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About Go Sail Virgin Islands and the Crew

We are all Captains, Sailors, Leaders, Teachers, and Crewmates just having fun on the sea.

Welcome to Go Sail Virgin Islands

Hello,

I am Captain Genevieve Evans, I am the founder of Go Sail Virgin Islands and Go Sail Flathead Lake, an International USCG Master 50 Ton Captain and an American Sailing Master Instructor. 

I love sailing. It is my passion. I love the community, the culture, the yachts, and all the amazing friends I have made on my sailing journey. My favorite part is you just never stop learning. I have taught hundreds of people from every walk of life over the years and everyone has one thing in common. You have to start somewhere. I started on a 6 month live aboard cruise in the Bahamas with someone I barely knew and it was an adventure! I wish I could go back and gift myself these courses. 

I taught for other schools for about 10 years and I felt like the students did not get the communication support they needed up front. They did not have the tools to prepare adequately for the hands-on learning you need. The boats were not well maintained and the students would end up disappointed. I hated that, so I decided to start my own school. 

Our crew has developed a premier learn-to-sail hands-on ASA sailing course in the stunning Virgin Islands for those wanting to sail anywhere. We value our instructors and retain the best talent. We use professionally maintained yachts, new technology, and carefully crafeted communications to help prepare you for your course.

We foster connections in the sailing community. Your purpose, your goals, and helping to evolve your sailing journey is our mission.

– Captain Genevieve Evans, CEO

Premium Quality Yachts and Expert Instruction, combined with Preparation for Hands-on learning.

We are providing first class premium sailing instruction based on the American Sailing Association standards on learn to sail vacations in the Virgin Islands. At Go Sail Virgin Islands, we have very high standards for the quality of your experience.

  1. We only use boats that are well maintained with air conditioning, generators, and water makers.
  2. We only hire USCG Captains /ASA instructors with advanced experience sailing, teaching ASA courses, and local knowledge of the Virgin Islands and beyond.
  3. Communication and support through and beyond your ASA Bareboat Certification to Advanced Courses and Bareboat Charters.

Our policy is once your sail with us, you are our part of our crew forever. This means we are a constant resource through your sailing journey. We offer special discounts to ASA members when you a bareboat charter with us. Charter companies like to see the students have completed courses with Go Sail Virgin Islands because they know you are competent.

We want you to start your journey with confidence and the best knowledge you can get!

Meet our Captains & Crew!

We look forward to sailing with you. Our goals are prepare you for Bareboat Charter, Adventure, Explore, Build Your Confidence, Help You Gain Experience, Master the Sailing Skills and show you the BEST Sailing destination in the world. Be ready to plan your adventures and sail anywhere…

Captain JT Quinn

“I have sailed to every island in the Caribbean”

Captain JT first started sailing while living in New Zealand. He is an expert American Sailing instructor.  It is worth mentioning he has instructed over 60 ASA courses, to hundreds of students in the Virgin Islands. He is a kind patient knowledgeable Captain who is fun and excellent at snorkeling!  He brings not only years of cruising experience from the Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Spanish Virgin Islands, he has also spent time working on yachts all along the Atlantic Coast, Caribbean, and the Med.  He has crossed the Atlantic Ocean, sailed to every island in the Caribbean, and transited the Panama Canal.  Whether it’s long, open water passages or cruising the islands, JT loves to share his stories and knowledge about sailing. Check out his 5 star reviews on google.

JT holds a USCG license, RYA Yacht master, and is a certified ASA instructor.

2023 Outstanding American Sailing Instructor!

Captain Trevon Baker

“Everyone learns a great deal while having a great time!”

Trevon’s introduction to sailing was on Flathead Lake in Montana. He was asked by a client to come crew on a sailboat during a club race and was hooked on sailing from that moment on. Thirty years later, he continues to race, teaching new crew members every season. He has sailed the San Juan Islands, Mexico, Florida and the Virgin Islands. He is an expert American Sailing Instructor and as USCG Captain License, furthering his passion to share the sailing lifestyle. Previous clients have so appreciated his sailing knowledge and teaching style, citing that he is knowledgeable, patient, considerate, and encouraging. Not to mention his sense of humor and stories! Check out his 5 star reviews on google.

Captain Trevon holds a USCG Master 50 ton, sailing and towing endorsements with STCW and is a certified Advanced ASA instructor for 201/203/204/205/206/214/218

Captain Jalil Jacallen

“We’ll go where you want to, and do the things you’ve been dreaming of.”

Captain Jalil grew up in Alaska, the son of an engineer on ocean-going tugs and fishing vessels. Captain learned to sail in the Åbo archipelago in Finland while in grad school, and has been sailing his own boats ever since. In 2017 he retired early from software consulting and started sailing professionally right here in St Thomas, USVI. He is a USCG licensed captain (OUPV) and an ASA certified instructor 201/203/204/214. The Captain has made several off shore passages to share stories about. He is very knowledgeable about the local history and ecology, and loves to share sea time with fellow enthusiasts of wind, water, and wildlife.

Check out his 5 star reviews on google.

USCG Master Captain and Expert American Sailing Instructor.

CEO Go Sail Partners and American Sailing Master Instructor

Captain Genevieve Evans

“Salt is the cure for everything, sweat, tears, and the sea.”

Captain Genevieve is the founder of Go Sail Virgin Islands. As the lead instructor trainer for Go Sail VI, Evans trains the Captains to be expert instructors. Captain G feels that good sailing captains are good leaders with communication, understanding, empathy, planning, organizing, listening, and command of the situation.

