Finding a skipper?

Hi all… we have a question regarding finding opportunities to get out on the water.

We joined BSC in April 2019 however we’ve not yet found an available opportunity to join a day sail or evening sail, as they either fill up quickly or the dates have not worked for us. We do however see some weekend days where some of the boats are available. We are not yet certified to Level 5 so our question is, how do we reserve a boat on a day that’s available and also find a certified skipper willing to spend the day with some newbies? Is there a process we’re overlooking on the website or is it a matter of getting to know certified skippers?

I should add that I have the Sail Canada Basic Cruise Standard Certification gained through a live aboard course in March 2019 so I do have a minimal amount of experience, but have not been on the water since the course. My wife also achieved the Crew Standard at the same time.

Thanks for your patience and understanding!


Newbies (Don & Bani)


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Tim Dunn

Coop Sails For members who want to go out sailing – I would suggest that you contact Mike LeBlanc and he will help get you in contact with other members who can take you out on a day sail. If you want to go out and all the spots on scheduled coop Sails are filled – we can add additional dates. Some lead time is necessary to ensure boats are available but weekdays, after work, boats are often available. I am available for weekend day Sails on Weekend Pirate / so let me know if you want to go out… Read more »

Shawna Little Calderwood

I apologize I missed your post and am responding late. I second what Tim said about reaching out to Michael. Lots of the members of the club are happy to take newbies out. I recommend coming out to the next member meeting and making an announcement that you are looking for assistance getting out on the water – you’ll get several offers. While the summer is wrapping up, there are many of us that sail year round so you still have lots of opportunity to get on the water. What part of town are you in? I personally love sailing… Read more »

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