Advanced Sailing Lessons

Advanced Cruising Standard

Objective: To be able to safely act as skipper and crew of an 8-15 meter sailing vessel, operating day and night in coastal or inland waters in any weather. Learn night sailing and navigation, passage planning, spinnaker handling, sail theory, weather systems, emergency procedures, advanced seamanship, vessel maintenance and repair. Course includes on-board food, accommodation study material, exam and certification. Upon successful completion of the written exam and sailing skills evaluation, the Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Standard certification will be awarded.

This is a 7-day live-aboard program, taught by “Capt. Mac”.

“Thanks Captain. It was educational, fun and sometimes nerve wracking! You are an absolutely gifted teacher and you seem to have an abundance of patience. Thanks so much!”

Megan Williams – Calgary, Alberta


  1. Intermediate Cruising Standard
  2. Intermediate Coastal Navigation Standard
  3. VHF Radio License ROC Maritime/DSC
  4. First Aid Certificate


Recommended: Several seasons of charter experience or sea time.

Course includes:

  1. On-board Accommodation
  2. On-board Food
  3. Wine with Dinner
  4. Study material
  5. Exam
  6. Logbook and Registration
  7. Sail Canada Certification

“Hey Mac, an awesome week, really enjoyed your patience with “reefing” the main. Those damn Saskatchewan wanna be’s.”

Jack M.