intermediate) - This is the course that is recognized as the foundation for the bareboat charter standard and deals with living on a boat.  The 5 day Gulf Islands should be considered the minimum for this course.   As with the other courses, the 7 day Princess Louisa or 9 day Desolation Sound cruise provide a more relaxed venue.  We can often complete both the Basic and Intermediate standards during the 9 day Desolation Sound cruise.

Bareboat Charter Skipper -- This is a package of courses that are the minimum certification required by most bareboat charter companies.  For people with considerable sailing experience, this can be done during a 7 day challenge course or for those who are newer to sailing, the 9 day course is recommended.  The package is a specially priced combination of Basic, Intermediate and Coastal Navigation. 

Coastal Skipper  (Advanced) - Major topics covered are night navigation and how to plan a longer distance cruise. The cruises that involve these aspects are the Inside passage and Van Isle. 

Yachtmaster - "The passage maker" - This course bridges the gap between the Advanced and Offshore.  It involves a trip of considerable mileage that includes several days Offshore. Watch keeping, night navigation, spinnaker sailing and the other aspects of extended voyaging.  Our venue for this course is the Van Isle trip witch includes about 400nm offshore.
For 2010 we are combining an Advanced/Yachtmaster course with the Swiftsure International Yacht race.

Offshore - Our Offshore courses are usually part of the VanIsle or Queen Charlotte trips.

Keel Boat Racing - We offer a racing course as part of our fall/winter racing program.

Please
Contact us for additional information on any of our programmes.

Discounts
Groups -- Put together a group and we will provide special pricing and a private cruise.
Prices are on a per person basis, tax extra.  Unless otherwise indicated, the pricing for these cruises is all inclusive - Boat, Skipper/Instructor, provisions, bedding, and towels.

Booking Policy - $500 deposit per person - cheque, VISA, or MASTERCARD - on booking with balance 30 days prior to departure.    The deposit is non-refundable -- it is the cost of the course materials, postage/shipping and administrative costs.  You are not expected to return your books if you cancel your trip.

A cruise/course will be considered cancelled by the student if full payment is not received 15 days prior to departure or suitable arrangements made.  There will be no refund.  There will be a $500 reinstatement fee.

Cancellation Policy - Full refund less $500 administration/course materials fee 30 days prior to departure. Within the 30 days, there is no refund unless we are able to find a client to take your booking.  In that event, a full refund less administration fee will be made.  
It is VERY STRONGLY advised to make arrangements for travel insurance
- particularly for longer trips that may be affected by adverse weather conditions and may delay arrival times resulting in missed flights.  In addition, we have had several cases where illness, injury, or family issues have prevented clients from taking their trips and, as we were unable to find another client to take their space, we were unable to provide a refund.
Sailcraft will make every reasonable effort to meet our schedule but we are not responsible for delays due to weather/safety related issues.  The safety of our crew is paramount.

Rebooking Policy - $500.00 rebooking fee within 30 days of departure.

Contact Sailcraft SAILCRAFT home page info@sailcraft.com

Sailcraft is a member school of ISPA

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