We’re a whole week into 2016 and already it is shaping up to be a great year! There is a lot going on with Sea to Sky Sailing both on and off the water, so we figured an update was in order…
Popular learn to race course kicks off the year
Our first Quicker Crew course of the year launched last weekend under gloriously sunny skies and snow-capped mountains. We have the second and final day of the course coming up this Sunday, so stay tuned for a race report with all the details!
The Quicker Crew course is the shortest, most economical point of entry into the sailing world. The focus on racing simply makes things more exciting! Check our course page for upcoming dates: www.seatoskysailing.com/quicker-crew
Adventure cruises and learn to sail courses scheduled from Spring Break through August 2016
We’re offering a range of courses and adventure trips this year and dates have been set right through the end of August… so you can plan out your spring and summer holidays now! Here’s what’s on offer, with links to course pages:
Learn to Sail
Level 1: Competent Crew… start sailing here. Learn how to sail, anchor, dock, tie knots, use sailors’ lingo, and everything else necessary for safety and confidence on board.
Level 2: First Mate… the next step up, where you broaden your knowledge, learn about navigation, and start to take charge on board under the guidance of a senior skipper.
Level 3: Day Skipper… this is where you get the experience and training to launch your very own sailing adventures! Learn how to plan every aspect of a safe passage, understand navigating in tidal waters, and develop the skills necessary to sail safely into unfamiliar waters.
Not sure which course best fits your experience and goals? Just give us a call or email and we'll help you sort it out!
Howe Sound Sampler 3-day trips
Join us for some great sailing in the Sea to Sky area. The first three trips of the year are designated ‘Cruising for a Brew-seeing’ tours, where we will visit our friends at Persephone Brewing for a tour of their hop farm and brewery. Scenic AND delicious!
Sunshine Coast 5-day trips
Heading along the Sunshine Coast lets us visit some of our favourite places: Smuggler’s Cove, Thormanby Island, Jedediah Island, Pender Harbour and even up into the remote and spectacular Princess Louisa Inlet.
Gulf Islands 7-day trips
We cross the Salish Sea to explore the archipelago of the southern Gulf Islands on this week long adventure. Gabriola, Valdez, Galiano, Mayne, Salt Spring, Pender and Saturna all form part of our oceanic playground on this trip and we take full advantage of their beautiful anchorages and friendly villages along the way.
Apprenticeship program filling up
I’m particularly excited about kicking off our unique youth sailing apprenticeship program this year! We’ve started receiving applications to this great program that gives keen young adults (ages 16-25) the chance to rapidly accumulate sailing experience over the course of the year. Stay tuned for announcements about our selection of apprentices for the 2016 season… or get your application in as soon as possible to be considered!
There are many other exciting developments in the works, and I can't wait to tell you about them soon! Happy New Year and here’s hoping your 2016 has launched on the right foot (and an even keel).
See you on the water,
Owner & Head Instructor