Caribbean Courses

Sailing since 1988

The vacation of a lifetime…

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 throughout the Caribbean. Our January courses include  ASA 104 Bareboat Chartering and/or ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran. Courses for 2020 depart from St. Vincent and cruise the Grenadine Islands.

Onboard instructors 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 $225 US for the course, plus flotilla fees for your yacht of choice. Visit Flotillas 2019 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 2020 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 Spanish Virgin Islands, 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 Spanish Virgin Islands.

2024 Caribbean Course Schedule

Caribbean Courses- Tentative Marinique/St. LuciaJanuary 2025
ASA 104 (Bareboat) / ASA 114 (Catamaran)Jan 18-25 (Tentative)
ASA 104 (Bareboat) / ASA 114 (Catamaran)Jan 25- Feb 1 (Tentative)
Note: Call or email to schedule private instruction or charters
Sailing Club

Our ever-popular Sailing Club gives members access to the daysailer or cruising fleet for low cost and stress-free sailing. Members enjoy social events, crew networking, discounts on courses, Caribbean flotillas and much more!

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