Bareboat Chartering 104: Sailing Lessons

Dream of chartering a sailing yacht in exotic locations? Plan on purchasing your own larger sailboat for live-aboard or retirement sailing? If so, these are the sailing classes for you! Join us as we live-aboard a 40 to 50 ft cruising yacht in the British Virgin Islands or Florida and teach you the sailing skills needed to charter your own bareboat and safely cruise the world’s best sailing waters. These comprehensive lessons are designed to give you the sailing skills required by charter boat companies and can be tailored to fit your schedule and sailing vacation requirements.

Sailing Class Curriculum Includes:

  • Planning and Provisioning – What should you bring and what should the charter company provide plus inside tips on how to save money. Checklists for all aspects of the sailboat and crew as well as customs and immigration documents.
  • Big Boat Systems – Learn about electrical and fuel systems, marine heads, VHF radios and how to trouble shoot a diesel engine aboard a sailboat.
  • Sailing Navigation – Learn how to plot a course and calculate for wind and current to safely arrive at your destination. NOAA charts.
  • Seamanship – Build the confidence necessary for a safe and rewarding experience. Know when, where and how to anchor with confidence. Gain the knowledge required to handle emergencies like a pro.

American Sailing Association

 Included in the sailing lessons:

  • Bareboat Cruising Made Easy – The official American Sailing Association textbook for Bareboat Chartering 104.
  • Bareboat Charter workbook.
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

Sailing Classes are offered as the following options:

  • 3 day week-end class in South Carolina or Florida. Call or email for pricing and availabilty.
  • Sailing lessons can be scheduled privately and can be included with Coastal Cruising 103 in South Carolina, Florida or the Virgin Islands. Call for pricing.

*104 Bareboat Cruising certifications are all custom designed for your party. Cruise and Learn vacations are a great way to get these certifications. Let your family enjoy the vacation while you cruise and learn! Contact us for details and options.