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Old 26-09-2017, 10:03   #16
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Re: Beginner from Vancouver, Canada

I am sure there are lots of sailing school choices in the Vancouver area. The only one I am actually familiar with is San Juan Sailing out of Bellingham Washington. They run an excellent program!

If you would like to do some warm weather sailing this winter, check us out - we would be happy to have you join us for some sailing in the Caribbean!
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Old 26-09-2017, 21:00   #17
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Re: Beginner from Vancouver, Canada

Check out Bluewater Cruising Association. Through their Fleet and Education programs you would meet a ton of like-minded people and learn more than you could in any other single location.

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Old 17-11-2017, 21:23   #18
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Re: Beginner from Vancouver, Canada

A plus 1 for Cooper as a place to start.
They have a few different options on how to learn
A set of day lessons on different boats at weekends or 5 day cruise and learns
They also do classroom shore courses
There are other schools
Coopers is a good one
Slightly biased I used to be an instructor for Cooper
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Old 17-11-2017, 21:50   #19
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Re: Beginner from Vancouver, Canada

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You can hardly do better than Cooper's. They are the modern iteration of the Jib Set Sailing School for which I was an instructor in its very early days. We wrote the book! Here is a link to Cooper's:

Cooper Boating - Courses

They are located in Mast Tower Lane on Granville Island.

However, if money is a consideration, you might like to scull around the Jericho Sailing Centre on the old RCAF seaplane base at Jericho Beach out at the end of Fourth Avenue. There are several clubs and cooperatives there. Check out this link:

https://jsca.bc.ca/

Club Locarno, there mentioned, arose from several clubs. among them the Simon Fraser Sailing Club which friends and I started back in '66.

As others have said, there are cooperatives elsewhere as well.

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