Sailing School

Why we are different

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When you complete Sail la Vie sailing courses, you will receive not just a certificate. You will have hands-on practice and real world experience that gives you the confidence and the skills you need to set off on your own sea adventures.


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School Model

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We focus on providing both the “book knowledge” and authentic, practical experience.

Full skills development from basic to advanced level

  



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Gallery

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Sailing is always full of memories and funny stories. 

 "I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. 

I found it on the sea." - Alaine Gerbault 

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Sailing Courses

Basic Cruising Standard

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This is one of the entry level courses approved by Sail Canada on sailing keelboats and on cruising. It develops the sailors’ ability to take command of and operate a sailboat. 

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Basic Coastal Navigation

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Course focus to get chart reading, course plotting and passage planning skills required to safely navigate a recreational vessel under 65ft in coastal and inland waters. 

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VHF Marine Radio

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Learn how to operate modern VHF radiotelephone equipment

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Intermediate Cruising Standard

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To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as a skipper of a sailing yacht of 9 - 12 meters. The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for bareboat chartering for extended cruises in coastal waters. 

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Intermediate Coastal Navigation

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 To be able to safely plan and execute a long continuous passage including night sailing in unfamiliar coastal or inland waters, in all conditions of visibility, with or without electronic aids. 

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Celestial Navigation

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You will learn the theory of celestial navigation required to safely navigate a vessel offshore. Topics include use of a sextant, principles of celestial navigation and the methods used to determine your position utilizing celestial sightings.

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Sail La Vie Offshore Programs

Introduction to Sailing

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 If you’ve never been sailing before, it can seem quite overwhelming. Try our introduction to sailing program, and have our professional instructor show you the ropes 

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Competent Crew

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 Competent Crew is an intensive course to teach you the basics of living on and cruising a yacht. By the end of the course you will  taste for what this fantastic cruising lifestyle has to offer! 

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Mileage Builder Program

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  We're offering as many opportunities as possible for our students to put some miles under the coaching of RYA YachMaster.   

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Private Lessons

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We offer a good opportunity to be focused on your specific needs 

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Class Schedule