There is no right and wrong in sailing, only a learning journey.

Captain G is originally from Montana. She has raced, taught, and sailed in Montana, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Martinique, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, and Belize on small and large cruising monohulls and catamarans for over a decade.

Captain Genevieve holds a 50 TON Near Costal USCG license and is an ASA Master Instructor with STCW II/3.

First Mate Stephanie

“I like help out wherever I can”

Stephanie grew up in the land of 10,000 Lakes AKA,  Minnesota. Her summers were spent boating, swimming, fishing, or catching sun rays at the beach with friends. She has always loved being on or near the water, it’s her “happy place”.  Now she lives in Montana near Flathead Lake and spends her summers sailboat racing with her better half, on their J24 “Sisu”.  She was introduced to sailing a few years ago when Trevon said “Let’s race in the Montana Cup Regatta” She received a crash course in sailing and racing that weekend and has been enjoying it ever since.  After spending time in the Virgin Islands, she’s hooked! She looks forward to every charter as an exciting new adventure to explore the islands and make new friends.

Captain Barry White

“I love meeting new sailors and not only teaching them but learning from their experiences.”

I have lived in the Midwest all my life, from city to rural.  It wasn’t until I started dating my soon to be wife that her brother took us waterskiing on a little lake in Topeka that I found my joy of being on the lake!  I’m married with three kids who are all out of the house as of recently. Our weeknights and weekends have been spent out on the boat with the kids.  Five years ago, a good friend of mine invited me out on his sailboat and I was all in! Coming from a construction background, the mechanics of working with the boat however the wind will allow is amazing!  I’ve been sailing the lakes of the Midwest and the cruising waters of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean acquiring ASA certifications.  I particularly enjoy seeing the joy that sailing brings others as they find new adventures.

Captain Barry holds a USCG license and is a certified ASA instructor.

We sincerely hope you will join us for an amazing adventure.

Excellent Reviews of our Virgin Island American Sailing Courses and Vacations! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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ABSOLUTELY PERFECT ADVENTURE!

I had an amazing week of sailing and exploring the US Virgin Islands with Go Sail Virgin Islands and Captain Genevieve Evans. First and foremost, Captain G is a wonderful and knowledgeable teacher. She thoroughly explained concepts and maneuvers, demonstrating them as well, and then gave us the opportunity to practice throughout the week. She was extremely patient and helped to build my confidence behind the helm tremendously. Additionally, she knows the best spots on each island and made the trip not just about learning and growing as a sailor, but also enjoying time away. I will never forget this trip- if you have the opportunity to learn with Go Sail and Captain G, you won’t regret it. Thanks again Captain G for an absolutely perfect adventure!

– Sara V | Google
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The whole experience did not disappoint

The whole experience did not disappoint—truly a wonderful life memory. The boat was in nice condition and served us well. Captain J T Quinn was absolutely fantastic at teaching us and was so easy to have around. And doubled as a tour guide. We would recommend it to anyone.

– Matt B | Google
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Sail VI premium ASA course!

We took the week live aboard sailing lessons for ASA 101,103,104,114 and it was awesome. Sailed around USVI. Our instructor JT was thorough and a pleasure to be with. Thank you for an awesome experience. Already booked our next sailing excursion as a skipper!

– Stephanie B | Trip Advisor
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Just spent a week with Capt. Genevieve navigating around the USVI, a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. Her teaching style a perfect mix of coaching and hands-on, building my ability and confidence with each passing day. Completed ASA Sailing Certifications 101 103 104 114, such that I’ll look forward to returning next season to charter a boat with my family. We also visited their favorite moorages, snorkeling sites, and places to go ashore for food and fun. Even better, they both provide great hospitality with tasty food, a comfortable boat, and good company.

– Larry C | Google
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EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION!

My family and I sailed with Captain JT Quinn, who provided excellent instruction and is just an all-around good guy. While I went through the hands-on ASA instructions for 101, 103, 104, and 114, my family was able to enjoy cruising around the USVI and BVI. Every afternoon, we would anchor or moor in a bay where we would swim, snorkel, paddle board, and relax for the evening. I was nervous after reading the 4 books and preparing but JT made it really comfortable and easy to learn. He's very knowledgeable and answered every question I had. We shared stories and a lot of laughs. He and Go Sail VI aren't just teaching people to sail, they are cultivating a community of sailors. That's what it's all about in the end — knowing how to

– Tom G. | Google
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SO REWARDING!

I can’t believe how much we learned while sailing with Captain G and Trevon! They explained everything so well and really helped us understand the art of sailing. We now feel confident to bareboat our own charter soon! This was definitely the way to earn our sailing experience.

– Ashley S | Trip Advisor
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Phenomenal Experience!

Our week-long catamaran sailing instruction for ASA 106, 114 and 118 certifications was phenomenal! We chartered a week-long monohull instruction for our ASA 101, 103 and 104 certifications in Florida a year prior. There was no comparison with our Go Sail Virgin Islands live aboard experience far exceeding our expectations. Sweet & Salty, the 44' cat, was spacious, clean and well provisioned. Trevon is an exceptional instructor. He has a depth of knowledge and experience, was patient and tailored his coaching to our individual needs. Thanks for the learnings, experience and memories! Shirley, Eric and Jeff

– Shirley E. | Trip Advisor