We offer a boutique sail training experience offering private and semi-private courses taught in a cruising/voyaging style format. Think of us like a B&B on the water! With award winning instruction and knock your socks off itineraries. We are based at Palm Cay Marina, Nassau-New Providence Island. We are just a few hours’ sail from the Extraordinary Exuma Cays, until only recently a destination only reached by the more seasoned sailors.
You begin your sail training at Palm Cay just outside Nassau, Bahamas. From the boat a pristine white sand beach only steps away, as well as a pool and two restaurants.
We have both monohull and catamaran programs running 5, 7 and 10 days in length, with both, base to base, round trip sails, or ‘”one – way” sailing, so that you can explore more of the island chain on your training course. Also we offer beginner sailing programs where you can learn and stay right here at Palm Cay Resort!
We also have a full chartering fleet through Navtours when you ready to begin your own bareboat adventure and some exciting flotillas where you can bareboat and share the fun and security of being in a group setting.
This is not a fast track program! We do not race you through the ASA curriculum, but teach you solid seamanship skills in a rate you can retain the knowledge.
By providing patient instruction, stunning itineraries, and exposure to a variety of seas, conditions and navigational challenges you will become a competent sailor .
Plus, you will feel right at home on board.
We look forward to sharing the sailing lifestyle with you!
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Vacation Charters
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas
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