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:

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 

The mission of Westcoast Adventure College is to provide knowledgeable, confident, certified graduates who are sought after in the Adventure Tourism industry around the world. We provide a blend of national and international certifications, outdoor leadership training and experience as well as risk management skills. Through a variety of learning environments, scenario-based situations and leadership styles, we give our grads a competitive advantage for employment.

Our Marine training program provides foundational knowledge, skills and certifications to plan and execute safe commercial marine expeditions. Training includes Transport Canada and Canadian Coast Guard approved and accredited certificates including Small Vessel Operators Proficiency, Domestic Vessel Safety (previously Marine Emergency Duties A1 & A2), Marine Radio Operator Certificate (ROC -M) and Marine First Aid.  Students gain sound knowledge of marine navigation, marine regulations, tides and currents, weather, and safety.

Practical training includes 12 passenger rigid hull inflatables, observational tours and exercises on local whale watching vessels, BC Ferries and with local sea kayak companies.

The DVS course provides practical training to respond to emergencies on board vessels and includes the experience of 

deploying life rafts and marine firefighting. This latter course is done in the state of the art marine fire training centre in Victoria.

Students also participate in a 4 day sailing expedition on larger cruising boats, through the Gulf Islands to ensure that they will be skilled and qualified as ISPA Crew, Day Skippers or Coastal Skippers. The practical sail training includes all aspects of expedition cruising including night navigation.

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


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FBSS is a Transport Canada approved Recreational Boating School (RBS) owned and operated by John Garfitt, P.Eng. (Ret), ISPA IE, Ocean Master – Sail, Offshore Master – Power.

The school is based in Nanaimo Harbour and operates S/V Warlock, a Baltic 51 centreboard cutter that is well equipped for offshore voyages and single-handed sailing.

FBSS offers ISPA international certificate of competency sailing courses from Competent Crew to Ocean Master. We also offer tailored tune-up courses in any aspect of boat handling, sailing and navigation.

FBSS courses and charters are scheduled on demand, so please do get in touch!

For more information:

Flying Bulldog Sailing School on Facebook and Instagram.

Phone: 604-760-7021

Barnacle Bill Yachting Service

30 years of experience!

I am well qualified on all aspects of sailing including night sailing, racing and spinnaker handling.

Interested in courses, please contact me and I will coordinate your request and answer your questions.

Please book early as I tend to book up quickly!

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Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School

For more than 30 years, Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School has taught sailors and power boaters from around the world. Located at the head of the Gulf Islands, our students begin their practical education from the moment they leave the docks. From Crew to Offshore and Ocean sailing – our students visit the best gunkholes in the Gulf Islands, train to become an Advanced Coastal Skippers and circumnavigate Vancouver Island. We specialize in providing mentorship and memories that last a lifetime while teaching our students in some of the world’s most challenging waters.

Whether you are stepping onto a boat for the first time, seeking to buy a boat or charter abroad, or wish to cross oceans, Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School can get you there.

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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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