Horizon Sailing School
| (877) 877-1888 | horizonyachtcharters.com

Learn to sail in the BVI whilst enjoying a holiday in the sun!

Horizon Sailing School is an American Sailing Association-certified facility. We provide first-class tuition on first-class yachts in one of the most idyllic cruising grounds in the world: The British Virgin Islands.

Your sailing course will start from our excellent Nanny Cay base and will take you around the islands. Part of your course will be choosing a suitable itinerary with your instructor and finding the best spots to spend the night. You are here to learn but snorkeling, checking out local restaurants, and idyllic beaches is all part of the process!

You may bring friends and family on your sailing course even if they are not taking the courses so you can all enjoy your sailing vacation together.

Over the course of a week, you will work towards achieving an ASA certification. This will allow you to charter sailboats anywhere in the world.

You will gain the confidence, knowledge, and experience to embark on your own sailing adventure!

Our Courses

  • American Sailing Association (ASA) certified.
  • Follow the ASA progressive, structured levels of sailing standards.
  • Always run by ASA-qualified instructors.
  • At the completion of your course receive an ASA logbook with your certifications & sea-time signed off by your instructor.
  • Courses are available for all levels of experience.

For the full list of courses we can offer and the recommended minimum days for each course see below or check out our website. Why not try the “Zero to Hero” course which gives a complete beginner the opportunity to charter a boat solo in just 10 days!

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
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.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
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.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
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.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
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.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
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 Available

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • Vacation Charters


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Horizon Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Contact Information

Horizon Sailing School

Address Nanny Cay MarinaTortola, BVIBritish Virgin IslandsVG1110Caribbean
Phone (877) 877-1888
Website horizonyachtcharters.com
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