Sailing School


Coastal Navigation Standard

Coastal Navigation is best taught in a classroom environment. Training will be conducted by our associate Dominique Prinet at Vancouver Marine Courses.
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"To be able to demonstrate the navigational theory required to safely navigate in coastal
or inland waters."


Course Content Synopsis

  • How to read a chart.
  • Lights, symbols, abbreviations.
  • Navigational tools.
  • Use of Govt. publications.
  • Aids to navigation.
  • Compass work.
  • Plotting a course.
  • Determining position.


More course options:

CYA Basic Crew (Competent Crew) - Become a useful member of a sail boat crew.

CYA Basic Cruising (Day Skipper) - Learn to take command.

CYA Intermediate Cruising (Bareboat Skipper) - Extend your skippering skills and gain greater confidence.

CYA Advanced Cruising (Coastal Skipper) - Experience the challenges of heavier weather and night sailing.

CYA / Coast Guard Card (Pleasure Craft Operator Card) - Mandatory licence for powered pleasure craft.