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Windward Sailing School

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  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 250-896-4267
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The Skipper
Skipper Hans has been sailing since 1982. He is an ISPA certified instructor, holding a Yachtmaster - Offshore standard. He is also qualified in marine first aid.

The boat
Java is a 1976 Catalina. She is 27 feet long with almost 9 feet of beam (width). Her sails are roller furling. On board, she has the usual: compass, VHF, depth sounder, knot meter, spotlight. Extras include a Marine Pilot 1600 tiller helm, heater, and BBQ. Below decks there is a stateroom, propane stove, icebox, and head (bathroom).

Courses are International Sail and Power Association (ISPA) certified.

Basic Sail Training
Participants acquire skills in sail handling, sailboat, inboard engine management, chart use, basic navigation, obtaining and interpreting weather forecasts, and tide and current calculations. On successful completion of the basic course, participants will be able to sail confidently and safely in local waters by day in moderate weather conditions. The course is an ideal introduction to sailing and creates a sound base for further development if required.

Capable Crew
When registered, the holder is certified as being capable to crew aboard a sailing vessel in tidal waters, and in an emergency is capable to substitute as skipper. Is certified as capable to sail a vessel under 30 feet, where no navigational hazards exist, within 5 miles of safe harbour, during daylight hours, in light to moderate windcondtions.

Day Skipper Flotilla Sail
When registered, the holder is certified to act as the skipper of a live aboard sailing vessel, to be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew, while sailing in familiar waters within 10 miles of safe harbour, during daylight, in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills. (Day Skipper Flotilla Sail plus Coastal Navigation is generally recognized as the minimum requirement to charter a larger vessel for daysailing).

Special offer
The combined course cost for Capable Crew and Day Skipper Flotilla Sail if registered together is $797.50 + GST (includes $49.50 discount).
Includes text books, log book, and certification.
Basic Sail Training: $250.00 + GST
Courses consist of a minimum 12 hours of training, normally divided into two six hour sessions on successive days, including an introduction to the supporting knowledge mentioned.

Capable Crew: $405.35 + GST
(20 hours classroom or home study, 3 days on water practical) 

Day Skipper Flotilla Sail: $441.65 + GST
(20 hours classroom or home study, 3 days on water practical) 

Special offer:$797.50 + GST (includes $49.50 discount)
Includes text books, log book, and certification.

Skipper Hans
cell: (250) 896-4267
fax: (250) 477-1787

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Last week, I took Skippers Basic Sail Training and it changed my life. I am now looking forward to take the Capable Crew lesson.
Jimmy | Wed Jul 07 2010

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