Our Captain Community helps new sailors to captain, bareboat charter, buy a boat, gain experience and/or all the above. We are the only sailing school using 2015 or newer boats. 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.
We are dedicated to cruising couples and singles with learn to sail, all-inclusive, multi day, live aboard courses taught by specifically trained instructors. Our focus is on the local experience, belonging to the community and care for our planet.
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.
Our fleet of monohulls 24-50ft and catamarans 40-50ft are 2015 or NEWER Leopard, Lucia Fountaine Pajot, Saba, Helia, and Jeanneau and offer ASA alumni discounts to bareboat charter. We know the Virgin Islands are the best place to sail on the planet! We also offer customized instruction on private vessels.
All our USCG Captains and ASA certified instructors have 20 + years’ experience sailing all over the world.
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. Student receives a written, personalized Recommended Plan suggesting steps for continued improvement in knowledge and skills proficiencies after the review is completed. This review may be taken multiple times.
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.
SAVE – Virgin Islands Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
SAVE – Virgin Islands Sailing
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