WindValley Sailing School

Since 1994 / Vancouver . BC. Canada


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About us

School Philosophy

The goal of a cruising sailor is to be "Self Sufficient", to be able to do everything on your own, without having to rely on others. 

Let's work together to achieve this goal.

Established in Vancouver, Canada in 1994 by Robert Sendoh, one of the initial directors of ISPA.

All levels of ISPA certificates, from beginner to instructor, are available in English and Japanese.

Permanent schools in Vancouver and Noto, Japan, with charter boat courses in Croatia, Tahiti, Scandinavia, and other locations around the world.

Regular charter boat locations: Croatia, Tahiti, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Finland)

Countries (or regions) where the program has been held: Thailand (Phuket), Fiji, Seychelles, Hawaii (Yachtmaster course), Denmark, Cuba, BVI, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Alaska.

2000... Yachtmaster (around Vancouver Island) / Long stay excursion course started

  2003... Yachtmaster (circumnavigation of Vancouver Island) / excursion course 

  2004... Yachtmaster (Round Vancouver Island) / Recreational Course

  2005... Young Mariners Children's Camp / Recreational Course 

  2006... Young Mariners Children's Camp & Pirate Ship /

  2007... Queen Charlotte Island round trip Yacht Master course.

  2008... Caribbean Sea Cuba C&L / Yachtmaster (Round Vancouver Island)

  2009... Mediterranean Sea Venice to Istanbul round trip long 6 leg C&L

  2010... Yachtmaster (Round Vancouver Island) / Instructor Clinic in Japan started

  2011... Yachtmaster (3 leg circumnavigation of Hawaii Island) / Caribbean C&L in Cuba

  2012... Northern West Coast of Canada (3 legs long C&L) / Caribbean Sea Cuba C&L

Round the Island of Denmark (3 Legs Long C&L) / Croatia Adriatic Sea Beneteau Rally (every year)

  2013... Vancouver - Alaska Glacier Round Trip Long C&L / Seychelles C&L / Digital Navigation Course start

  2014... Vancouver - Alaska Great Fjords Round Trip, Glacier Bay National Park Great Glacier C&L / Greece C&L

  2015... Turkey C&L / ISPA Tall Ship Workbook Production / ISPA Tall Ship Training Course started

2017... Australia / ISPA Tall Ship Training Course with South Passage

2018... Australia / ISPA Tall Ship Training Course with South Passage

[School Principal] Robert Sendoh

ISPA-Headquarter (International Sail and Power Academy Inc.) CEO

ISPA-Japan(NPO) Director

ISPA Instructor Evaluator

The founder of the ISPA Young Mariner Program.

He has worked as a Montessori instructor and developed the ISPA Young Mariner Program, which promotes seamanship education for young people.

His hobbies include yacht cruising, skydiving, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, skating, and many other outdoor sports activities.

He also has a background in computer programming (network cryptography) and system design.

WindValley Sailing School

#534 1755 Robson St. Vancouver B.C V6G 3B7 Canada