ISPA Canada School

Alberta School: 

Sindbad School of Sailing has been devoted to teaching safe cruising skills and competent seamanship for over 40 years. ISPA Sailing Instructor Paul Kantor is a life long sailor dedicated to the training of sailboat operators both ashore and on the water, with the emphasis on excellence in the safe-handling and skillful use of pleasure craft. A recognized International Sail and Power Academy (ISPA) Certified Instructor of beginner through advanced certifications.
International sailors welcome!

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780 953 5174

British Columbia School:

Since operations started decades ago, Island Cruising’s staff have made  it their mission to be the best charter company in the world.
It is not  only a pleasure to provide you with the best product and service, it is  our company standard and our personal commitment to you.
We are very aware that company confidence is the #1 factor in determining who you will holiday with.
With the highest industry wide reputation, years of experience and multiple professional association memberships, Island Cruising endeavors to leave you without a doubt of our dedication to the ultimate boating experience. 

As a company, Island Cruising believes in its main resource – you the guest! 
We would like to thank all of our regulars, repeat guests and  corporate clients for cruising with us and sharing your experiences of our company with people around you every day.

Please feel free to contact any one of our staff at any time, we are always happy to hear from you!
​International Sailors Welcome!

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Stowaway Adventures is an ISPA Sailing School that offers sailing instruction around Vancouver Island, BC. 
​Whether you are intending to set out on a world voyage or charter a bareboat – our goal is to get you sailing with confidence in yourself and your skills.  Explore Desolation Sound, Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast or the West Coast during week-long courses while we teach you how to sail the tidal waters around Vancouver Island, BC. and beyond!!

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Westcoast Adventure College 

Our college’s mission is to provide students with the learning opportunities in Adventure Tourism which will allow and encourage students to achieve a standard of excellence in their coursework. It is our belief and responsibility that, upon graduation, our students will be in demand for their knowledge, skills and experience acquired during the program.

Our Goals:

* To deliver holistic education in Adventure Tourism for business application across the spectrum of the Tourism industry.

* To offer courses which are certificate-based and which are accepted or required in the Adventure Tourism industry.

* To offer courses which focus on current and future Adventure Tourism business structures, designs and applications.

* To develop Leadership throughout all areas of the Adventure Tourism program.

* To instill comprehensive and consistent Safety Awareness, and sound Risk Management skills in all aspects of the program.

* To provide a safe, adventurous learning environment that offers the guidance, support and encouragement students need to succeed.

* To create a learning environment that promotes sharing of each student’s motivation, background, perspectives, interests and strengths.

* To help students extend themselves and their experience, and discover what they can achieve, through challenging experiences in the field and in the classroom.

* To offer students opportunities for personal growth through sharing, reflection and by playing a significant role in their learning, and the learning of others.

* To teach a sense of responsibility and commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.

* To encourage critical and constructive assessment and evaluation of current Tourism Practices in our region and around the world.

* To offer Community Courses in essential skills to enable individuals and groups to safely explore the lands, lakes and seas around British Columbia and wherever the wish to travel.

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Wind Valley Sailing School established 1994 in Vancouver BC.
We offer ISPA Competent Crew to ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean!
We are here to help achieve your dream!


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Flying Bulldog Sailing School 

FBSS is a Transport Canada approved Recreational Boating School (RBS) owned and operated by John Garfitt, ISPA IE, Yachtmaster Ocean, Sail and Yachtmaster Offshore, Power. The school is based out of Bowen Island, BC and operates S/V Warlock, a Baltic 51 centreboard cutter that is well equipped for offshore voyages and single-handed sailing.


Coastal Navigator / Coastal Skipper Cruise & Learn

FBSS offers 7 day Coastal Navigator and Coastal Skipper Cruise & Learn courses on demand throughout the spring, summer and fall in the waters between Desolation Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, including the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands.

Yachtmaster Offshore

12 day Yachtmaster Offshore courses include circumnavigating Vancouver Island. These courses are scheduled on demand. The minimum prerequisites are Coastal Navigator and Coastal Skipper. Each course accepts up to 5 students.

Yachtmaster Offshore, Yachtmaster Ocean

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race

Crew positions are available aboard Warlock for the 2020 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race ( in July and the return voyage in August.

Crew members must be able to participate in one or more Vic-Maui qualifying races such as: the Southern Straits (Apr 10 – 12) or the Swiftsure (May 23-25).

Apply now, time is running out!


Yachtmaster Offshore, Yachtmaster Ocean

Vancouver to Costa Rica via Baja. (Fall 2020)

End-of-season FBSS 21-30 day repositioning expedition will be a 21-30 day ocean voyage that affords the opportunity experience single-handing a 51’ sailing yacht.


Custom Charters and Courses at all Levels in Costa Rica

Winter 2020-21


Single-Handed Sailing Tune-Up

Warlock is ideally set up for single-handed sailing. Our Single-Handed Tune-up allows you to experience,  gain confidence and expand your capabilities as a single-handed sailor on a 51’, high-performance yacht under expert direction. Please enquire.


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Newfound Land School:

 Sea School of Newfoundland was founded in 1999 by owner-operator Jim Miller . Jim has experience in the operation of sailboats, fast-rescue craft, small commercial vessels and cruising trawlers. He is a certified instructor with the International Sail and Power Academy.
Jim has sailed thousands of miles, both in his own boats and as volunteer crew with sailing friends. Many of his sailing adventures have been recounted in the Pleasure Boating column of The Navigator magazine
and on sailing websites.

​International Students Welcome!

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Ontario School:

The Everest of Fresh Water Sailing!
We offer a variety of courses starting with our 10-hour basic introduction class to our week-long CRUISE & LEARN sailing certification holiday.
Lake Superior Adventures will be instructing adults in the art of sailing using our 40 foot ocean capable sailboat. International Sail and Power Academy (ISPA) certification courses will prepare you for sailing your own boat on the Great Lakes or charter bareboat in the Caribbean and worldwide.
Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Navigation certification courses will all be taught on Lake Superior.
​Cruise and Learn Lake Superior courses will be live-aboard sailing holidays. Visiting Thompson Island, Loon Harbour, Silver Islet, Black Bay, Nipigon Bay, Red Rock, Rossport, Isle Royale and the Slate Islands.
International Sailors Welcome!

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