Wildrose Charters and Sailing School has been operating for 25 years and is the longest operating Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) Learn to Cruise (LTC) Member School in Alberta. Situated in Calgary and established in 1985 by Dave Layton, the school offers CYA Certifications to students and instructors in several LTC Standards. Having taught over 30 years in the LTC program, the school has had over 2200 graduates in Basic Cruising, Coastal Navigation, Intermediate and Advanced Standards. Students have used their training and certification to charter and cruise in all corners of the world. Several graduates have gone on extensive offshore trips.