Intermediate Sailing Lessons

Intermediate Cruising Standard

Objective: To be able to cruise safely in local waters in moderate wind and sea conditions by day suitable for bareboat chartering.

Emphasizes on-the-water skills acceptable for bareboat chartering.

Master the skills that were taught in the Basic Cruising Course. Learn more about sail trim, new anchoring techniques, emergency procedures, passage planning, navigation skills, electronic navigation, radio procedures, seamanship, boat systems, and maintenance.

Sailing the Gulf Islands

“It takes a lot of patience to teach an old dog new tricks, but you did it. Thanks for your patience, it was a comfortable experience. I look forward to new challenges. I hope to see you again soon.”

Jack Neufeld – Coaldale, Alberta

Taught in a 5-day live-aboard format. Board our custom 42′ yacht Kinohi in Vancouver, B.C. to depart for the Gulf Islands. Course includes onboard accommodation, food, study material, exam and certification.

Sail Canada Intermediate Cruising Standard is the recommended Bareboat Charter standard for coastal cruising.


  1. Basic Cruising Standard
  2. Basic Coastal Navigation Standard
  3. ROC(M) VHF with DSC endorsement
  4. Pleasure Craft Operators Card

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