Preparing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment is our highest priority. Whether onboard or ashore, we want everyone to have an extraordinary experience. We take time to plan and train thoroughly, and then maintain the utmost vigilance to keep everyone as safe and healthy as they can be.
Every Sail Caribbean staff member is certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Additionally, medical officers trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or Wilderness First Responders (WFRs) accompany each program. During our comprehensive 12 day on-site staff training, we review safety procedures specific to our environment and conduct simulated emergency drills.
Students too, are taught the “Safety First” mindset. From day one, we teach students how to be safe on land and at sea and how to maintain a clean, healthy environment onboard our boats. Our staff checks in regularly with students regarding their health, and encourages them to speak up about any and all issues, no matter how small. Lifejackets are worn at all times under sail as well as during our watersports activities. Harnesses and other additional precautions are taken during night sails.
If emergency medical attention is required, our high-speed motorboats ensure quick transfer to land, where we have long-term relationships with qualified local doctors. We value and trust the local BVI clinics and hospitals who have teamed up with us to provide the best care for our students should the need arise.