ISPA - Day Skipper

ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail Certificate - Shore Based and On the Water Practicals

International Certificate of Competency - ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail

This certification allows the holder to act as skipper of a live aboard sailing vessel.  To be responsible for the safety of his/her vessel and crew while day sailing in familiar waters - Within 10 miles of safe harbour.  During daylight hours in moderate wind and sea conditions using basic navigational skills.  Essential for Boat Chartering - ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail Certificate Course includes:

  • Intermediate sailing cruising knowledge
  • Anchoring and docking
  • International buoyage system
  • Basic navigation
  • Collision regulations
  • Passage preparation and planning
  • Marine weather
  • Tides and currents
  • and much more


Prerequisites:   Competent Crew Basic Sail

Recommended - Not a Course Requirement:
First Aid plus CPR, Restricted Radio Operator Certificate (Marine) ROC(M)

Ashore Based Theory Portion - ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail ashore theory portion can be studied in classroom at Grant MacEwan University College Edmonton or by self paced home study correspondence.  Students become better prepared for afloat practical which brings added safety and confidence on the water in the sailboat environment. This course is usually combined with the Competent Crew Basic Sail Certificate Program and also prepares students to write and pass the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) exam.  The Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) exam will also be offered to you free of charge upon completion of this course if you have not yet obtained one.   Order texts and logbook when you register for this course. (approx 20 hours of home study). When you complete this course you are qualified to join our Cruise & Learn Register while berths are available.

Ashore Workbooks Text:  Day Skipper Sail  $42.50
Afloat Practical - Cruise and Learn Course Locations:  Lake Wabamun, West Coast

Afloat Practical Course Dates:

Book before June 30, 2015 and Lake Wabamun Courses will be reduced by $50.00
 Course# Dates  Location Day
 CC/DS-12-01W April 22 - April 29, 2016
 Nanaimo BC Live Aboard
 CC/DS-12-02W April 30 - May 07, 2016 Nanaimo BC Live Aboard

 CC/DS-12-02D May 23 - May 27, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-03D May 30 - June 03, 2016Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-04D June 06 - June 10, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-05D June 13 - June 17, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day

 CC/DS-12-06D June 22 - June 26, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day

 CC/DS-12-07D June 27 -  July 1, 2016  Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-08D July 04 - July 08, 2016  Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-09D July 11 - July 15, 2016  Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-10D July 18 - July 22, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-11D July 25 - July 29, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-12D August 01 - August 05, 2016  Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-13D August 08 - August 12, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-14D August 15 - August 19, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-15D August 22 - August 26, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-16D August 29 - Sept 2, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-17D September 05 - Sept 09, 2016  Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-18D September 12 - Sept 16, 2016  Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-19D September 19 - Sept 23, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-20D September 26 - Sept 30, 2016 Lake Wabamun  Week Day
 CC/DS-12-21W October 07 - Oct 14, 2016 Nanaimo BC Live Aboard 1499.00
 CC/DS-12-22W October 15 - Oct 22, 2016 Nanaimo BC Live Aboard
Rates include cost of sailboat, instructor, Personal Floatation Device & Foul Weather Gear (if Required) Advance Reservation and Deposit Required to Reserve Your Date and Order & Review Texts - Advance Study Required
 For West Coast Cruises Max 5 Students Per Boat.  Lake Wabamun Max 3 Per Boat
Airfare, Texts, Logbook, Applicable Taxes Not Included.
Courses Must Be Paid in Full Prior to Course Date.
Where weather conditions prevent a scheduled course or outing, alternative dates will be provided.

Discounts Apply & Gift Certificates on Lake Wabamun are available for this course

Deadline to Register: Spring West Coast Cruise & Learn  in Nanaimo April 15, 2016 or until berths last whichever comes first.  Book now if you're planning to go on the Spring Cruise.  Space is limited.

 To Register: Obtain a Registration form on the Top Right of this Page.  Questions?  Contact Us

Upon obtaining your Day Skipper Certification, by completing the ISPA Competent Crew Basic Sail ISPA Day Skipper Intermediate Sail certificate programs,  the next certifications are Coastal Navigation and Coastal Skipper Advanced Sail . You may also be interested in Lake Wabamun Skipper Excursions.  

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