Allow us to show you natural British Columbia from the perspective of sailing.
Who we are
& What we do
We are a small niche adventure sailing company and sailing school operating from Cortes Island within the beautiful waters of Desolation Sound away from the usual busy city centers.
My name is Dominik Domanski and with my wife Ania we are the owners of Calma Sailing.
A couple of years ago we completely changed our priorities in life and decided to follow our dreams which always included Desolation Sound. Nowadays we’re a newly formed family-owned business based out of Cortes Island, where we also live with our two children. I will be delighted to be your skipper and instructor, and Ania is pleased to prepare the wonderful menu and food which I will serve you during our trip.
Your skipper & instructor
Having explored this beautiful coast for over 20 years from Victoria to Alaska from the perspective of my three sailboats has left a tremendous and enduring impression on me. This has been a great privilege, and today I would like to share this unique opportunity with others, to share my passion for sailing and pass on these feelings of awe and respect for the natural world and our oceans.
Ashore Logistics - Chef & culinary wiz
Science has brought me and Ania together, but sailing has brought us to Cortes Island. Ania, in addition to her Ph.D. in biochemistry and sailing skills, is a specialist in sustainable, vegan cuisine.
Her passion for good food and sustainability will be reflected in the meals you will enjoy. Ania creates nutritious meals and caters to your restricted diets despite the challenges of the remote area we operate in. Ania is Food Safe certified, works in a patisserie and a food co-operative, and has a passion for living and working in a balanced way. In addition to being a mother to two children Ania also enjoys leading an active and healthy lifestyle by trekking in the mountains and practicing meditation and yoga.
Photographs and videos you see on this website
It is hard to capture the grandeur of Desolation Sound in a photograph or on film. All the photos and videos that you see on our website have been taken by us on our own trips. They are presented without filters, image manipulation or retouching.
SAILING SCHOOL & TRANSPORT CANADA LICENSED
Calma Sailing is Sail Canada accredited and Transport Canada licensed
Join us and begin your sailing adventure
We would be happy to discuss other options.