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Sailing Story: Rocky Seelbach and Dana Hallin

High school brought Rocky and Dana together when they were young. However, sailing became a major factor in bringing them back together 44 years later.    “We went on a hike and he pointed down to Lake Pend Oreille Lake,” Dana said about their first time meeting up in Idaho after all those years.   …

The Ultimate Guide to Couples Cruising in the Virgin Islands

Sailing on your own is fun but sailing with your significant other can take your love of sailing (and potential of your partner) to all new heights! This guide to couples cruising in the Virgin Islands will help you to book the sailing trip of a lifetime with your special someone.  1. Consider Both of…

Thanksgiving at Sea

The Basics The boat: Vayu, a 50’ FP Helia  Crew: Captain Trevon (instructor)   ASA Students: Dodi, John, Christian, Thibaud Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic KeelBoat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) Day 1: Swapping Stories This crew came to Go Sail Virgin Islands with a variety of boating…

6 Most Romantic Dates Ideas in the Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands is one of the most romantic spots you can take your special someone! However, these fun date ideas in the Virgin Islands are sure to keep the romance alive each and every day of your trip. Pick one or try out them all!  1. Savor a Candlelit Dinner on a Sailboat Take…

Sailing Stories 2023: A Year in Review

2023 was a year full of amazing sailing stories for Go Sail Virgin Islands! Take a look back at some of the best moments and take-aways of the sailing year in the Virgin Islands according to our students’ reviews on Google and Tripadvisor: The Beginning of Many New Sailing Stories  Go Sail Virgin Islands saw…

5 Ways Sailing Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Oftentimes sailing with your mate is much more fun than sailing alone! Sailing with your spouse can also be a great way to strengthen an already healthy relationship. Here’s 5 ways sailing with your husband, wife, or significant other can help you strengthen your relationship and support each other’s strengths: 1. Sharing Experiences and Hobbies…

One Trip, Two Boats

The Basics The boat: Sweet & Salty, a 2018 FP Helia 44’  and Vayu, a FP Helia 50’  Crew: Captain Trevon (instructor)   ASA Students: Alan, Becky, Anthony, Ethan  Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic KeelBoat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) Day 1: Fast Friends Captain Trevon and Go…

Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for World Travelers

World travelers can be difficult to gift shop for. It may seem like they’ve gone everywhere and done everything already! So how do you impress a world traveler with your Valentine’s day gifts? Blow them out of the water with one of these awesome Valentine’s gift ideas for world travelers!  1. A Cruising Couple’s Catamaran…

Sailing Story: Cynthia Forsch

Not all sailing stories are individual experiences— many are intertwined with another person’s journey to becoming a sailor. That is certainly the case for Cynthia Forsch, Captain Genevieve’s mom.   “My first big sail was when Genevieve was working in Belize and she invited several family members [on a sailing trip],” Cynthia said. “We rented the…

Bareboating in the British Virgin Islands

You’ve completed your ASA courses and you feel confident enough to charter a boat on your own! So what’s next? We recommend bareboating in the British Virgin Islands! Here’s what makes bareboating in Tortola and beyond such a fantastic sailing experience and what you need to do to ensure your bareboat trip is a success:…

Ever-Changing Conditions

The Basics The boat: Sweet & Salty, a 2018 FP Helia 44’  Crew: Captain Trevon (instructor)   ASA Students: Kristi, “Starboard” Mark, Lana, “MarkO”, Tina M. Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic KeelBoat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) Day 1: Feels Like Home A crew of six eager sailors…

What is Bareboat Sailing?

If you are starting to dabble in the sailing world, you’ve probably heard the word “bareboat” thrown around. So what exactly is bareboat chartering ?  What Is Bareboat Sailing? Bareboat sailing is the term used to describe sailing a rented boat without a hired captain or crew. Going bareboating essentially means you are choosing to…