OPEN for Day Sailing Courses – Competent Crew and Day Skipper. 

PENDING for Coastal Skipper, Mile Builder and Yachtmaster prep/exams.

The schedule is updated weekly as we try to get the training done that we safely can. Keep checking back and stay safe.

  • We are working off the backlog of deferred bookings from the 2020 training season and so we are full up to July 2.  Going forward we will add more courses in the next few days.  Check back here for details or check the schedule.
  • At the moment we are taking only students from the Atlantic ‘Bubble’. Any others would half to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the province.  We will relax this requirement as Nova Scotia Covid restrictions permit.

This Advisory is subject to change in order to reflect evolving provincial health guidelines. Sail training is subject to the Advisory active at the time of sailing, not at the time of booking.

Operating successful and safe courses requires cooperation from everyone on board.  According to the Nova Scotia provincial health authority, the risk of transmission in an outdoor environment in general is low. To reduce risk on board even further, it is important that everyone is following the guidelines laid out by our provincial health authority and is prepared to follow any additional restrictions that Discovery Sailing has put in place to mitigate risk for everyone on board.

Before joining any course with us, all students are required to sign a COVID-19 Health Statement, agreeing to some basic conditions of participation:

  • Do not come if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Check the symptoms and provincial guidelines here.

  • Do not come if you or anyone in your household has been in contact with someone in the 14 days prior to your course who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Do not come if you or anyone in your household has been outside of British Columbia in the 14 days prior to your course. This is due to the Provincial Health Order recommending no non-essential travel, meaning that at this time we unfortunately cannot accept students from out of province in our courses.

  • Do not come if you have a compromised immune system or other underlying health condition which puts you at greater risk from severe respiratory infection.

If you register and later on can’t comply with these restrictions,  we have a special cancellation policy in place. We want everyone to be able to act responsibly without being stressed about their booking.

We are taking additional measures on board to reduce any risk of transmission, including:

  • We have adjusted our teaching methods so that the majority of instruction occurs on deck, and any instruction provided in the cabin will be on a one-on-one basis with measures in place to protect each student and instructor.

  • Mandatory face masks at all times except while eating, drinking, or sleeping. Students need to bring their own masks that effectively cover the nose and mouth, and meet Health Canada recommendations.

  • Maintain social distancing wherever possible by reducing the number of students permitted on board and using suitable spaced out assigned seating.

  • A rigorous hand washing and sanitizing protocol on board for all crew.

  • A rigorous disinfection protocol on board for all shared surfaces.

Policies will be updated on this page as necessary to reflect the changing situation and guidelines from government and health authorities.

Please contact us if you have any questions.