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HOW TO USE THIS MODEL

You've never heard about sailing or have a limited experience?


Congratulations! We have solutions for the beginners as well as for the experienced sailors:

Sail La Vie Sailing School will find the best option to fit your specific situation:

  • Choose the Sail Canada Standard course or our Special Program 
  • Improve your sailing skills with Mileage Builder Program and join our Sailing Plan
  • Make your miles and captain carrier with Sail La Vie Flotilla and Expeditions
  • Get your Full Sailing Certificate and change your travel style


Upon graduation you will have certificates and real sailing experience that gives you new opportunities to create your own sea adventures.

YOUR FIRST STEP

Tell us about your previous sailing experience and we will create a unique progress model specifically for you. 

Online Theory Sailing Courses

5 Sailing Lessons for Children /age 10 -15/

5 Sailing Lessons for Children /age 10 -15/

5 Sailing Lessons for Children /age 10 -15/

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5 Basic Lessons of Sail Canada Competent Crew Program 

Format: Live Webinar by ZOOM


Schedule: Every Monday - Wednesday - Friday, Time: 12pm-1pm 

Age: 10 -15


Highlights: 

• The course will develop sailing and leadership skills, how to think and act quickly in critical situations.

• It will open the door to the interactive traveling and adventures.


Certified Instructor: Oleg Nakarikov, commercial aircraft pilot, captain-instructor of sailing ships 


Agenda:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Sailing

Lesson 2: How Sails Work

Lesson 3: Nautical Knots and Water Safety

Lesson 4: Nautical Charts

Lesson 5: Secrets of Sailing 


Upon completion:

• Competent Crew Theory Certificate /Sail La Vie Sailing School/

• Recommendation for the Practical Course on the sailing yacht at Friday Harbour Marina during summer months

• Invitation to the Junior Sailors Club “Windy-Jr”

• Gift Certificate for Summer Camp 2020 


* CAD 25 HST included is the price for COVID - 19 quarantine period only

   Regular price is CAD 200 

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Competent Crew /Adults/

5 Sailing Lessons for Children /age 10 -15/

5 Sailing Lessons for Children /age 10 -15/

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MAKE YOUR FIRST STEP FROM HOME  


COURSE FORMAT: Video + PPP Lessons and Live Webinar with written exam  


 LIVE WEBINAR SCHEDULE:  Every Monday - Wednesday - Friday, Time: 5 pm – 7pm  


INSTRUCTOR: Oleg Nakarikov, Sail Canada Certified Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean


 UPON COMPLETION: Sail Canada Certificate


  COURSE FEE: CAD 30, HST included  PREREQUISITES: None 

PARTICIPANTS: Men & Women   

The course is presented in 2 languages:  in English according to the terminology and rules of sailing & in Russian with a detailed explanation.  

Highlights: 

•This is about how to be a real sailor as a competent crew and cruise safely

 •The course will develop sailing and leadership skills, how to think and act quickly in critical situations. 

•It will open the door to the interactive traveling and adventures.  

Agenda: 

Lesson 1: Boat parts & Introduction to Sailing Lesson 2: Wind / Boat Relationships Concept

Lesson 3: Rules of the Road 

Lesson 4: Navigation & Water Safety 

Lesson 5: Nautical Knots & Secrets of Sailing 


Next step: 18 hours sailing practice at Friday Harbor Marina 

Basic Cruising /Adults/

5 Sailing Lessons for Children /age 10 -15/

Basic Cruising /Adults/

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 START TO GET YOUR SAILING SKILLS FROM HOME

  COURSE FORMAT: Video + PPP Lessons and Live Webinar with written exam 


  LIVE WEBINAR SCHEDULE:  Every Monday - Wednesday - Friday, Time: 7 pm – 9pm  


INSTRUCTOR: Oleg Nakarikov, Sail Canada Certified Instructor, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

 UPON COMPLETION: Sail Canada Certificate

COURSE FEE: CAD 250, HST included  


PREREQUISITES: None 

PARTICIPANTS: Men & women   

The course is presented in 2 languages:  in English according to the terminology and rules of sailing & in Russian with a detailed explanation

 BASIC COURSE PURPOSE: To be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day

 Course Description Basic course introduces the operation of a cruising keelboat both as a powered vessel and as a sailboat.  This is one of the entry levels courses in the series of Sail Canada courses on sailing keelboats and on cruising.  It develops the student’s ability to take command of and operate (with assistance of competent crew) an auxiliary powered sailing vessel, by day, in light to moderate conditions. 

 Ashore Knowledge

  •  Section I: Terms and Definitions 
  • Section II: Gear and Equipment 
  • Section III: Safety
  •  Section IV: Rules of the Road and Regulations Section V: Weather
  •  Section VI: Duties of the Skipper and Crew Section VII: Seamanship   

Next step: 24 hours sailing practice at Friday Harbor Marina
 

Basic Cruising /Adults/

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  VHF Marine Radio /Adults/ 

Format: 3 hours Live Webinar by ZOOM  Prerequisites: None.  

