Experience the learning vacation of a lifetime – Sail Solomons in the Caribbean! Join one of our fabulous monohull or catamaran flotillas for a full week of glorious tradewind sailing. This winter, immerse yourself in island life – warm, crystal-clear waters, sunshine, swimming and snorkeling on tropical reefs, and basking in island hospitality. Pursue American Sailing Association (ASA) certification in our intermediate and advanced courses, or simply hone your sailing skills without certification.
Our Caribbean courses are conducted onboard luxury charter yachts from select charter companies in the British Virgin Islands or St Martin. Our January courses include ASA 104 Bareboat Charter on a monohull sailboat, and ASA 104/114 Cruising Catamaran. Courses for 2013 depart from Marigot, St Martin. You’ll find easy flight options into St Martin’s Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM).
The vacation of a lifetime…
Onboard instructors Andy and Lisa Batchelor are both USCG licensed Captains and ASA certified Instructors. Life-long sailors, world travelers and now owners of the award-winning Sail Solomons sailing school, they have meticulously prepared a relaxed and supportive learning environment for you. Sail Solomons firmly believes in maximizing hands-on sailing and boat-handling skills, which allows you to build confidence in your ability to handle a cruising boat on your own.
Fee per person is $250 US for the course, plus flotilla fees for your yacht of choice. Visit Flotillas 2013 for pricing and details. Fees cover an 8-day cruise with onboard meals, beverages, and your ASA course (books, instruction and certification materials). See the 2013 schedule and course descriptions below. Private instruction/charters are also available; call or email so we can arrange the best yacht for your needs.
Bareboat Chartering: (ASA 104 – Intermediate Coastal Cruising)
Prerequisites: ASA Basic Keelboat (101) and Basic Coastal Cruising (103) Certification
Description: An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with basic coastal cruising experience. Learn to perform as skipper and crew in coastal waters, for daytime sailing and overnight anchorage and mooring. The course emphasizes boat systems and maintenance procedures, anchoring, mooring and docking skills, navigation, safety, provisioning and onboard meal preparation, yachting etiquette, and Customs & Immigration clearance. Conducted in the St Martin, this 8-day liveaboard course is the gateway to worldwide bare-boat chartering.
Cruising Catamaran: (ASA 114)
Prerequisites: ASA Basic Keelboat (101), Basic Coastal Cruising (103), Bareboat Chartering (104)
NB: May be combined with ASA 104
Description: An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. Learn to Skipper a 30-50 foot catamaran sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull. This 8-day liveaboard course is conducted in St Martin.
2013 Caribbean Course Schedule
|Caribbean Courses||January 2013||February 2013|
|ASA 104 (Bareboat) /|
ASA 114 (Catamaran)
|11 - 19||By request|
|ASA 104 (Bareboat)||19 - 26||By request|
Note: Call or email to schedule private instruction or charters