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Captain Jack Sailing Inc. offers certified sailing cruise trainings in Montreal, cruises in the South or Europe and a conveyance service for both owners and sailors wishing to live a sailing experience.

Who is Captain Jack?

Captain Jack is a pasionnate and calm instructor. Participating in sailing lessons leading to the basic sailing cruising standard certificate or to the title of competent crew member is a guarantee of pleasure, learning and improvement. Come to Pointe-Claire, a stone's throw from Montreal for a stimulating sailing session, and lots of learning.

Robert Corbeil holds a BAA in Business Administration from HEC Montreal and a Masters in Project Management from UQAM. He has worked for many companies as general manager and as a consultant for international, national and provincial organizations.

He is passionate about sailing, but also about racket sports and chess. Robert is also black Belt in Shotokan Karate. 

VCJ Instructors

Captain Jack

Robert Corbeil (alias Captain Jack) is an experienced instructor and leads the sailor to develop the technical and decision-making skills necessary for the safety and smooth running of a sailboat's operations.


Certified Instructor by Fédération Voile Québec (FVQ) / Sail Canada in elementary and intermediate cruising sailing, he passed his elementary, intermediate and advanced level. It also has its CRO(M), coastal navigation, general first aid and CPR/AED level C, among others. Robert has also obtained the prestigious certification of YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE (RYA). 


Yann took his cruising sailing training until Advanced level and sailed for a long time on the waterways of Quebec, in the Caribbean and in Europe. Yann is an airplane pilot and shares his love between aviation and navigation.


He is a very good teacher, attentive, and masters all the nautical notions necessary to be an excellent instructor. “Yann and I have, over the years, followed our training together, I am very happy that he is joining the team” said Captain Jack.



From a very young age to university entrance, Élise spent her summers on the water, sailing in the Atlantic (Brittany) and the Mediterranean (Corsica and southern France). She discovered the world of habitable sailing in 2007, during a trip to Brittany with Les Glénans.
After a break of several years for school and professional reasons, she is delighted to have resumed sailing in 2019!

Now a Basic Cruising Standards instructor certified by the Fédération Voile Québec, she loves sharing the pleasure of sailing, an intense and exciting adventure in her opinion! Like her job as a designer, she chose to teach sailing and share her passion with as many people as possible.


Throughout his 20 years of experience as a pleasure craft operator, Pierre has always had a soft spot for sailing. In 2021, as a young retiree, he's making his dream come true! A certified cruiser at elementary and intermediate levels, he has sailed on the St. Lawrence River, in Guadeloupe and Croatia. He's now a Basic Cruising Standards instructor, which is a great pleasure for him, because he loves passing on his passion!


Pierre challenges all holders of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card to take the Basic Cruising course and learn the art of safe and elegant cruising! "What are you waiting for? Come and have fun!" he says!


Born in a small French town between the ocean and the mountains, Benjamin has always had a passion for travel and discovery. He took up sailing a few years ago and has since sailed between Quebec, Europe and the Caribbean. He also took part in a transatlantic crossing in 2021.


Back on terra firma, he decided to share his passion for the sea breeze and train as an Basic Cruising Standards instructor, combining his love of meeting new people with his love of sailing, while passing on his know-how.

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