Learn To Sail and Earn Your Sailing Certification
Learning to sail is at the heart of our Sail Caribbean Voyages.
Every day you'll learn something new—about sailing, about boats, about the ocean. Our "Book of Seamanship" and daily lessons incorporate traditional sailing topics, both basic and advanced, and also expand on areas relevant to cruising in the Caribbean. On all of our programs, you can prove you know your stuff by demonstrating practical skills onboard and passing a written exam to earn your Sail Caribbean Crew Certification. If you're more ambitious, you can step up to our more advanced certifications. And if you have prior sailing experience, you'll have the opportunity to challenge yourself on smaller keelboats and earn the American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification.
Basic Keelboat Certification
Available on Alpha and Bravo programs for an additional $100 fee, and is part of regular curriculum on Echo
If you're arriving at Sail Caribbean with prior sailing experience and are keen on making the commitment to learn more, why not take this opportunity to gain a nationally recognized certification from the American Sailing Association? The American Sailing Association's Basic Keelboat Sailing course was recently approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and the U. S. Coast Guard as a recognized Safe Boating Course. As such, it meets all requirements for mandatory education and licensing for every state in the United States. You'll participate in seminars and practice your helmsmanship on our big boats, and then demonstrate your sailing and seamanship skills during two to three intensive days on Rhodes 19s and J-24s. The goal of this certification is for the participants to be able to single-hand these small keelboats. A written and practical exam fulfill the requirements and you'll have an official lifelong certification and a stepping-stone to all other ASA sailing certifications.
You can visit the American Sailing Association website for complete certification details.
Crew on a Caribbean International Youth Regatta
Bravo 1 advanced sailors have a unique opportunity to demonstrate their sailing and racing skills. Be a crewmember on Sail Caribbean’s Team USA during the BVI’s Annual Premier’s Cup International Youth Regatta. Teen sailing teams from all over the Caribbean race J-24s as they compete in this exhilarating 2-day event. If you’re ready to take racing to the next level, read more here.
Can't get enough sailing? Neither can we. Our staff includes internationally ranked dinghy racers, crewmembers of historic tall ships, and experts in every phase of sailing and navigation. We'll share our knowledge of weather, satellite navigation with a GPS, racing tactics, the America's Cup, and night sailing in sailing clinics during the program.