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Alumni Keelboat Sailing

in British Columbia


Learn the art of keelboat sailing on this Alumni trip in the Pacific Northwest.The waters of the Gulf Islands and the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia are home for 9-days of sailing education. The technical curriculum is the same as a NOLS semester sailing section, focusing on boat handling under power and sail, navigation, seamanship, and on-board living skills. You’ll be sailing and living aboard mid sized (36 feet) cruising sailboats. In addition to the boating skills, you’ll rotate through various crew positions, including meal preparation for the team. Enjoy the Pacific Northwest’s striking scenery while sharing quarters with a few other participants and an instructor. After this seminar, you should have the ability to sailwith an experienced crew.

International Sail and Power Association (ISPA) Competent Crew certification is available for those interested. If you already have ISPA Competent Crew Certification you may work toward Day Skipper Certification on this trip as well.


British Columbia Sailing
Dates: August 22 -30, 2012
Duration: 9 days
Cost: $1995
Average Age:


Typical Female/Male Mix:


Course start/end: Conway WA

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty- weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult"— higher numbers mean more challenge.)


Sailing. Living in communal space on a sailboat.

Fly in/out: Seattle WA (SEATAC)
Additional Information:

Detailed trip description (pdf)

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Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at

Haven't you always wanted to learn to sail? Photo: Kevin Kerr
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