This 7-day fast-track Premium Catamaran Course combines world-class sailing instruction with an unparalleled level of comfort. Learn about our premium course options here.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Village Cay, Road Town, Tortola, BVI|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Sunday 9:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Saturday at noon|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, boating shoes, hat, rain jacket and sunscreen|
|PREREQUISITES||ASA 104, NauticEd Bareboat, RYA Dayskipper or comparable sailing experience needed for ASA 114 / Catamaran endorsement|
|ONLINE COURSE PREPARATION||About 20-40 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 Premium Catamaran Course differ from the Intermediate Course?
Until we created the Premium Catamaran Course, the Intermediate Catamaran Course was the best in the industry. We’ve just one-upped ourselves with this Premium Catamaran Course. Here’s a comparison:
|Boat Age||>10 years||<5 years||<2 years|
|Boat Build||South African/
|Food & Wine||Basic||Normal||Premium|
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.
Tell me more about Sailing in the Caribbean
We have written a page addressing five of the most common questions we get asked about sailing in the Caribbean. You can check that here.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No. Everything we do is online, from the Terms & Conditions to our Crew Forms to our Waiver. We like to keep things as simple as possible for you (and us)!
Further questions? Email us.
|Months||January, February, March, April, May, November, December|
Day 1 – Sunday 9.30AM
Day 2 – Day 6
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2018 Lagoon 42 Catamaran
Your catamaran is a 2018 model Lagoon 42 or its nearest equivalent. Designed and built in France, the Lagoon 42 provides excellent sailing and on-board comfort.
The catamaran includes:
- 4 cabins
- Bed linens
- 2-4 heads
- Central galley area
- Swim platforms
The layout of the Lagoon 42 four-cabin is shown below:
Typical cabins look like this:
The Lagoon 42 under way (images Lagoon and Nicolas Claris):