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Learning to Sail with Horizon Yacht Charters

February 14, 2017

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More and more people are opting for holidays with a difference. As the world opens up and we are getting more adventurous with our travels, package vacations involving lying on the beach or by the pool are becoming less interesting… we want to really visit places and get involved, being active. Does this sound like you?

Have you ever looked at a sailing boat and wished you were on it? Or taken a sailing trip and wished you knew how to sail yourself? Well, why not consider having a vacation and learning to sail…. all at the same time? At Horizon Yacht Charters, you can charter a yacht with your family or friends, and we can find you an experienced sailing instructor.  We are affiliated with the American Sailing Association (ASA) and can offer the following courses:

Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (#101)

This is the perfect starting point for complete beginners and is a prerequisite for any further ASA courses. By the end of the course you should be able to sail a boat of about 20 feet or more in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.

Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (#103) Sailors must cruise safely in local and regional waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary powered sailboat of about 20 to 30 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions.

Bareboat Chartering Standard (#104) – (Intermediate Coastal Cruising) An advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience.  The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 – 50 foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters.  The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.

Cruising Catamaran (# 114)

Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length in coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. The Standard includes knowledge of catamaran systems and maintenance procedures.

So, whether you are a complete beginner, have some sailing experience or have plenty of experience but want a qualification, we have something to offer you.

Our instructors are all very well experienced, patient and teach in a calm, safe manner. They will also adjust their teaching style to suit you. So, what can you expect from a learning to sail vacation?  Every one of our students come back and tell us how much they enjoyed themselves and are surprised that learning can also be fun!

A typical day on one of our courses might start of in the Tobago Cays with a snorkel and hearty breakfast.  This would be followed by a briefing on man overboard drills, including a discussion on different return procedures, how to get the person on board, hypothermia, life jackets etc.  The designated captain for the morning is then asked for his course and destination, navigational hazards and aids that will be encountered on the way.  Weigh anchor, set sail and all students have a turn at the helm and discuss other topics such as “safety at sea”.  Man overboard drills are practiced on the way to your next destination.  Once you have arrived and the anchor is set it is time for lunch followed by a swim.  Over lunch, the morning’s sail and drills are discussed.

In the afternoon, discuss how to take a three-point fix.  Designate the captain for the afternoon and ask him/her to discuss knots and their uses.  Weigh anchor and set sail for your overnight anchorage at Bequia.  While under sail, each student takes a three-point fix and plots the position on the chart.  Anchor in Admiralty Bay, Bequia, one of the most stunning islands of the Caribbean and debrief the afternoon’s exercises and discuss collision regulations over a Sundowner!  Go ashore to one of the many superb restaurants for dinner on the water edge.

Interested? Contact us on info@horizongrenada.com or info@horizonstvincent.com for more information. Rates vary according to the time of year you wish to travel.  If you wish to rent your own bareboat and learn to sail, choose the yacht you would like to rent and we will be happy to give you a price on the bareboat fee.  Add the ASA Instructor’s fee of $185 per day (not including food or gratuity), and around US$50 per person for ASA Exam materials depending on the courses taken.  This fee does not include food or beverages.

If you are looking to learn to sail on your own, or maybe there is just the two of you and you want to learn in a group, contact us and we can recommend a suitable sailing school that offers training on a cabin charter basis.

 

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Be inspired: Do something just for you; learn to sail in Antigua.

March 17, 2016

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There’s something special about learning; the opportunity to try something different, something new and personally rewarding.  So why not be inspired to learn to sail here in Antigua?

Combine a learn to sail trip with this stunning Caribbean destination and you have the makings of a very special vacation.  Imagine a week of being on the water, at one with nature, without any telephones or computers – pure escape.  Here you will learn whilst out sailing and on board; no classrooms, no online study – just you, some friends, your Instructor and the tropical breeze.  You will hop from bay to bay; learning about how to plan your trip on the water, the various points of sail and how to anchor at the end of the day.  No two sailing days are the same, from what you learn, to the type of breeze, to the bays you will stop in.

From our base here in sunny Antigua, we offer the American Sailing Association (ASA) Learn to Sail certification.  This is a carefully graduated sailing programme taking you from novice to being able to take the helm – all carefully tailored to your own pace of learning and understanding.  We teach the ASA Certification on the smaller boats in our fleet.  This means that you learn in a controlled, safe and comfortable environment.

