The mentoring program is a way for members to get certified on our fleets via the guidance and instruction of other members. This is an opportunity for experienced ones to share their skills with new-to-a-craft ones looking to get certified on that fleet. Mentoring covers the same skills as lessons, and successful completion gives members access to the fleet they were mentored on.

This alternative to taking lessons:

  • is free of charge
  • (although your mentor might appreciate a beverage or burger at The Galley, or another small token of appreciation...)
  • requires flexibility to schedule times when mentor, mentee, craft and suitable conditions are available
  • provides an individual learning experience through one-on-one skillsharing
  • follows a checklist specific to the craft, to ensure that all members are certified with a similar standard of safety and skill 

Our most advanced sailboats, the RS800 skiff and F18 Infusion catamaran, are only accessible through mentoring.

For other craft, we are developing checklists that will allow you to get certified through mentoring; the program should be fully established by May 2021.

However, you can already mentor or be mentored before then, since any member can take a guest on the crafts they are certified on (with a few exceptions), and guide them through safe use of that craft.

To find a mentor or a mentee, our members are encouraged to use our Forum.


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Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery St., Vancouver BC V6R 4K5
Like most of Vancouver, the Jericho Sailing Centre is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the Coast Salish Peoples,
including the territories of xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) - What does that mean?

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