Our base has a complete sailing facility offering introductory courses for beginners to learn to sail through to more advanced courses for sailors who want to bareboat charter. The BVIs warm tropical climate and prevailing Easterly Trade winds make it the perfect location all year round for sailing courses.
We offer a 5 day Basic Sailing Course for beginners on a 36ft+ boat. This course is an introductory standard familiarizing students with sail terminology and the rig. Progressing onto points of sail. At the end students will be confident taking out a small boat in familiar waters without supervision. Building on these skills students can progress onto ASA Basic Coastal Cruising moving up in the size of boat. Emphasis is put on safety equipment, boat handling under power, VHF operation, chart reading and troubleshooting. A brief introduction is made on anchoring, docking and navigation. Further progression will lead to Bareboat Chartering. At the end of this 5 day course you will be able to skipper a 30-50ft yacht by day in coastal waters.
Whatever standard you are, we can customize a course to suit your specific needs whether it is an ASA certification course or if you prefer to simply have an educational vacation with no certification.
Maybe you feel ready to skipper but just want a little extra tuition in specific areas such as docking or anchoring. These two areas are usually weakest since there is often relatively little opportunity to practice. Let’s face it, who wants to let you practice docking their boat! We also offer crew training for those skippers bringing down family or friends with limited experience. Relax and let us teach your family safe winch wrapping techniques, how to tie fenders and lines or how to be a safe handy crew member to you!
Whatever your needs are, give us a call - our ASA Instructors will be more than happy to tailor a course fitting your exact needs.