Cruising Courses

We offer 'learn to cruise' courses on board our sailboat SV Tula from Sidney B.C.
This is a great way to get hands-on experience, personalized instruction and Sail Canada (SC) training and credentials – while exploring some of the world's finest cruising grounds.

"A week on Tula with Peter gave us
the confidence to start looking for our
own sailboat."
                      — Stuart Chalmers

Whether you are new to sailing, looking to gain more experience and confidence handling a vessel, or ready to complete sailing certification levels, our 'learn to cruise' voyages are ideal. 

Instructional courses such as the SC Basic and Intermediate Cruising Standard are generally five days in duration, jointly planned with you before departure to ensure a high degree of customization that suits your goals and interests.

There are also some options for single day courses such as the Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) and SC Introduction to Boating Course – as well as options for combining courses. 

We generally only take two guests at a time so that everyone has their own comfortable cabin. Instruction is highly personal and intensive. Students are supervised at all times and everyone can expect to participate fully.

From our home port of Tsehum Harbour, Sidney B.C., we cruise the sheltered waters of the beautiful Canadian Gulf Islands and the U.S. San Juan Islands, combining education and pleaure.

Check out a sample itinerary for an incredible week combining hands-on learning with fun and adventure on the West Coast:
» SC Basic Cruising Standard Itinerary

Peter Simpson is a qualified Sail Canada Instructor.
Take some time to review the different courses we offer at TulaSAILING Inc.
Use the menu on the left for more about each course and to download our course information sheets. And don't hestitate to call or email to discuss the many options available to you.
» contact us