Learn to Sail USVI
Learn to sail vacations: Did you know you could learn to sail on La Grande Bellezza whilst enjoying a holiday in the sun? Our Learn to Sail vacations with our partner are underpinned by their status as an American Sailing Association certified facility. First-class tuition is available on first-class yachts in one of the most idyllic cruising grounds in the world.
On your Learn to sail vacation you will set sail the USVI, 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. 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 in the USVI 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…
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 La Grande Bellezza 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)
You can also watch some video tips from the ASA here.
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! Anytime is perfect to enjoy learning to sail in the USVI!
The American Sailing Association Official App is available for Android!