Our newest release, this 7-day fast-track performance monohull course turns monohull skippers into fine-tuned sailors. Training happens on a legendary Pogo 12.5. All prices are per person.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Marina du Marin, Le Marin, Martinique|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Sunday at 9:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Saturday at 12 midday|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, boating shoes, hat, rain jacket and sunscreen|
|PREREQUISITES||ASA 104, NauticEd Bareboat, RYA Dayskipper or comparable sailing experience is recommended although not required|
|ONLINE COURSE PREPARATION||About 10 hours, course material will be provided after booking your course.|
Who is a Performance Course for?
We started our school with the belief that people under 50 want a sailing experience that is more athletic, more exhilarating than your typical cruising course. Our strong growth last year and perfect five star ratings on Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook suggests we’re onto something. Here is a bit more about us.
This course follows our guiding principle, that sailing is one of the coolest, most exhilarating, athletic things you can do. Sailing courses are often held on tired old cruising boats. We have a Pogo. This thing is fast. Designed by Finot-Conq, the Pogo 12.5 is the boy-racer of monohulls. 15 or more knots is to be expected on a week with typical Caribbean trade winds.
How many people can go on a course?
On this boat we can take five students. We have a senior instructor for the week, making sure everyone gets both boat and instructor time.
What are the instructors like?
Your instructor makes or breaks a sailing course. Ours are the best in the market. If you are older, wanting someone to take things a bit slow, and keep the music down, our instructors would not be right for you. We are happy to recommend some more suitable schools if that’s the case.
To be a Sailing Virgins instructor you need to have at least two seasons as a lead skipper for The Yacht Week in the Med and Caribbean, plus have at least a couple of ocean crossings under the belt. These guys can sail like nobody’s business. And they can get on with anyone and everyone.
Catamarans or Monohulls?
We like them both. The spoiler here is that it’s not about the boat so much as the crew. Nevertheless they have their pros and cons. While cats are normally faster, a Pogo will beat all but the fastest cats (one of the few who can beat it is the TS42, which we sail in our Performance Cat Course). We cover the difference in more detail here.
I still need convincing. Why Sailing Virgins?
To see if we are a fit for each other, check this page.
|Months||February, March, April, May, June, July|
Day 1 – Sunday 9.30AM
Day 2 – Day 6
We can occasionally provide accommodation for the nights surrounding your course for an extra fee. Contact us for options.
More information on the Pogo 12.5 can be found here.