Winter 2017 Caribbean Courses
Join us for the best sailing education and winter holiday available! For our 20th season of Caribbean instruction, we are offering our Cruising Courses in the British Virgin Islands. Taught aboard a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 (click for more photos of the boat). We cover the same content as our popular Boston courses - only with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and trade winds!
CRUISING COURSE - $2475 to $2675 depending on cabin size
Members receive 10% off these prices. See pricing breakdown below.
Gain the fundamental skills needed to cruise and charter successfully on this 6-day course.
Starting from Tortola, the cruising area includes the British Virgin Islands. This course will prepare you for a Cruising 30 or 35 membership or for bareboat chartering. This course includes entering unfamiliar harbors, anchoring, sail handling, dinghy use and more.
We cover the mechanical and electrical systems of a full-size cruising boat, the navigation required for sailing in coastal waters, and docking under power.
2017 Cruising Course Weeks
Saturday, January 14 - Friday, January 20
Saturday, January 21 - Friday, January 27
Saturday, January 28 - Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4 - Friday, February 10
Prerequisite: Advanced Course or equivalent experience
ASA Certification: ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering
The courses are structured so you can fly in on the first day, and fly out on the last - no need for a hotel! Cruising courses begin and end in Tortola, so you can fly direct to Tortola, or to a nearby island like St. Thomas and take the ferry over.
The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509 has four large (double) cabins, and one small cabin with bunks. The small cabin is discounted $200 off our normal Caribbean pricing.
Large Cabin Pricing: $2675 per student ($2407 for members)
Small Cabin Pricing: $2475 per student ($2227 for members)
We will not have more than five students participate in the cruising course, so pricing here is per student. Couples enrolling together may choose to share a cabin, but will still need to sign up for their individual cabins. However, we do have group enrollment discounts if you have at least two people! Contact the office for specifics and enroll over the phone if you are signing up a group.
To sign up online click the link below. If you have questions please call the office at 617-227-4198.