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What to bring for a Virgin Islands ASA Certification Course

What to bring Virgin islands

Unsure what you need to bring for a Virgin Islands ASA certification course? This list will make sure you are fully prepared before your adventure begins:

1.The Essentials

Many of the things you’ll want to bring to your Virgin Islands ASA certification course are the same things you’d want to bring on any other, similar length vacation in paradise. That includes packing a swimsuit, shorts, t-shirts, underwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, toiletries, and a rain jacket. You’ll want to avoid packing 100% cotton clothing though. Cotton gets wet, sticky, and uncomfortable. Instead, opt for quick dry clothing. 

2. Sailing Specific Gear

While most of your packing for a Virgin Islands ASA certification course will be the same as a beach vacation, there are a few differences. For one, you’ll want to bring a pair of deck shoes (non-slip, non-marking, and closed toe) and maybe even consider a pair of sailing gloves. Additionally, seasickness medications are always worth having on hand, even if you don’t have a history of motion sickness. Finally, we also ask that you bring a red light headlamp along. It can take awhile for your vision to adjust at night and red light eases this adjustment. 

3. The Fun Stuff 

Your Virgin Islands ASA certification course is going to be a blast! However, bringing additional gear can make your trip that much more fun. No Need to bring your own snorkel gear. The Virgin Islands has a variety of beautiful aquatic wildlife that you’ll  want to get a good look at while you are in the water! Additionally, a bluetooth speaker and downloaded music are a fantastic combination to keep the fun rolling after dinner or while you study. Make sure to stop at the store on the way to the boat for booze, beer and snacks!

4. Leave the Rest to Go Sail VI

Don’t stress too much about what to pack for your Virgin Islands ASA certification course. All Go Sail VI courses come with textbooks, food, cooking supplies, and safety gear. If there is anything you forget or wish you would have brought along, your Go Sail VI captain can help you get the things you need before you set sail. As long as you come excited to learn, everything else will quickly fall into place!   

Find more information about booking your Virgin Islands ASA certification course here.