Subject: To operate a marine radio you require a Restricted Operator Certificate, Maritime (ROC-M) It is the law!  Course Description: VHF Radio Course includes emergency radio procedures, everyday operating techniques, the uses of marine radios, choice of frequencies, operation phonetic alphabet, procedural words and phrases, Digital Selective Calling, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, (DSC/GMDSS) 

 Exam: 60 question multiple-guess test and oral segment  

Sail Canada Instructor, RYA Yacht Master Oleg Nakarikov  
 

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 Consulting with Yachtmaster 

​FORMAT:

  We offer different type of consulting:  

 *Zoom meeting or private lessons 

      *Master class on our Sailing Yacht HUNTER 33 or on your boat.  


We provide coaching to all, from first time boaters to seasoned owners looking to improve their confidence and control. 

 We deliver all courses to suit your needs, as well as Own Boat Tuition for boat owners who wish to train on their own vessel. 

  ​Buying a boat? We have helped many former students buying their dream boat and subsequently coached them in getting familiar with it. We also work closely with well respected surveyors to give you peace of mind before buying . We can offer this service which includes  one page report and a visit to the boat you intend to buy 


 Price: CAD 30 per hour, HST included 

 Consulting with Certified Sail Canada Instructor RYA Yachtmaster  Ocean Oleg  Nakarikov
 

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 GIFT CERTIFICATE 

from Sail La vie Sailing School 


IN THE AMOUNT of $100 


PARTICIPANTS: Adults and Children  


 REDEEMABLE FOR: 2 hours Introduction to Sailing Tour


LOCATION: Lake Simcoe, Friday Harbour Resort

SAILING BOAT: Hunter 33


* Advance notice for booking is required

 *No cash value may be redeemed toward selected package  


Programs for Beginners

Introduction to Boating

Competent Crew/First Mate

Introduction to Boating

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  First entry lesson for everyone!


This first meeting with Instructor is intended to provide novice boaters the opportunity to experience the joys of boating. The session may also be used for the purpose of building crew teamwork skills on water.

 

Sail Canada Standard - to introduce novice boaters to safe practices when preparing to leave the dock, while underway, and when returning to dock. 


This standard may be taught in a sailing vessel or a powerboat. It is expected that the vessel will be less than 12 meters in length 

Introduction to Sailing

Competent Crew/First Mate

Introduction to Boating

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First sailing experience!

 If you’ve never been sailing before, it can seem quite overwhelming. Try our introduction to sailing program, and test how it works.


  By the end of the course you will  taste for what this fantastic cruising lifestyle has to offer!  


Sail Canada Standard: To be able to sail safely as crew of a sloop rigged keelboat 6 to 12 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in 5 – 20 knots (not gusting over 25 knots) of wind by day.  

Competent Crew/First Mate

Competent Crew/First Mate

Competent Crew/First Mate

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  Be Confident as a crew member! 

Competent Crew is an intensive course to teach you the basic sailing skills. 


  It is perfect opportunity for family members to support their skipper .  


Sail Canada Standard: to be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as competent crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day

Full Program Sailing Courses

Basic Cruising Standard

Intermediate Cruising Standard

Intermediate Cruising Standard

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Start to get your sailing skills!


Sail Canada Standard: to be able to cruise safely in familiar waters as both skipper and crew of a sloop rigged keelboat of 6 to 10 meters with an outboard or inboard motor in moderate wind and sea conditions by day. 

Intermediate Cruising Standard

Intermediate Cruising Standard

Intermediate Cruising Standard

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Improve your sailing skills!


Sail Canada Standard:: to be able to cruise safely as both skipper and crew of a sailing yacht of 9 to 12 meters, sloop rigged with an inboard engine, in moderate wind and sea conditions by day.  


The standard emphasizes on-the-water skills at a level acceptable for extended cruises in coastal and inland waters and for bareboat chartering.


 This standard offers candidates the opportunity to develop daytime passage making, vessel management and sailing skills in a relaxed practical environment. 


Basic Coastal Navigation

Intermediate Cruising Standard

Basic Coastal Navigation

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Get your navigation knowledge! 

 

Sail Canada Standard: to be able to plan and to safely navigate by day in Canadian coastal and inland local waters. 


This introductory course offers basic knowledge of navigation theory and is the initial course in a comprehensive set of courses offered by Sail Canada on vessel navigation.  

VHF Marine Radio

Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Basic Coastal Navigation

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Learn how to operate modern VHF radiotelephone equipment !


Sail Canada Standard: ROC stands for Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate and is required by Anyone using a marine VHF radio or other marine radios (each person on the boat who will use the radio needs their own card). 


There are significant fines if you are found using a VHF or marine radio without your card.  


Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Intermediate Coastal Navigation

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 Learn how to navigate  without electronic aids


Sail Canada: to be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required 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. 


The concepts are applied and tested in the Advanced Cruising Standard.   

Celestial Navigation

Intermediate Coastal Navigation

Intermediate Coastal Navigation

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Be Ready for Offshore Passage!


 Sail Canada Standard: to be able to demonstrate the celestial navigation theory required to safely navigate a sailing cruiser on an offshore passage


Offshore Programs

Mileage Builder Program

Mileage Builder Program

Mileage Builder Program

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  Build your miles and experience!

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

Private Lessons

Mileage Builder Program

Mileage Builder Program

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Achieve your own goal!

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

Class Schedule