Horizon Antigua's Instructor Paul

Horizon Antigua’s Instructor Paul

Of course, no Caribbean adventure would be complete without time for snorkelling, swimming and exploring.  Your Instructor will take you to the best spots; some only accessible by boat so you get the best of both worlds.

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Learning to sail in Antigua’s sunshine

Your new adventure starts here – just pick up the phone or drop us an email.  +1 (268) 562 4725 or info@antiguahorizon.com.

 

 

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Experience a “Learn to Sail” adventure in Antigua

December 16, 2014

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Where better place to learn to sail than a tropical paradise like Antigua & Barbuda?  Of course, you could choose a chilly lake, or a busy stretch of water in the middle of winter but, for novices, Antigua is the perfect destination.

We are able to offer a mix of fun learning, exploring islands and coves and feeling the warmth of the sun on your back.

We are an accredited American Sailing Association Sailing School (ASA).  The American Sailing Association curriculum is exactly what you need; modulated courses that take you though from the very basics to the more advanced courses build on your skills and confidence; just what you need to sail a boat with friends and family.

People of all ages have learnt to sail with us in Antigua.  Sailing is more than just getting from A to B; it’s about being able to experience new cultures, explore new places and ultimately enjoy the journey with confidence!

 

Horizon Yacht Charters in Antigua offer the ASA 101, 103, 104 and 105 courses.

 

You can find out more by emailing Jackie at our Horizon base in Antigua| info@antiguahorizon.com.

 

Horizon Yacht Charters (Antigua) Limited | Tel:  +1 (866) 439 1089 | Skype jackieashford1 | Tel:  +1 (268) 562 4725

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Fun Onboard Your Southern Caribbean Yacht Charter!

November 30, 2013

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A yacht charter vacation in the Southern Caribbean offers a range of activities to appeal to the whole family,  from relaxing and visiting on-deck to various water sports and a wide range of land-based adventures as you enjoy travelling through the different islands!

For guests keen to top up their tans, our beautiful yachts offer space to lounge, where sun worshippers can soak up the rays whilst engrossed in a good book or taking a leisurely dip in the cool sea.

Snorkelling  is a hugely popular part of most charter holidays – bring your own or rent a few sets before you depart to allow you to discover the incredible underwater vistas and stunning sea life below the surface! Explore delicate coral reefs or swim with the sea turtles, we will share our top snorkel sites with you. One of our absolute favourites is the Tobago Cays Marine Park, a protected group of small islands that is one of the most beautiful, breathtaking places in the world – and you can only get there by boat!  Snorkel with sea turtles

If you love the idea of a luxury yacht charter holiday but you don’t know how to sail you can take advantage of adding a professional skipper to your charter – this allows you to learn as much or as little as you like about the aspects of sailing, and your skipper will take responsibility for managing all of the aspects of cruising under sail or by motor, anchoring, mooring, etc.

You can also plan a learning vacation! The emphasis is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience, in a beautiful part of the world. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail with the backdrop of spectacular beaches and islands of the Grenadines, refining these newly learned skills along the way. Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, snorkeling, fishing, and relaxing…

Explore this stunning part of the world while earning American Sailing Association 101,103 and 104 (Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat) certifications. Over the course of a week you will gain the knowledge, experience and certifications to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!

Diving often plays a large part in a charter holiday. Grenada is a world-famous dive destination, boasting a wide range of dive sites including the first Underwater Sculpture Park as well as the largest wreck in the Caribbean – the cruise liner “Bianca C” which sank off St George’s in 1961. There is exceptional diving throughout the Grenadines, much of it drift diving and for more experienced divers so we highly recommend the use of one of the local dive shops for “rendezvous” diving. Rental dive equipment can be arranged for your charter.

A kayak is a great way to explore anchorages and beaches – and also perfect for nature lovers in locations such as the mangroves in Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou or exploring the Tobago Cays. Singles rent for only US$125 per week, doubles US$140 per week.

stand up paddleboard at sunset

 

You can also rent one of our stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) for only US$175 per week. Ideal for exploring quiet beaches and coves, not only is it a great workout for the core muscles but it is also very therapeutic & relaxing!  Ask us about availability to add one to your charter booking.

