Join us in the Beautiful Virgin Islands for weeklong live aboard courses. We make time fun with swimming, snorkeling and island exploring. We are the only school in the Virgin Islands with my most advanced instructors. We know sailing, better yet, we know teaching. Our courses help new sailors to captain, bareboat charter, buy a boat, gain experience and/or all the above. We visit St Thomas, St John, Virgin Islands National Park, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, and Virgin Gorda, while snorkeling, sailing fast, touring epic trails, eating lobster & Caribbean cuisine, enjoying nightlife and anchoring in secluded bays.
Live aboard Courses include private queen cabin with showers and heads with electric toilets, generator, air conditioning, wifi, USB in all cabins, swimming platform, and snorkel gear.
We are now offering bareboat certification courses, advanced, private or group on our Catamarans or the boat of your choice, your charter. We can help you charter the right boat for you. Leopard, Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon, Beneteau, and Jeanueau are available options.
You take the helm and work as a team to operate the vessel safely with merit. During the 8-hour day, we start with class on the boat, then hands on sail to our lunch snorkeling spot and then more practice sailing to our overnight anchorage for debrief and knot tying practice. We provide a learning environment that is relaxed yet effective.
We know the Virgin Islands are the best place to sail on the planet with consistent winds 15-20 knots E and 85-degree days make this a sailor’s paradise! Based in the beautiful picturesque American Yacht Harbor, Red Hook, St Thomas, we are just a quick trip away from BVI where we sail.
All our USCG Captains and ASA certified instructors have 20 + years’ experience sailing all over the world. Amazing local instructors with calm, patient, adaptable teaching styles to suit you. You will fall in love with The Virgin Islands and not want to leave your boat or instructor behind. Check out the live schedule on our website.
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.
Desire to improve or re-familiarize sailing knowledge and skills imparted during previous ASA keelboat certification course(s). Student and Instructor jointly decide on goals prior to the start of the review.
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.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Youth Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Summer Camps for Kids
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Vacation Charters
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
- Racing Courses
- Sail Trim Courses
- Spinnaker Courses
ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program
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.
Go Sail – Virgin Islands is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Go Sail – Virgin Islands
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