Fast Track Catamaran
7 nights (Sat - Sat)
ASA 101, 103, 104 & 114; or IYT
Each ASA level has a written exam with continuous practical assessment.
The Fast-track Live Aboard Bareboat Cruising course combines the ASA courses 101, 103 and 104 to become a certified skipper in a limited time frame. Successfully completing this course will result in an ASA certification to skipper catamaran up to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise.
Ever dreamed of learning to sail at an accelerated pace so that your next time out could be chartering a yacht as captain?
Students who complete this course often have some time on the water, but have no qualifications. The only prerequisite for completing the Fast-track Catamaran Cruising is that you study the course material before you arrive so that more time can be focused on the practical side of things.
This course is by far our most popular course as it quickly progresses novices and gives you experience of all aspects of sailing whilst sailing around the beautiful Virgin Islands.
Your first 2 days (Saturday & Sunday) are spent learning the basic keelboat element of your course using our fabulous IC24 keelboat. You start off in the classroom understanding the basics of how sails make boats move through the water and how, by adjusting the sails to suit the winds conditions, you are be able to optimise the way the boat moves through the water. After lunch you go out with your instructor to put your knowledge into practice. During these 2 days of keelboat training you will be sleeping onboard the catamaran on which you’ll spend the rest of the week.
On Monday morning your instructor for the rest of the week will meet you onboard and, after a safety brief about sailing catamarans, you set sail, heading off to different islands and snorkelling spots, stopping off each night in various anchorages whilst all the time learning and practicing new sailing techniques. Typically we circumnavigate the whole of Tortola visiting Cooper island, North Sound, Jost van Dyke, Norman island and the last night is usually at Peter island giving those who want, an opportunity to visit the famous Willy T floating bar. On the Saturday morning you return to base for the final debrief, graduation and your final goodbyes with, hopefully, your captain badge!