Vancouver Sailing Club & Vancouver Sailing School

Vancouver Sailing Club &  Vancouver Sailing School is a Flagship Sailing School
Vancouver, BC, CA Canada
Website: www.vancouversailingclub.com
Our mission is to provide fun and challenging sailing education that exceeds the certification requirements for NauticEd Qualified Crew (Beginner), Day Skipper (Intermediate), Bareboat Charter Master (Intermediate) and Captain (Advanced) ranks. We provide patient engaging Instructors, exceptional charter yachts and international sailing adventures. Call us 1 (877) 772-9272 about our Vancouver weekend courses or week-long C&L adventures to BC's Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and the BVI.

Sailing School Location

Location: 1285 West Broadway, Suite 600 Vancouver, BC, CA V6H3X8 Canada
Phone: (604) 805 9944

Sailing School Instructors

Carl Richardson

Instructor Certifications earned include- ASA201,203,204,205,206,214, NauticEd Captain Level 5 , Marine CPR AED First Aid, Transport Canada (TC) SVOP, TC Marine Emergencies ME3, ISAF Safety at Sea, ROCM VHF Radio Operators Course, TC PCOC.
Email: carlr@vancouversailingclub.com
Phone: 604 805 9944
With over 72,000 NM logged under sail and a professional sailing Instructor for the past 15 years, I have had the privilege to introduce sailing and certify more than 1600 students on cruising keelboats 24-52 feet and cruising catamarans 38-48 feet. My favourite C&L destinations are BC's West Coast, Howe Sound, Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound. The average 8-15 knot winds and the abundance of BC Marine Parks, pristine anchorages and snorkelling make the Pacific Northwest a great place to relax and Learn-to-sail. I also enjoy Instructing Cruise & Learn adventures in Greece, British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Grenadines, Antigua and the Turks & Caicos Islands- 65 weeks in the past 12 years. I am an Instructor for the NauticED Qualified Crew, Coastal Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master and Captain Rank Certifications. My lesson plans use proven teaching methods that assist my students in acquiring the sailing knowledge, sail planning, seamanship, vigilance and boat-handling skills to p

Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Proficiency.

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Sailing Events

7-Day Desolation Sound Cruise & Learn and Mileage Builder

Event Location: Canada, Departs Lund, BC (Powell River), arrives downtown Vancouver,
Date: From Sat Jul 22 12:00am to Fri Jul 28
Event Type: Practical Training
Contact: 6048059944 Carl Richardson
Learn to Cruise and Skipper a 36-45 ft cruiser during a 7 day coastal passage- learn and earn NauticEd beginner, intermediate and advanced certifications for sailing knowledge, seamanship and boat-handling skills-experience the beauty of our mountains descending into the sea and BC' s abundant wildlife- $1875pp includes NauticEd Theory pre-course study, berth (or cabin for 2), linens, food aboard and all safety gear

7-Day Desolation Sound Cruise & Learn and Mileage Builder

Event Location: Canada, Departs Vancouver- Arrives Lund (Powell River), BC
Date: From Sat Aug 05 9:00am to Fri Aug 11
Event Type: Practical Training
Contact: 1 877 772 9272 Toll Free- Carl Richardson
Learn to Cruise and Skipper a 36-45 ft cruiser during a 7 day coastal passage- learn and earn NauticEd certifications for sailing knowledge, seamanship and boat-handling skills-experience the beauty of our mountains descending into the sea and BC' s abundant wildlife- $1875pp includes NauticEd Theory pre-course study, berth (or cabin for 2), linens, food aboard and all safety gear

7-Day Desolation Sound Cruise & Learn and Mileage Builder

Event Location: Canada, Departs Lund, BC (Powell River), arrives downtown Vancouver,
Date: From Sat Aug 12 9:00am to Fri Aug 18
Event Type: Practical Training
Contact: 1 877 772 9272 Toll Free- Carl Richardson
Learn to Cruise and Skipper a 36-45 ft cruiser during a 7 day coastal passage- learn and earn NauticEd certifications for sailing knowledge, seamanship and boat-handling skills-experience the beauty of our mountains descending into the sea and BC' s abundant wildlife- $1875pp includes NauticEd Theory pre-course study, berth (or cabin for 2), linens, food aboard and all safety gear

10-day Grenada and the Grenadines Caribbean Cruise & Learn and Mileage Builder

Event Location: Grenada, North to Tobago Cays and Bequia
Date: From Sat Feb 17 12:00am to Tue Feb 27
Event Type: Practical Training
Contact: 1 877 772 9272 Toll Free- Carl Richardson
2018 VSC Cruise & Learn From Grenada head north to explore the stunning Grenadines which include the famous turquoise waters and horseshoe reef of the stunning Tobago Cays national park; stylish Mustique, home to the rich and famous; Bequia the largest of the islands and home to beautiful Admiralty Bay; and Grenada’s sister island Carriacou, with its white sand beaches and natural harbors. Grenada is the most southerly of the Windward Islands and home to St Georges, arguably the prettiest city in the Caribbean. Relax on the world famous Grand Anse beach, explore the lush tropical rainforest, visit the spice plantations and rum distilleries, and enjoy the welcome you will receive from the people of the Spice Islands. Fees are $5750 US funds per couple sharing queen size cabin aboard Lagoon 42 Catamaran.