July 18, 2016

Virgin Islands 2017

Basic Cruising and Bareboat Chartering

American Sailing Association course

Prerequisite Certifications: ASA-101 is required for ASA-103 and ASA-104 certification. It is not required to participate in and complete the course, however.

Experience Level: “I’m looking for a challenging vacation with some learning on the side!”

Earn your Basic Cruising (ASA 103) and Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104) while enjoying a beautiful vacation in the British Virgin Islands! Our live-aboard yacht is a 44’ sloop with 4 cabins and 2 heads. We will set sail each morning, and anchor off a different island each afternoon. During the day, we will learn navigation, boat systems, diesel engine checks, crew overboard techniques, emergency procedures, reefing,  anchoring, sail trim, cooking underway, live-aboard skills and a half day of docking practice. Upon successful completion of on-water skills and written exams, students will earn ASA 103 and ASA 104 certifications, certifying you to skipper your own charter yacht. You could even charter your own yacht in the BVIs the very next day after completing this course! Snorkeling, swimming, and hiking time are included. All are welcome to participate and learn on this cruise, though ASA-101 is the prerequisite for ASA-103/ASA-104 certifications.

ITINERARY: Board the night prior to departure at 6PM - Sleep aboard, then set sail after orientation in the morning. Live aboard while learning each day. We will explore many different islands after we perfect our sailing skills each day. Return final date and disembark at 11AM.

Dates
March 29th - April 4th, 2017

Cruising Catamaran and Bareboat Chartering

American Sailing Association course

Prequisite Certifications: ASA-103 is required to earn your ASA-104 and ASA-114 Certifications, but not required to enjoy the course!

Experience Level: “I’ve confidently sailed on my own and am ready for a challenging but fun vacation!”

Earn your Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114) and Bareboat Charter (ASA 104) certifications while enjoying the luxury of a roomy 38’ catamaran. This course is for those who have completed Basic Cruising (ASA 103). Learn how to maneuver a twin-engine catamaran under power and under sail, and complete skills listed in paragraph above. Snorkeling, swimming, hiking time included. Those not seeking certification are invited to join this course and participate as much as desired.

ITINERARY: Board the day prior to departure at 6PM - Sleep aboard, then set sail after orientation in the morning. Live aboard while learning each day. We will explore many different islands and anchor off a different island each night. Return final date and disembark by 11AM.

Dates
April 12th - April 18th, 2017
 

Details and Fees

Basic and Bareboat Chartering course: $1699. Included: Textbooks, Coastal Cruising Made Easy & Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, ASA certifications, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, tropical drink nightly, snorkel, mask, fins. Shared double berth, bed linens, towels. Optional shore school in Minneapolis on February 4th.  Packing list and textbooks will be sent upon registration. (ASA 101 is prerequisite for this course if you wish to be ASA Certified at the end, but not required to participate.)

Cruising Catamaran course: $1759. Included: Textbooks, Cruising Multihull & Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, ASA certifications, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, tropical drink nightly, snorkel, mask, fins. Shared double berth, bed linens, towels. Optional shore school in Minneapolis on February 6. Packing list and textbooks will be sent upon registration. (ASA 103 is prerequisite for this course if you wish to be ASA Certified at the end, but not required to participate.)

Not included: Airfare to BVI (airport code: EIS) or St. Thomas (airport code: STT), taxi from airport (about $17), BVI departure tax ($20), four dinners ashore, taxi to The Baths (optional), personal beverages.

 *Contact Capt. Joan about hotel discounts and special flights.

There is no smoking while on-board our vessels.

Questions? Please Contact Captain Joan or call  612-871-8101

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