Probably dating myself but I taught sailing for Les Alfred's Jib
of sailing quite a few years ago. Les is long since dead but I believe the school
lives on. We had a great cadre of experienced instructors hired for their knowledge and easy ways.
We had a fleet of Cal
20's out of both Vancouver and Victoria.
There are also several sailing schools that run out of the lower mainland that offer overnight passages in the Straits of Juan de Fuca to prepare folks for overnight passages, navigation
during night sailing, watch standing and other issues that come up when not sailing on bright, sunny, windy days.
Hope this helps, cheers, Phil