BVI's to Antigua Sail with RYA Coastal Skipper

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Glorious of sun, sea, sailing and relaxation. Throw in the opportunity to work towards your RYA Coastal Skipper, add a cocktail or two and you have a perfect holiday. It beats sailing in the rain!

 

 

 

What the Girls Had to Say

"I had a fantastic time, most memorable and intend to book next year as soon as 2014 is on the calendar!!" Tanya 2013

 Starts: 10am at  Nanny Cay Marina, Nanny Cay, British Virgin Islands

About The Event

Stunning sunshine, white beaches, brilliant blue seas and the time to sit back and take it in. This adventure enables all standard of sailor the opportunity to learn/improve their skills whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Caribbean season. The islands we explore are all totally different in terms of culture, terrain, entertainment, even language!

Enjoy this journey through the islands, and even get the chance to swim in the ocean- you never know our dolphin friends may pop up to say hi! 

The passages are suited to undertaking the Coastal Skipper Course Completion certificate. Should you wish to undertake this trip then the details can be found here

Either way, the passage is a downwind passage and should be very nice even though there are a good few miles to cover. There will be one  long passage - the first one leaving BVI where we may get up very early to get to one of the nearest Islands SE of the BVI . The plan will be to do the majority of the miles on these first 2 legs and then we can slow the pace down a little.

Once we have made the long passages, we will be able to sit back, relax and maybe enjoy a cool cocktail or 2. Snorkel, swim and take full advantage of the many beautiful bays and anchorages on the islands we visit.

There are an average of 380 miles to sail which averages 40 miles a day or approximately 5-6 hours sailing each day - less if we do 2 longer days

The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

About  British Virgin Islands

The BVIs are the perfect destination, whether you're after romance, rejuvenation or adventure. A beautiful, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest, are sure to indulge every taste. Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals and authentic culture impress even the most well-travelled of individuals and make for a holiday with lasting memories.

Stunning Antigua - where the rich and famous gather for some yacht worshipping. We have seen and met kings here - keep your eyes peeled for Beyonce and other stars on your arrival amongst the many mega yachts moored here! It's a very laid back island, flat with some great dining, wonderful beaches and almost perfect sailing conditions. The breeze is up most days coupled with great sunshine. There are lots of places to visit - although on our adventurous  week - there may not be a huge amount of time to do anything other than the itinerary.

Read more in the Evening Standard Article from 2015 

Additional Information

What's included?

  • Exclusive yacht
  • Professional RYA qualified skipper
  • Starter food pack
  • A beautiful rum punch welcome
  • FUN! FUN! FUN! In the Sun! 

Whats not included?

  • Airport transfers/flights
  • Alcohol/evening meal
  • Insurance – personal
  • Mooring fees
  • Customs entry and departure fees

 

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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