British Virgin Islands, Caribbean, St. Martin Sailing

Northern Breezes Sailing School offers you an opportunity to do many different learning adventures as well as sail just for fun while participating at your chosen level. Earn the certification of your choice in one week in paradise. We offer everything from Basic Keelboat through Advanced Coastal Cruising including "Big Catamaran" Cruising Multihull.  We also offer adventures which require no sailing experience, but welcome your participation, such as our fun and adventurous flotillas. We even have a Sail & Dive option. You can sail as individuals, couples or as a family in which you have the whole boat! All of this in the world's most perfect winter cruising grounds - the British Virgin Islands.

As you learn and practice navigation, docking, anchoring and skippering skills we will stop in such places as The Baths to explore a beach of house-size boulders like none you've seen anywhere else; snorkel or dive the fabulous Wreck of the Rhone featured in the movie, The Deep; visit snorkel spots such as The Caves of Norman Island, setting for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. We will sail amongst giant sea turtles and dolphins, and enjoy idyllic palm-fringed beaches from the island of Jost Van Dyke to the tiny, perfect white sand islands of Sandy Cay and Green Cay.

You will return home with a tan, fantastic photos, lifelong memories, and bareboat charter skipper certification so that your next trip to the islands can be as skipper of your own chartered yacht.
Basic Keelboat/Basic Coastal Cruising/Bareboat Charter
Basic Keelboat (101), Basic Cruising (103) and Bareboat Charter (104) are taught on our 40'-45' cruising auxiliary sailboats as a liveaboard course. Course fee includes course materials - ASA textbooks, class notes and ASA Certifications.
Advanced Coastal Cruising
Advanced Coastal Cruising participants arrive in the Caribbean on the first day which is a travel day. Sleep aboard your yacht on the first night! Navigational assignments will have been assigned in advance. Precise itinerary is somewhat weather dependent.
Cruising Catamaran
This is an advanced cruising course for sailors with cruising experience. Graduates are certified to act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. Students will learn all aspects of skippering a cruising catamaran.
Flotilla Sailing
Most skippers are recent graduates who like the idea of having an experienced sailing instructor on a nearby boat. Often a quick review of anchoring or reefing techniques, the navigation for the day and boat systems is most of our involvement. Chartering a flotilla boat as skipper with your own crew is less expensive than chartering independent of the flotilla because of our special arrangements with the charter company.
Sail & Dive Adventure
Join us for our sail and dive option. You dive off our big, beautiful catamaran! Forget about the big dive-boat crowds, you are with a small group of divers. When you're done diving . . . sail and enjoy this beautiful boat and all the unique places it can take you.

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