Course Information Page

Each level has its own course information page. This page describes common questions that all students: beginner, intermediate and advanced, may have.

What makes Sailing Virgins different?

Sailing Virgins is the only sailing school in the world that solely looks after people in their 20s to athletic 40s. Focusing on this market changes the entire experience. We offer world-class instruction, adventure, and a relaxed vibe with other like-minded instructors and students to make for one of the best holidays you’ll ever have. Here is another page documenting what makes us different.

Will I enjoy the week of sailing?

We have a perfect, 5-star rating on TripAdvisor across over 100 reviews. Our students walk away with not only learning how to sail a yacht on their own, but also an unforgettable experience.

Here are some quotes from our students:

“Sailing Virgins is absolutely the most rewarding Sailing experience/vacation ever.”

Nick T

“Don’t try any other company. I don’t see how it could get better. Best part was learning how to sail in a laidback environment. LOVED IT!”

Emily J

“A sailing school, yes, but Sailing Virgins truly is an adventure. Having taken other sailing courses and skippered my own yachts I went in wanting to learn something new, and was totally blown away.”


Where do I sleep on the boat?

Where people sleep is figured out on the first day. It is never a problem – people who do this are adventurous souls, and work things out easily. Couples sleep in the same cabin, and singles either share cabins or spread out and sleep separately. Or, during the summer, some people even elect to sleep up top. Here is more information about the fleet.

If I come solo is that OK?

About half of the students we teach come on their own. The other half is a mix of two and three-person groups. So yes, coming solo is fine. By the way, four-person groups automatically get their own private course.

Where do we start?

In the British Virgin Islands, we normally start at the Village Cay Hotel cafe at 9:30am on Sunday morning. In Croatia we meet at the Kastela Marina at 3pm on the Saturday. If there are any changes to these locations, we will let you know beforehand.

How many students are on the course?

We normally stick to 4-5 students on a course. This number gives people enough time to be sailing the boat, yet is enough to get a bit of teamwork going on the sailing itself.

What is the ratio of guys to girls?

It changes from week to week, but on average we have a mix of about 40% girls, 60% guys.

How long does the course go for?

Most of our courses are 7-day fast track courses. In the Caribbean (including British Virgin Islands and Island Adventure Courses), courses start on Sunday morning and finish on Saturday at midday. In Croatia, courses go from Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning.

What sort of boat do we sail?

The boats we sail are typically late-model French-made boats. They have three or four double cabins, and usually one or two singles in the central area (aka “saloon”)