Learn to Sail
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.
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:
- Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (#101)
- Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (#103)
- Bareboat Chartering Standard (#104)
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.