This 7-day fast-track Tahiti Catamaran Course combines world-class sailing instruction with an unparalleled level of comfort.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||‘Uturoa, Raiatea Island, Tahiti, French Polynesia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Thursday 7 February, 2019, after midday|
|RETURN TIME||Thursday 14 February, 2019, before midday|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, boating shoes, hat, rain jacket and sunscreen|
|PREREQUISITES||No prior sailing experience required|
|ONLINE COURSE PREPARATION||About 20 hours, course material will be provided after booking your course.|
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers for them:
Tell me more about the Sailing Virgins instructors
A sailing academy is only as good as its instructors. Therefore we have the highest standards in the world. To be a Sailing Virgins instructor, as well as requiring certification to Royal Yachting Association standards (which are widely known to be the best in the world), a candidate also needs to have the following:
- At least two ocean crossings
- At least two seasons as skipper/lead skipper/instructor for The Yacht Week
For more information about Sailing Virgins instructors, check out our instructor page here.
How does a Tahiti Catamaran Course differ from a Premium Catamaran Course and the Intermediate Course?
Until we created the Premium Catamaran Course, the Intermediate Catamaran Course was the best in the industry. We one-upped ourselves with this Premium Catamaran Course. Now, the Tahiti Catamaran Course combines features of the two, keeping the price low and the service level high. Here’s a comparison of the original courses:
|Boat Age||>10 years||<5 years||<2 years|
|Boat Build||South African/
|Food & Wine||Basic||Normal||Premium|
The Tahiti Catamaran Course combines the Premium with the Intermediate Catamaran Courses. A new boat, coupled with premium food & wine, two senior instructors, and a full-time photographer, makes for a whole new way to learn how to sail.
Should I choose a Catamaran or a Monohull?
It depends what you are after. Catamarans are more comfortable, and generally faster and more stable. However if you like the visceral feeling of the boat heeling (tipping over) and like pointing upwind, you can’t beat a monohull. We have written more about this on our Catamaran versus Monohull page.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Further questions? Email us.
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2019 Lagoon 52 Catamaran
Your catamaran is a 2019 model Lagoon 52 or its nearest equivalent. Designed and built in France, the Lagoon 52 provides excellent sailing and on-board comfort.
The catamaran includes:
- 6 cabins
- Sleeps 14
- Bed linens
- 6 heads
- Central galley area
- Swim platforms
The layout of the Lagoon 52 six-cabin is shown below:
Typical cabins look like this:
The Lagoon 52 with guests swimming