Basic Cruising Standard-3 days

3 days

$ 675/ person


3 full days on the water one week apart. Can be three days in a row of three if you are from away. To be able to cruise safely in local waters as both skipper and crew in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. This course is designed for the novice sailor and those with little experience on cruising sailboats in tidal waters. Can be weekend or week day. Dates can vary from what is posted depending on number of people signed up. PCOC Card included for a small fee if needed.

Availability & Dates

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Good to know

Good for those restricted to 3 days of time.
Home study the material.
Can be three Saturday or Sundays or any combination of three days.
Won’t take up your whole Vacation.
Lots of places to stay in Sooke.

What to bring?


Non Scuffing footwear. Boat shoes, Teva-type sandals or tennis shoes. (to see if it scuffs if you take it off and slide an edge of the sole on paper)


Foul weather/Rain gear, fleece jacket, windbreaker and a sweater layer is good, during summer rain gear is usually not needed.


Sunglasses with safety string and side protection, sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and a cell phone or camera.’


Reading material, and games.


Current driver’s license, current passport (if US travel is planned), birth certificate copy (if US travel is planned), next of kin contact information, PCOC Card, other sailing qualifications (if you have any), sailing logbook (we can provide if needed), evidence of travel insurance coverage, and BC Tidal fishing license if you wish to fish or gather shellfish.


Call or text: 1-250-415-3223

Email: Contact Page

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