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, St Martin, or Grenada. Our January courses include ASA 104 Bareboat Charter on a monohull sailboat, and ASA 104/114 Cruising Catamaran. Courses for 2016 depart from Grenada and cruise the southern Grenadines’ Windward Islands. You’ll find easy flight options into Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).
The vacation of a lifetime…
Onboard instructors Jeff Carlsen, Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are all USCG licensed Captains and ASA certified Instructors. Life-long sailors, world travelers and now instructors for 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 $200 US for the course, plus flotilla fees for your yacht of choice. Visit Flotillas 2016 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 2016 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 Grenada/Grenadines, this 8-day liveaboard course is the gateway to worldwide bareboat chartering and cruising.
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 Grenada/Grenadines.
2018 Caribbean Course Schedule
|Caribbean Courses- Puerto Rico & Spanish Virgin Islands||January 2018|
|ASA 104 (Bareboat) / ASA 114 (Catamaran)||7-14|
|ASA 104 (Bareboat) / ASA 114 (Catamaran)||14-21|
Note: Call or email to schedule private instruction or charters