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 (RFP), French Polynesia|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Saturday 3pm|
|RETURN TIME||Saturday 9am|
|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 for instructor selection. 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, our Intermediate Catamaran Course was the best in the industry. Now, the Tahiti Catamaran Course combines features of the two, making for a super-social, world-class sailing course in paradise. 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, and 1-2 senior instructors (depending on student numbers), 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.
|Months||February, June, July|
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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
2020 Bali 4.1 Catamaran
The Bali 4.1 is a new catamaran, perfectly suited to cruising the waters of French Polynesia.