Located in the beautiful British Virgin Islands, aptly named ‘the sailing capital of the world’, Sistership specializes in ASA courses for women, couples and families. Our women instructors have many years of experience in the BVI and the charter industry and can prepare you for your first charter experience like no one else. Learn to sail in the safe, fun, sailor-friendly waters of the beautiful BVI with experts who really care about the quality of your experience.
Our motto is ‘Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone’. We are serious sailors whose top priority is your safety and education. We know what it’s like to charter and want you to be prepared for anything that may come up – and come up it will. For your first charter experience to be fun and stress free you must first be knowledgeable and confident. It’s our job to get you to that place, and have a great time doing it in a supportive, non threatening atmosphere. It’s all an adventure. Come join us!
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 safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Racing Courses
- I can’t believe that it’s been almost a month since Bill and I started our sailing vacation/adventure with you and Sistership Sailing. I know that Bill told you what a great time we had, but I also wanted to drop you a quick note. "..."
Clara and Bill McGovern - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
- What an awesome time we had with you on Seabiscuit. You were the PERFECT instructor for us and being aboard Seabiscuit was a dream come true! St Croix was nice but almost all of the stories that we regaled our friends and family with when we got home
Jan and Mark Allen - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
- I can't thank you enough for a wonderful week. The learning was intense and so was the fun and laughter. You know so much and are such a patient and thorough teacher. I can't wait to get out on the water again to try out some new-found skills
Jayne Elliot - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
- Thank you for the gift that was our time we spent with you on Sea Biscuit. I’m sure that you hear this on a regular basis from other students however I’m here to tell you that your teaching methods and kind understanding meant so much.
Barb and Bruce Kerr - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Sistership Sailing School
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