Overview

Learn to Sail in the Caribbean with Horizon Yacht Charters

Did you know you could learn to sail while enjoying a holiday in the sun? Horizon Yacht Charters Caribbean Sailing Schools are American Sailing Association certified facilities, where first-class tuition is available on first-class yachts in some of the most idyllic cruising grounds in the world.

Learn to Sail CaribbeanYou can read Cruising World’s review of our latest package for newcomers to sailing here. You can also watch some video tips from the ASA here.

You will set sail from your Horizon Yacht Charters Base and visit several special locations whilst at the same time earning your American Sailing Association certifications.

Over the course of a week you will gain the knowledge and experience to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!  The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation while you learn to sail. The emphasis at Horizon Yacht Charters Caribbean sailing schools is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail, refining these newly learned skills along the way. Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, engaging in watersports, fishing, and relaxing…

The American Sailing Association (ASA) program has structured levels of sailing standards, which are examined at progressive certification levels at our Caribbean sailing schools. Students who learn so sail with Horizon Yacht Charters receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience. All courses and examinations are run by ASA qualified instructors. When a certification level is successfully completed, your logbook is signed and stamped so that any charter or rental fleet operator can see your level of competency. The most popular American Sailing Association courses we offer are as follows:

If you have little or no experience, then we recommend that you start off with Course #s 101 and 103.  If you are on a week’s charter, these two courses can be taught in 5 days, giving you a couple of days to practice your new-found skills at the end of the week or to simply relax!

Those that have cruising experience and basic seaman-ship skills should also add Course #104 to their instruction. The three courses can be taught in one week, but don’t forget you are on vacation too so you may want to extend a few days to fit in some R&R! For catamaran lovers we can also provide Catamaran Class 114.

Learn to sail in the Caribbean the Horizon Yacht Charters way and achieve American Sailing Association certification! Contact our Caribbean sailing schools here.

The American Sailing Association Official App is available for Android! To download please search for American Sailing Association in the App Store or click this link.

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Sailing Tips

ASA Sailing Tips

As an accredited provider of American Sailing Association (ASA) courses, we’re pleased to offer a selection of the most popular ASA sailing tips! A learn-to-sail charter with Horizon provides the perfect way to learn to sail whilst enjoying a Caribbean sailing vacation.

if you would like to get a head-start on your learning, or simply refresh your memory on certain aspects of sailing, we’re pleased to provide a series of video ASA sailing tips below.

If you would like more information on our learn to sail courses please feel free to contact us.

ASA Sailing Tips




 

The American Sailing Association is the leading authority on sailing instruction & sailing schools in the United States. You can learn to sail through Horizon Yacht Charters’ certified sailing schools with certified sailing instructors. Through our sailing classes, Horizon and ASA will help you learn sailing, safely & with confidence. ASA Certified Students can go from basic sailing lessons to advanced sailing courses, enjoying sailing experiences around the world. Students who learn so sail with Horizon Yacht Charters receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience. All courses and examinations are run by ASA qualified instructors.

Would you like to find out more about Horizon Yacht Charters Learn to Sail sailing vacations? Follow this link or complete a reservation request form and we will be delighted to assist.

If you would like to find out more about the American Sailing Association, you can visit their website here.

If you have any queries on sailing tips, or suggestions on additional tips to include on our website, we would be delighted to hear from you – send us an email and we’ll see what we can do!

Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (#101)

Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (ASA 101)

ASA 101

ASA 101 Prerequisites: To learn to sail Non-Sailors must sail a boat of about 20 feet or more in length in light to moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.  A preparatory Standard with no auxiliary power or navigation skills required. Successful candidates earn a National Safe Boating Certificate approved by NASBLA and the U.S. Coast Guard.

The American Sailing Association (ASA) program has structured levels of sailing standards, which are examined at progressive certification levels at our Caribbean sailing schools. Students who learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience. All courses and examinations are run by ASA qualified instructors. When a certification level is successfully completed, your logbook is signed and stamped so that any charter or rental fleet operator can see your level of competency.

 

You will set sail from your Horizon Yacht Charters Base and visit several special locations whilst at the same time earning your American Sailing Association learn to sail certifications.

Over the course of a week you will learn to sail, gaining the knowledge and experience to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!  The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation while you learn to sail.

The emphasis at Horizon Yacht Charters Caribbean sailing schools is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail, refining these newly learned skills along the way.

Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, engaging in watersports, fishing, and relaxing…

Learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters!

About the ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 508,000 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.

Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (#103)

Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 103)

ASA 103

ASA 103 Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification. 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.

The American Sailing Association (ASA) program has structured levels of sailing standards, which are examined at progressive certification levels at our Caribbean sailing schools. Students who learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience. All courses and examinations are run by ASA qualified instructors. When a certification level is successfully completed, your logbook is signed and stamped so that any charter or rental fleet operator can see your level of competency.

 

You will set sail from your Horizon Yacht Charters Base and visit several special locations whilst at the same time earning your American Sailing Association learn to sail certifications.

Over the course of a week, you will learn to sail, gaining the knowledge and experience to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!  The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation while you learn to sail.

The emphasis at Horizon Yacht Charters Caribbean sailing schools is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail, refining these newly learned skills along the way.

Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, engaging in watersports, fishing, and relaxing…

Obtain your ASA 103 qualification and learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters!

About the ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 508,000 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.

Bareboat Chartering Standard (#104)

Bareboat Chartering Standard (ASA 104)

ASA 104ASA 104 Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat Sailing and Basic Coastal Cruising Certification. ASA 104 is an advanced cruising Standard for individuals with cruising experience.  The individual can act as skipper or crew of a 30 to 50-foot boat sailing by day in coastal waters.  The Standard includes knowledge of boat systems and maintenance procedures.

The American Sailing Association (ASA) program has structured levels of sailing standards, which are examined at progressive certification levels at our Caribbean sailing schools. Students who learn to sail with Horizon Yacht Charters receive a Logbook that lists the standards, certification and records sailing experience. All courses and examinations are run by ASA qualified instructors. When a certification level is successfully completed, your logbook is signed and stamped so that any charter or rental fleet operator can see your level of competency.

You will set sail from your Horizon Yacht Charters Base and visit several special locations whilst at the same time earning your American Sailing Association learn to sail certifications.

Over the course of a week, you will learn to sail, gaining the knowledge and experience to charter sailboats anywhere in the world, and embark on your own sailing adventure!  The goal is to enjoy a learning vacation while you learn to sail.

The emphasis at Horizon Yacht Charters Caribbean sailing schools is on learning how to sail, through hands-on experience. Mornings will be spent learning and practicing new skills. In the afternoons you will set sail, refining these newly learned skills along the way.

Once anchored for the afternoon, there will be free time to spend exploring, engaging in watersports, fishing, and relaxing…

Obtain your ASA 104 qualification and learn to sail in the Caribbean with Horizon Yacht Charters!

About the ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 508,000 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.

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