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Pre-Advanced Prep Course
7 Days    $1200.

This is a 7 day sailing program that will enable the student to refresh and update their afloat and navigation skills while providing them with the prerequisites that are required for the Advanced Cruising Standard.
The Pre-Advanced Prep Course is an excellent program for student at an Intermediate sailing level who would like to take a refresher course or for those who have been away from sailing for a period of time.

Advanced Cruising Standard
7 Days             $1300.

The CYA Advanced Cruising program is both challenging and rewarding. It will enable students to improve their present sailing and navigation skills while preparing them to sail safely and more confidently by day and by night in demanding coastal conditions. This program requires the student to have completed the Basic and Intermediate Cruising Standard, the Coastal Navigation Standard and to have practical experience as a skipper of a vessel for at least two seasons.
We conduct most of our Advanced training programs on the west coast of Vancouver Island which is considered by many to be one of the most challenging and pristine coastlines in the world.

Offshore Cruising Standard
7 Days             $1500.

The CYA Offshore Cruising program takes students into a new and demanding ocean environment while teaching them the skills that they will be required to master. This program requires students to have completed the Advanced Cruising and Celestial Navigation Standards and to have had several years of coastal sailing.
We teach our Offshore Cruising programs in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Vancouver Island where weather and sea conditions can be demanding. These ocean routes extend out beyond 100 nm from land and cover more than 500 nm during the 7 day program
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Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island
14 Days           $3000.

           
This is a 14 day program that provides the afloat skills for both the CYA Advanced Cruising Standard and the Offshore Cruising Standard. This program is very demanding since the vessel must navigate some of the most remote and challenging tidal areas on the west coast. In addition to the prerequisites required for the Advanced Cruising Standard students must also be in excellent health and physical condition.