My name is Joel Taylor. I’m a certified Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail), and qualified as a Cruising Instructor under the RYA (Royal Yachting Association), Sail Canada/CYA (Canadian Yachting Association) and ASA (American Sailing Association) schemes. Sailing is my passion. Here in Vancouver we have fantastic sailing, within the protected waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay with easy access to the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting out on the water and teaching people the joys of sailing. 


I’ve been teaching both dinghy sailing and keelboat sailing to people for over a decade, with students of a wide range of ages and abilities. My students enjoy a tailored, personalized lesson plan that develops their strengths and works on things they may need more knowledge of. I believe very strongly in providing a fun and exciting, low stress learning environment.


My specialties include working with brand new boat owners, getting couples prepared to enjoy the cruising lifestyle as well as working with people with physical and learning challenges. My students tell me they love the enthusiasm I bring to teaching sailing and really enjoy themselves. Learn what you need on the comfort of your own boat.

 

Certifications

Sail Canada/CYA Intermediate Cruising Instructor
ASA Cruising Instructor
PCOC Instructor
VHF Marine Radio Instructor/ROC-CM
Marine First Aid, CPR Level C
SVOP/MED A3

RYA Cruising Instructor (Sail)
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
Master of Yachts 200GT
STCW 78
Sail Canada/CYA Learn to Sail Coach:CANSail I-IV
Sail Canada/CYA Basic Cruising Instructor