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Directory of American Sailing Association sailing schools located in US Virgin Islands where you can take beginning to advanced sailing lessons.
You deserve a sailing vacation where you are attended to and get the best expertise. At our school, you get to explore one of the best sailing grounds in the world: the Caribbean. Your journey will specifically focus on the beauty and diversity in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Charter House is the accredited school that oversees all the charter yachts, captains, and crew. Because we are locals, we draft an itinerary, based on your interests, that highlights the locations you’ll want see and activities you’ll want to do.
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.
In the Caribbean, the water is 78-82 and air, about the same with 10-15 knot breezes 340 days a year. We are based in St Thomas (which is more economical to fly in to) but spend most of our time island hopping in the BVIs. With so many islands, the majority of ocean swells are block making for fast, comfortable sailing. Students are limited to 6 per class and matched to our small but outstanding group of highly experienced instructors.
All of our sailing classes are taught in a 3-9 day, live aboard approach, where students are totally immersed into learning to sail and cruise, and no hotels are required. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Visit exotic destinations in Tortola, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and St. Thomas while taking beginner to intermediate level sailing classes. Visit St. Croix, Anegada, Vieques, and Culebra in advanced classes.