 

Fishing can be a fun and important part of both the entertainment and the culinary aspect of your charter. There is nothing quite like reeling in a fish then later that day smelling it searing on the grill! Have fun introducing local fruit and vegetables found in small market stalls to your meal. The chance of catching a yellow fin tuna or Wahoo is excellent as the clean Southern Caribbean waters are known for superb fishing opportunities… or enjoy trawling for dinner as you sail!  Fishing rods can be rented at the Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada base for US$25 per week.

All of our yachts are equipped with tenders that can whisk you to an island beach for a private picnic, or into shore for shopping  & dining in one of the charming, friendly coastal towns. Custom itineraries can be arranged to include the ports of call and land activities that guests most desire. Depending on guest preferences and destination, land options may include rain forest hikes, swimming in waterfalls, bird watching, eco-tours, garden tours, historic sites and so much more.

Imagine your dream holiday – a day of splashing and exploring, followed by laughing together and lounging in the warm evening breezes whilst dining alfresco.  And don’t forget some romantic star gazing in the crystal clear skies – away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, there is very little light pollution so the skies are awash with constellations!

Stargazing... photo thanks to Günther Kranich

Let us help plan your Southern Caribbean vacation to remember! Email us on info@horizongrenada.com

 

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Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada Newsletter March 2013

March 30, 2013

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Photo Credit Nick at REdlinephotography.ca

In This Issue:

  • Learn to Sail – Last Minute Discount!
  • Music Events, Plus a Special Offer!
  • Exploring The Grenadines – Meet Vanessa & Seckie! Chatham Bay, Union Island
  • The Island Juice Company

Learn to Sail – Plus a Last Minute Discount!

Our partners at Nautilis Sailing have announced that due to a last minute cancellation there are two spots available on their upcoming ASA 101-104 course!   The livaboard course includes all meals, a private single cabin for each guest, course materials and formal certification!  the course starts on the 6th of April… and for only $1300 US per person – that’s 40% off their usual course fee – it’s a fantastic opportunity!

In 2011 The American Sailing Association honoured just 20 ASA schools with the Outstanding Sailing Schools Awards, and Nautilis was one of them!  Nautilus Sailing School conduct weeklong  liveaboard sailing courses on Horizon’s Bavaria sailboats. Passionate about sailing, they have enjoyed sailing in some of the most spectacular cruising grounds around the world. ” The Grenadines are truly the ideal sailing classroom” says Lead Instructor Tim Geisler.
You will set sail from the beautiful, friendly island of Grenada and visit several other islands and special locations in the Grenadines. Explore this stunning location while earning American Sailing Association 101,103 and 104 (Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat) certifications. Over the course of a week you will gain the knowledge, experience and certifications to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!  The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation. The emphasis is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience, in a beautiful part of the world. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail with the backdrop of spectacular beaches and islands of the Grenadines, refining these newly learned skills along the way. Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, snorkeling, fishing, and relaxing…

You can learn more about the course details at Nautilis Liveaboard Courses and please contact Tim directly to take advantage of this amazing offer: tim@nautilussailing.com

 

Music Events

Ky-Mani Marley 13 April We are very excited to announce that on April 13th 2013, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley comes to Carriacou to play a one off show in aid of local charities!

In fact, 100% of the profits will be donated to two local charities, the recently established Carriacou Music Foundation, a charity designed to promote music education and performance on the island, and the Carriacou Children’s Education Fund which supports education programs in schools, and provides necessary resources for improved learning on the island.

Through his music Ky-Mani Marley not only continues his father’s legacy, but also delivers an eclectic blend of reggae, dancehall and hip-hop, which has helped to put his most recent album at the top of the Billboard Reggae Charts! You can buy tickets online, Early Bird Discounted Tickets are EC$50 (18.50 US) all the details can be found on Ky-Mani’s website,

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St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 30 April -12 May For over 20 years the St Lucia Jazz Festival has been one of the most anticipated events in the Southern Caribbean.  Re-branded this year as the St. Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival, this 13-day event features a number of fringe events around the island which will showcase rich local talent and cultural displays and culminates with the ‘main stage’ events at historic and beautiful Pigeon Island.

