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One Week of Sailing Lessons in British Virgin Islands

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination: British Virgin Island  
Category: Boating and sailing
Season: November - July
Min Price: 1550 US Dollar (USD) Per person
Max Price: 1795 US Dollar (USD) Per person

Your trip starts the minute you land at Beef Island International Airport to be greeted by wonderful taxi man Collin who will whisk you off to your hotel pointing out the sights along the way. Many of you choose to stay at The Tamarind Club, a delightful hotel only minutes from the airport. The next day Collin will transport you to Nanny Cay Marina, where your home for the next week, Beneteau 445 'Seabiscuit', is docked. Let’s set sail with Lou, Capt. Pat, Patti, Bev and Kay. After locating our safety equipment and going over the deck from stem to stern we set sail. Patti ‘jumps’ the main halyard while Bev tails, then finishes it off at the winch. We Be Sailin’! During the course of the week learning the ASA curriculum we cover many aspects of sailing and cruising including sail trim, knot tying, navigating, mooring ball pick up and docking.

We practice all points of sail taking turns both on the helm and trimming the sails , and the very important 'man overboard' drill. Added bonus lesson this week - time to refuel the engine. Patti fills the dinghy tank , while Bev and Lou take on the diesel pump. Hey! As always on a boat you must expect the unexpected. Even the most meticulously maintained boats have things go wrong when you least expect it. Whether it’s merely a clog in the galley sink or something more serious you must be knowledgeable and prepared to handle it. Oops! No engine cooling water flowing - time to change the impeller in the sea water pump. On one trip our steering cable jumped it’s sheave and we quickly installed our emergency tiller and entered the harbor safely.

With all we learn we still have time to relax and enjoy the beautiful BVI. We soak in the sunset with a cold one at the end of the day. We eat wonderful meals both aboard and ashore at Pomato Point restaurant on Anegada which has the best lobster in the BVI.
We enjoy the water and use our ‘sportscar’ to get us to great snorkel spots. We practice for the conch shell blowing contest. Kay is crowned ‘Queen Conch of Marina Cay. In the BVI shopping comes to us! Local artist Aaragorn brings fresh local fruits and breads, handcrafts from the Carib tribe of Dominica, and the best T-shirts in the BVI. Pearline brings jewelry, shirts and sarongs.

We sail, we learn, we study. We are well prepared when it comes time to take our ASA exams. Congratulations! Everyone passed with flying colors. What a week! We’ve done lots of fabulous sailing, learned so much, earned our ASA certification and had a ton of fun doing it. We hadn’t even counted on the best part - the wonderful camaraderie and lasting friendships that sailing together brings.

couples - $4,800 (one couple only private instruction)
singles - $ 1795.00 per person
party of four - $ 1550.00 per person

About This Supplier
Location: British Virgin Island
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2006

M14638 , a sailing school for women, couples, and families, offers the opportunity to learn the sport of sailing in a positive, relaxed, supportive environment. Based on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, M14638 provides you with a unique vacation experience. M14638 classes for women combine the pleasures of a...

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