Suncoast Sailcruise

Website: http://www.sailcruise.net
Email: jeroper@telus.net

Contact: John Roper
Location: Gibsons
Address:
PO Box 692, Gibsons Marina
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0

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Phone: (604) 886-0540

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Description:

A unique cruising experience is available for couples or singles aboard the comfortable seaworthy sailing cutter Mistress with seasoned skipper/instructor John Roper.

Is cruising under sail to beautiful destinations in some of the world’s finest cruising waters here in coastal British Columbia on your bucket list? If so, here is your opportunity to do it. Please visit the website to view retired photo-journalist Erik Petersen’s photos of his Cruise & Learn in the Gulf Island, and to see reviews by other persons who have sailed with us.

Embarking on the Mistress from Gibsons Landing Harbour you set sail to explore the wonderful marine environment of the Sunshine Coast or Gulf Islands. Your skipper is a retired professional engineer, who has cruised this region and taught safe boating to over 1,000 persons since 1985. As well as a Certified Instructor by the Canadian Yachting Association, and an internationally certified coastal skipper by the Royal Yachting Association (UK), he is an Officer of the Sunshine Coast Power & Sail Squadron and has hosted many television programs about boating.

Our sailing is conducted to the Learn to Cruise Standards established by the Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) as recognised by Transport Canada. All participants receive hands on boating skills and safety training. In addition Cruise & Learn participants may receive a CYA Manual and examinations for the Basic or Intermediate Crew or Skipper certification.

While enjoying the sunny temperate climate and sheltered waters protected from the Pacific Ocean by high mountain ranges, you can learn how to safely sail, navigate, and live in comfort on board. This experience is available from April through September with sailing that is scheduled for the most favourable tidal and weather conditions.


2015 PLANNED SAILINGS

Following are the sailing dates planned for 2015. Reservations need to be made at least 2 months and revisions to scheduling may be made at any time for dates that are not reserved. Please email Captain John to find out current availability.

12th April             5 day Gulf Islands Cruise & Learn

28th April             5 day Gulf Islands Cruise & Learn

6th May               6 day Sunshine Coast Cruise & Learn

20th May             6 day Sunshine Coast Cruise & Learn

10th June            5 day Gulf Islands Cruise & Learn

24th June            5 day Gulf Islands Cruise & Learn

6th July – 21st August     1 day Howe Sound Introduction to Sailing

12th September    5 day Sunshine Coast Cruise & Learn 

FEES FOR 2015 

1 day Introduction to Sailing with up to 4 persons: total cost $380.

5 day Cruise & Learn: $1,475 for one person, $1,975 for two persons.

6 day Cruise & Learn: $1,770 for one person, $2,370 for two persons.

 

VESSEL DETAILS

Mistress is a 37ft Seabird cutter built by Cooper Yachts in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Her cutter rig means that sails are easily handled, and her elongated keel design and 18,000lb displacement gives excellent stability and speed under all weather conditions. Her efficient 54hp Isuzu diesel engine means that desired destinations are easily reached regardless of wind conditions. The easily accessible centre cockpit can be fully enclosed for inclement weather, and her Webasto central heating system ensures all weather comfort. The private aft cabin has a queen size berth, hanging closet and its own toilet compartment. The semi-private forward cabin has two single berths as well as its own toilet compartment. There is a centrally located dinette and fully equipped galley.

Hours of Operation:

Please see schedule of cruises from April through September. Advance booking is required.

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