There is a truly exciting lineup of internationally-renowned performers, including R. Kelly, Akon, and the Jacksons; as well as such talent as Tracy Hamlin (currently #1 single in Europe) and the striking, stunning Fatoumata Diawara. For all the details see the performers & programme details .

***We are pleased to introduce a special offer for the St Lucia Jazz & Art Festival!***

Starting on Friday 10th May in St Lucia, you will be welcomed onboard your Beneteau 51.5 (ideal for a party of six!) with a cool cocktail by your skipper and chef who will be waiting to meet you at Rodney Bay Marina.  Enjoy a couple of evening shows and head south for a wonderful charter through the Grenadines.

You can enjoy day sails and evenings at the various performances – a great combination to start your vacation.  On Monday you would sail down to Bequia the historic boat building island before heading to the Tobago Cays.  You would end your charter on the south coast of Grenada on Friday, 17th May.

The all-inclusive rate per person would be US$1500.00, based on a party of 6.  This would include the yacht, crew, all food and drinks, custom & immigration fees, yacht fuel, water and ice.  Show tickets not included.  For further information please contact Jacqui: info@horizongrenada.com

Exploring the Grenadines

Although Chatham Bay, Union Island is a favourite mooring, you may not have heard about Vanessa and Seckie’s yet.  It is well worth the visit to discover this treasure – a ramshackle hut powered by a battery and a generator, but don’t let that fool you in to thinking it is another “chicken and chip” stand!

We can report that the couple is very welcoming and that Vanessa’s conch fritters are very tasty and Seckie will cook you up a lobster on an outdoor fire… served up with a Dark & Stormy made with fresh nutmeg and PROPER ginger beer!

As you enjoy your meal you sit with your toes in the sand enjoying the tranquil, sweeping crescent of Chatham Bay – the definition of a good beach bar.  You never know, if you are lucky enough to be there at sunset you may even see a green flash!

 

Chatham Bay, Union Island

 

Got… Juice?

You’ve heard of Micro-Breweries, but here’s one with a twist – we are proud to introduce the first” Micro-Juicery” on the Island!    Showcasing the wonderful variety of fresh fruit grown on the island, the Island Juice Company products are prepared in a clean, safe, processing facility with minimal sugar, no preservatives and a high concentration of real juice.  This new venture is co-owned by long-time Grenadian businessman Lennon ‘Cane Juice Man’ Mapson, his wife Sherry and a Canadian couple on the Island – Jim Jardine and his wife Stephanie Ryan.  Their first flavours under development are the incredibly popular golden apple with a hint of lime- a popular local drink – plus Soursop, Mango and Passion fruit and – of course – Cane Juice Man’s signature Cane Juice and Bois Bande blend!  Each flavour of Island Juice will only be available when the fruit is in season and perfectly ripe.

What we really love is the idea that instead of exporting fruit for a tiny reward, the Island Juice Company creates jobs and a finished product on the island, rather than shipping raw fruit out of country.  Not only does is add value here at home, it reduces the need to import boxed UHT juice back onto the island.  This concept is growing in popularity in Grenada; with the goat cheese produced at Belmont Estates a popular example, and was originally implemented here by Mott Green at the Grenada Chocolate Factory, where a bean-to-bar product provides a greater reward for the farmers and workers than exporting the cocoa bean directly.

We are looking forward to trying their new flavours, and you can find their products at The Merry Baker (Port Louis Marina), Gittens Pharmacy, Foodfair, Foodland, Andells, and many other local retailers!

The Island Juice Co. on shelves now!Mango & Passionfruit Label

 

Until Next Time…

Sign up to have our newsletter delivered right to your inbox for local events, sailing updates and special offers! As promised here is a link to a fun short video of our recent Grenada Sailing Festival 2013 – Junior Final Race – note the tactics used for rounding the race marker! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDHWGdSpiz4&feature=share&list=UUy6hAINe2iMU5fUONXD_iIg

 

 

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New Luxury Crewed Yacht Available to Charter in the BVI

November 6, 2012

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Embark on a vacation that is completely stress-free and experience a sailing vacation that will have you stepping into a world of luxury.  Enjoy having your very own professional Captain to cater to your every need so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Whether you want to take the helm occasionally, or not at all, or your goal for the week is to learn as much as possible, the choice is yours. Perfect for those who enjoy sailing around the beautiful British Virgin Islands or for those purely looking to spend their vacation relaxing with a good book or cocktail while underway. For the ultimate in luxury, ask us about having a Chef as well.

‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) is a new (2012 model) bright and spacious Lagoon 450 catamaran that sleeps six passengers in comfort and style. Two cabins have the luxury of a large en-suite with shower and electric head each, whilst the outsized “owner’s quarters” runs from stern to bow in the other hull. The modern galley and saloon, is tastefully designed and equipped with state-of-the art electronics, as well as additional luxuries such as a water-maker, ice-maker, microwave, washing machine/dryer and flat-screen televisions. YOLO has wrap around saloon windows, giving you uninterrupted views and the saloon opens onto the cockpit to give a very open plan living space. YOLO has a plethora of opening hatches for cooling au naturel, but when needed, she also benefits from Air Conditioning powered by a well soundproofed generator, centrally located – making for a peaceful nights sleep.

On deck, the yacht boasts extensive seating both forward and aft, as well as a large swimming platform, ideal to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The raised fly bridge gives a panoramic birdseye view at anchor, or under sail. With a beam of nearly 26 feet, she is very stable, never heeling more than 5 degrees, with wide decks and recessed hatches, to make moving around the yacht a breeze and with enough space for everyone aboard to find their own favourite place to read, sunbathe or simply watch the ever changing seascapes go by. The huge cockpit comfortably sits 8 guests around an ample table to make dining al fresco a pleasure. There is a ventilation hatch on the bridge deck, that funnels a cooling breeze into the cockpit area. For such a spacious yacht, she is surprisingly nimble, and the gullwing shaped bridge deck makes her very comfortable underway – no slapping or slamming aboard this beauty, and you can hop between islands in under an hour, or choose to spend longer under sail – the choice is entirely yours.

This Lagoon 450 also comes equipped with an array of different water toys for you and the family to enjoy; whether you prefer water skiing or wake boarding, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, all the equipment, as well as snorkel gear, will be waiting for you on your arrival. The dinghy is an AB 12’ with steering consol and bench seat. Powered by 30 hp, it is good for watersports and for getting you ashore in the evening.

Your professional Captain will not only ensure a stress-free vacation as he navigates you through the islands and runs all the considerable technical systems aboard, but also offers the added benefit of being a personal guide who knows all the best snorkel spots, beaches, anchorages, bars and restaurants across the BVI.

If you wish to have gourmet meals aboard, YOLO is also available with a personal chef who will prepare all your meals based on your preferences, allowing you the complete rest and luxury you deserve. The Captain and chef (if required) are accommodated in two single berths forward of the main living areas, accessed separately from the main yacht. YOLO is truly a spectacular yacht offering five star accommodation and service, where the idyllic scenery, changes with every blink of the eye, as you sail through “nature’s little secret” – the beautiful island chain of the British Virgin Islands.

What are you waiting for, you only live once!  Click here to view prices and to book

For information about crewed charters in Antigua & Barbuda, click here

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ASA ‘Learn to Sail’ this Summer in Antigua

May 21, 2012

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Horizon Antigua - navigating your course

If you have been toying with the idea of getting your ASA Sailing Certification, here’s a last minute offer that might just convince you that now is the time to hone those sailing skills or do something that has always been on your bucket list – a learn to sail course in the Caribbean.

And what better place to learn to sail than with the Horizon Yacht Charters sailing school in Antigua. Year-round sunshine, steady trade winds (around 10 – 15% in the summer months) and some inspiring ASA Sailing Instructors who will entertain you with their tales of sailing adventures around the Caribbean.

Unspoilt anchorages on your doorstep in Antigua.

 

Antigua & Barbuda offers a non-tidal cruising area offering a myriad of coves and bays – just waiting for you to practice your anchoring skills without everyone watching! An active sailing vacation with plenty of time for R&R – how good does that sound?!

Learning to sail in Antigua is fun for all.

From our sailing school here in Antigua, we offer ASA 101, 103 and 104.  You can read more about the three ASA graduated courses right here. We offer these courses aboard our Bavaria 40 yachts or our Bavaria 42.  These yachts offer 2 double cabins for Learn to Sail students.  Take a look at what you might experience when you arrive at our base in Jolly Harbour; restaurants, bars, art shops, large supermarket and swimming pool.

