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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Welcome to QuickNav, your Marine Training Centre, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC and serving the surrounding areas.
We have have been providing first class training courses for boat operators for the past 20 years, and built our reputation providing the very best, up to date courses and certification for commercial, recreational and those who are ready for a career in commercial boating.
We have proudly worked with First Nations communities across BC offering hands on training, in safety, fishing, commercial and consulting to meet the current demands of boating and navigation, and continue to offer customized courses to suit the needs of our students.

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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‘s mission is to provide knowledgeable, confident, certified graduates. We provide a blend of local and national certifications, experience and outdoor leadership training and risk management skills. Through a variety of learning environments, scenario-based situations and leadership styles, we give our grads a competitive advantage for employment in the Adventure Tourism industry through our 8 month program.

Westcoast Adventure College also offers shorter courses in a variety of outdoor skills such as:
Boating Safety (PCOC), Sailing (Competent Crew, Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper),
Interpretation Courses such as Marine Mammals, Shoreline Ecology, Westcoast Plants and Trees.
Basic to Advanced Camp and Backcountry Skills, Land and Marine Navigation, Marine Weather.

​International Students Welcome!

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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 is a Transport Canada approved Recreational Boating School (RBS) 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 centerboard cutter that is well equipped for offshore voyages.
S/V Warlock

Coastal Navigator and 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 Texada Island and Victoria including the Gulf Islands and San Juans; some of the most scenic cruising grounds in the world.

Yachtmaster Offshore
12 day Yachtmaster Offshore courses are conducted monthly during circumnavigations of Vancouver Island. These courses are scheduled on demand. The minimum prerequisites for YMO are Coastal Navigator and Coastal Skipper. 

Vic-Maui International Yacht Race – Yachtmaster Offshore, Yachtmaster Ocean
Crew positions are available aboard Warlock for the 2020 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race (#vicmaui) in July and the return voyage in August. The crew can earn Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Ocean Certificates of Competence depending on experience and performance. Please note: Celestial Navigation is no longer part of the curriculum. Please apply now! The crew must be selected by 28-Feb-2020.

Crew members must be able to participate in one or more of the Vic-Maui qualifying races such as the Southern Straits (Apr 10 – 12), Pacific Northwest Offshore (Oregon Classic) (May 7 – 10) or the Swiftsure (May 23-25).

Prerequisites: Crew should hold a current First-Aid certificate, restricted Marine Radio Operator (MRO) license, and a valid SAS (Survival at Sea) course certificate.

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Mailing Address:
PO Box 223
Bowen Island Post Office
Bowen Island, BC, V0N 1G0

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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