Sail Canada Courses in St. Vincent and the Grenadines!

Wavelength Sailing School has partnered with Barefoot Offshore Sailing School  to provide Cruise and Learn Courses meeting Sail Canada Standards in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Use the contact form below for more information

Barefoot Offshore Sailing School- 

The Barnard family have sailed in the Grenadines for over two centuries and  have  operated Barefoot Yacht Charters in SVG since the 1980s. Philip Barnard, the current managing director, is a professional racing sailor with encyclopedic knowledge of sail boats of all types. He established Barefoot Offshore Sailing School about 20 years ago, and has grown it into the most active American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing school in the south-eastern Caribbean.

Sail Canada certification in SVG- 

Through our partnership, we now offer Sail Canada certification using our experienced Sail Canada Instructors through BOSS. BOSS runs courses, both monohull and catamaran every week of the year, in one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world.  St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) consists of 32 islands in the southern Caribbean.  Each island is about 1/2 day sail from the next, which offers trade wind sailing between the islands, combined with gorgeous, sheltered anchorages.  SVG, which in general is less touristy than some other Caribbean destinations, was unaffected by the major 2017 hurricanes that caused so much damage in the northern Caribbean.  SVG has strong connections to Canada: many SVG citizens have relatives in Canada and are particularly welcoming to Canadians.For more information on sailing in SVG or on these and other courses leading to Sail Canada qualification -contact us by Email:


Course Dates for Sail Canada Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses. Courses Start and end to allow connection T with Air Canada Flights Non-Stop from Toronto and return on  Thursday & Sunday. In most cases there is an opportunity to take ASA certification at the same time

Course ID

Start Date

End Date


Catamaran-Intermediate with Catamaran endorsement  

Sun 27 Jan 2019

Sat 2 Feb 2019


Basic/ Intermediate  course

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Sat 9 Feb 2019


Advanced   (also opportunity for Advanced Instructor certification -contact us for details)

Sun 10 Feb 2019

Sat 16 Feb 2019


Basic/Intermediate course 

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Sat 23 Feb 2019


Basic/Intermediate course on a Catamaran (opportunity for Catamaran endorsement) 

Sun 24-Feb-2019

Sat 2 March-2019

More courses in 2019

contact us we can schedule courses in March-May  to meet your needs 

Courses will be opened with only one or more student booked with 3 or more months lead time


Air Canada now has direct flights  Toronto- St. Vincent-Toronto on Thursdays and Sundays Courses are arranged to coincide with these flights.


The Basic Cruise and Learn  covers an introduction to the theory and practice of sailing a larger keelboat. It is intended for this with little or no experience and covers the basics of sailing, motoring and  anchoring in a live aboard environment. There are no prerequisites.

Cost of 6 Day (6 nights on boat)  course US $1995 (no tax) + $100  +HST for on-line video Ashore study course , exam and certification. 



The Intermediate Cruise and Learn  covers extensive coastal cruising in a live aboard environment. It is the recommended standard for boat owners and charterers,  Basic or cruising experience along with Basic Coastal Navigation and Radio Operators certificate are pre-requisites.

Cost of 6 Day (6 nights on boat)course US $1995 (no tax) + $100  +HST for on-line video Ashore study course , exam and certification. 

Cost of 6 Day (6 nights on boat) Catamaran course US $2195 (no tax) + $130  +HST for on-line video Ashore study course , exam and certification plus catamaran endorsement 


The Advanced course covers coastal Passage Making up to 100 miles from shore by Day and night in any conditions.Essential for those planning extensive cruising or becoming an Instructor. Intermediate Cruising and Intermediate Coastal Navigation are pre-requisites.

Cost of 6 Day (6 nights on boat)course US $2699 (no tax) + $100  +HST for on-line video Ashore study course , exam and certification. 

For more information see Information package

CONTACT FORM for Courses with Barefoot Offshore Sailing School in partnership with Wavelength Sailing School

Contact us for Sail Canada or ASA courses with Barefoot Offshore Sailing School

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