6. What is a Barefoot Offshore Sailing School “private course”?

In addition to our normal scheduled ASA and Sail Canada courses, Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) offers the option of a “private course”.

What is a private course?

In a private course, a guest charters and provisions a vessel from the fleet of our sister company, Barefoot Yacht Charters. There is an additional fee for a suitable BOSS instructor to be onboard for the duration of the course.  This can be highly attractive to family groups or a group of friends interested in sail instruction together.

When is a private course cost-effective?

In general, for groups larger than three or four, the total cost of a private course may be less than multiple registrations in our scheduled courses.

What are the benefits of a private course?

In addition to cost-effectiveness for family or friend groups of more than three or four, the advantages of a private course include:

  • Subject to availability, guests can select their preferred yacht from the BYC fleet
  • Other than the BOSS Instructor, everyone on the boat is from the family or friend group
  • Instruction can be customized based on the composition of the group, which may include more and less experienced sailors, adults and youth, etc.
  • The itinerary can also be customized based on the desires of the group;
  • Guests can provision the boat according to their own preferences.

How do I book a private course?

If interested in a Barefoot Offshore Sailing School private course, contact our booking team representative who can provide a detailed cost comparison of a private course versus multiple registrations in a scheduled course.