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Royal Yachting Association

Sea to Sky Sailing is Royal Yachting Association recognized training centre, in fact we are the only one on the west coast of North America!  The RYA is considered to be the gold standard for yacht training at all levels and is the most highly regarded sailing certification available.

We are thrilled to be an RYA training center, as this highly professional organization offers an excellent curriculum with an entire library of supporting materials, online theory courses and to help you advance from your first time on a boat through to skippering a yacht on offshore passages, resulting in certification that is recognized worldwide. The RYA also offers a clear path to professional certification through commercial endorsement of their Yachtmaster certification, opening up some exciting options for our most ambitious students.

The RYA program offered by Sea to Sky gives students a straightforward path to develop their sailing knowledge to a high standard of safety, competence and confidence.  Upon completing each standard, students receive an internationally recognized certificate with the weight of the RYA behind it. 

Sea to Sky Sailing teaches five practical RYA courses from Start Sailing through to Yachtmaster Offshore and can also facilitate students achieving the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).  The ICC is like an international driver's license.  It is the primary certification accepted by charter companies worldwide, allowing you to launch your own sailing adventure in the Mediterannean, Caribbean, South Pacific or wherever you wish to roam.  

Transport Canada

Sea to Sky Sailing is a Recreational Boating School registered with Transport Canada.  In order to be recognized as a Recreational Boating School, we meet stringent standards regarding the safety of our vessels, as well as maintaining strict training standards for our instructors and quality control on the delivery of our training programs.