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We offer a unique opportunity for new sailors.  We invite you to come to the British Virgin Islands for a wonderful sailing vacation and learn to sail a cruising catamaran.  Whether you have little or no sailing experience, that's okay with us. 

For those of you who want to earn your ASA certification
 while on vacation we have several boats with excellent instructors.
You charter the boat and crew and order your class materials.  

Please take a look at the following boats and instructors.  
(Descriptions of the courses are shown below.)

Boat Courses Available Pricing over charter rate
Jet Stream, 45 ft. cat
Crewed or Captain only
ASA 104, 105, 106, 114 $100 per course
(up to 6 students)
students purchase books
Shenemere, 51- Beneteau
Monohull sailboat, Crewed
ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106 No charge for courses, students purchase books

Here is an overview of the different courses listed:

Basic Keelboat Sailing (ASA 101)
Learn the fundamentals of keel boat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, Rules of the Road, safety equipment and procedures, Crew Overboard drills, more sailing practice, knots and much more.  
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Learn the fundamentals of daytime Coastal Cruising in moderate wind and sea conditions. Subjects include the recommended safety equipment, weather forecasts and interpretation, skippers and crews duties, chart reading and interpretation, sailing skills and practice, boat handling under sail and power and more.
Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104)
Additional knowledge and skills for coastal cruising in an auxiliary powered sailboat. Subjects include cruise planning, living aboard, wind and weather, boat systems and troubleshooting, docking, rafting, anchoring, chart reading and interpretation, extensive sailing drills and practice, knots and more.
Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)
Navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. Subjects include chart reading and interpretation,  navigation equipment and use, tide and current tables, plotting position, bearings, running fixes, set and drift, lights, day shapes, buoyage systems, current and leeway and much more.
Advanced coastal Cruising (ASA 106)
Learn advanced techniques and procedures for cruising in auxiliary sailboats in coastal and inland waters, day and night, in any condition. Subjects include advanced sail theory and trim, weather systems and forecasting, sail inventory, heavy weather preparation and skills, various anchoring techniques, emergency measures, boat systems and engineering, and more. Students will demonstrates various sailing and seamanship skills.
Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114)
Our Cruising Catamaran course can be taken as a separate course for those who completed the basic courses on a monohull.  Or you can combine Basic Sailing (ASA 101), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) and Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114) just for catamaran sailors.
In addition to our certified sailing school opportunities, many of our fine captains are well equipped to teach you how to sail a catamaran, but they do not issue certifications through a recognized sailing association.  If you don't need the paper you can still gain from the knowledge and experience.  Tell us what your goals are and we will find the right boat and captain.

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