 

Horizon Antigua is based in Jolly Harbour Marina

From this great location, you can island hop to our sister island of Barbuda (this is just a 4 – 5 hour sail from Antigua), or for those with more sailing experience already under their belt,  sail south to the French island of Guadeloupe (42 nautical miles from Antigua).  This will also give you exposure to the ‘clearing out’ process with Customs department – great learning if you want to cruise the Caribbean more extensively in the future.  Read more about our sample itineraries right here.

Island hop on your sailing course to Barbuda

We are offering an ASA Learn to Sail package for courses taking place during July 2012 and October 2012.

Complimentary ASA Course Materials and ASA Log Book delivered direct to your door for ASA 101 up to ASA 104.
Complimentary ASA Exams.
15% off the charter fee based on a minimum of 7 nights sailing course.
Celebration rum cocktails for your Group when you’ve achieved your ASA Certification!

Email us and we can check our yacht availability:  info@antiguahorizon.com

Alternatively, give us a call Contact us and we can talk through your options.

 

 

 

 

 

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Last minute sailing holidays in Antigua & Barbuda just got better.

April 8, 2012

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We often hear people say “I wish I could stay for longer” and “a week is just not long enough”. Well, here’s our answer to your wishes!

For the month of May 2012, we are offering 10 nights for the price of 7 on all new charters booked before the end of April 2012.

This last minute offer is for both bareboat sailing charters and crewed charters; so if you want to relax and let someone else take the helm while you enjoy the stunning scenery, that’s fine by us.

Remember that you can also Learn to Sail or improve your sailing skills with us here in Antigua. Read more about that here. Antigua & Barbuda boast some of best beaches in the Caribbean; soft, fine sand that feels like powder between your toes.  It’s also a perfect destination for our Learn to Sail courses as you can experience a range of sailing conditions.

 

Sailing off the west coast of Antigua

Sailing off the west coast of Antigua

We have the end of Antigua Sailing Week at the beginning of May, so if you want to combine your sailing trip with some Regatta parties, what better place to do it.  Antigua offers such a contrast in terms of sailing opportunities; choose to join in with the parties or find your own secluded anchorage; it’s really up to you.

 

Morris Bay, Antigua

We have a fleet of monohull and Catamarans to choose from, ranging in size from 40 – 50 feet – something to suit every sailor and crew.  You can click right here to view the entire fleet based in Antigua.

 

 

Enjoy your Easter everybody and maybe we’ll see you in Antigua very soon!

info@antiguahorizon.com

 

 

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Sailing Lessons in the Sunny Caribbean!

February 1, 2012

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Sailing with Horizon and Nautilus School

Learn to Sail in the Caribbean Sun!

Did you know you could learn to sail while enjoying a holiday in the sun? Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada are proud partners of the Nautilis Sailing School.  The American Sailing Association recently announced their 2011 Outstanding Sailing Schools, and  Nautilus Sailing school was one of 20 ASA schools to be granted this award.  Nautilus Sailing School conduct weeklong  liveaboard sailing courses on Horizon’s Bavaria sailboats. Passionate about sailing, they have enjoyed sailing in some of the most spectacular cruising grounds around the world. ” The Grenadines are truly the ideal sailing classroom” says Lead Instructor Tim Geisler.

 

You will set sail from the beautiful, friendly island of Grenada and visit several other islands and special locations in the Grenadines. Explore this stunning location while earning American Sailing Association 101,103 and 104 (Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat) certifications. Over the course of a week you will gain the knowledge, experience and certifications to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!  The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation. The emphasis is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience, in a beautiful part of the world. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail with the backdrop of spectacular beaches and islands of the Grenadines, refining these newly learned skills along the way. Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, snorkeling, fishing, and relaxing…

 

You will be sailing on Horizon Yacht Charters’ Bavaria yachts, which range in size from 39 feet to 42 feet. These are newer, spacious sailboats, with all the amenities one would expect to find on sailboats in charter fleets around the world. Your boat will have 3 cabins, 2 heads /bathrooms, a large kitchen and lounge/dining area, a cockpit with bimini for shade, and a dinghy with outboard motor for exploring. All participants are given a private cabin during their stay on the boat. The spacious owners’ cabin is saved for couples that sign up for the course. Contact Horizon Grenada or Nautilis to book your sailing holiday in the sun!

 

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