When Should I Take My Course?

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This really depends on what you are hoping to accomplish during your week. If you are seeking winds that are consistent and you are eager to get your training done early, so you can enjoy the summer season cruising and practicing your skills, then the best time to learn is early spring. We begin our weeklong Learn-n-Cruise courses at the end of March and weekender courses mid April and really suggest spring instruction to our students as the wind and weather present an ideal learning opportunity in the spring season. All our boats have heated cabins and you’ll find the islands are just as delightful in the spring as any other time of year. You’ll leave your training week well equipped and ready for summer cruising!

If you are looking for a learning opportunity that has warmer weather, then you’ll want to schedule your course toward the middle of summer and into early fall. The San Juan Islands are sunnier and a bit drier than the mainland, and offer excellent opportunities for hiking and island exploration. But, be sure to reserve your space very early. We share our course boats with the charter fleet and many of our charter guests are also planning ahead for their summer and fall vacations.

The bottom line is really what works best for you. One of the wonderful benefits of the Pacific Northwest is the ever changing weather, which provides excellent learning opportunities and changing weather patterns for our students all season long.

Caribbean Learn-n-Cruise: Catamaran or Monohull Spring Guided Flotilla: 10-day Sunshine Coast Spring Guided Flotilla: 21-day Desolation Sound & Princess Louisa Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands Summer Guided Flotilla: 7-day San Juan Islands & Victoria Late Summer Guided Flotilla: 14-day Victoria, Vancouver, San Juans & Gulf Islands Fall Guided Flotilla: 14-day Desolation Sound
February 2018 May 2 - 11, 2018 May 12 - June 1, 2018 June 23 - 29, 2018 June 30 - July 6, 2018 Aug 25 - Sept 7, 2018 Sept 22 - Oct 5, 2018
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