FACT... WE LOVE QUESTIONS!

Why?

Why Go Sail Virgin Islands ?


We are the most experienced ASA sailing instructors in the area. Joining our sailing community brings it all together. Amazing experience with local hosts, we use newer boats and get the confidence you want to go sailing whenever, wherever with whomever. Host the sails!




Why ASA Classes ?


ASA has certified more than 476,000 sailing students. Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world use the ASA system. ASA membership represents about 85% of the viable, commercial sailing schools in the U.S. ASA is the standard for sailing education in the US and increasingly elsewhere in the world. ASA certification is recognized by major charter boat companies as well as other ASA facilities around the world. ASA has had a functioning, nationwide keelboat program since 1983. ASA is the only certifying organization which has adopted an instructor code of ethics.




Why the Virgin Islands ?


The Virgin Islands offer the best sailing conditions on the planet. Our recovery from IRMA and Maria is strong. Power has been restored, beaches and attractions have reopened, restaurants are serving up extraordinary dishes, and the Virgin Islands spirit is as warm and inviting as ever. Airlines and cruise lines have returned to our shores, and many hotels, bed and breakfasts and condominiums are available to overnight visitors even as our rebuilding work continues. The best way to continue help the Territory is to visit us! Also, please visit usviupdate.com or for more details. #USVIStillNice




Why our Captain/ ASA Sailing Instructors ?


Our specially trained advanced Instructors have been selected because they know the Virgin Islands and love it here. They are the best hosts for your trip because they introduce you to the local community. When we pull into port, we know the people, the area and the best places to eat and explore. BTW- They are also USCG Master Captains and ASA Sailing Certified Instructors, Insured, First Aid, CPR and STCW. All legally required.





Transportation

What is the week itinerary ?


Adventure awaits! The sailing adventure will be centered are three priorities. SAFETY, LEARNING, and FUN! We create a team plan. We want to schedule time for class skills, island hoping and beach time. We always consider wind and weather for safety and fun. Class will start at 12pm on the scheduled day of class start or after all the crew arrives. DAY 1 Boat orientation, crew meeting, menu planning, first sailing lesson, sail to overnight mooring location. DAY 2-6 Class begins at 8am, Sail to lunch location for snorkeling 1pm, sail to overnight mooring location 5pm, debrief, free time/test taking time and dinner. DAY 7 Class begins at 8am, Sail to the Marina, boat clean up and packing. 12 pm Departure.




What airport to fly into ?


For St Thomas departure (STT)- Cyril E. King International Airport St Thomas, USVI For St Croix departure (SJU) - Puerto Rico, San Juan and take a flight to Tortola (SJU-EIS) For Tortola departure (EIS) - Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Tortola, BVI




What is the ferry schedule from St Thomas to Tortola ?


Prices are around $110 pp, roundtrip is less. The best option is to take a ferry to Road Town, which drops you off a short taxi ride to the main marina for check-in. For a ferry schedule check out the website: http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/bviferry_sttCA_tortola.htm




What passport ?


US Virgin Islands do not require a passport because it is a US territory but we travel through customs to BVI. British Virgin Islands REQUIRES A PASSPORT!




What is included with a private lesson?


Your Captain/ ASA Sailing Instructor
Fully customizable itinerary.
Study guides, test and certificates upon successful completion of knowledge skills and 80% scores.
Extras not included, any meals ashore or instructor’s gratuity.





Do I need to bring...

A Passport?


US Virgin Islands do not require a passport because it is a US territory but we travel through customs to BVI. British Virgin Islands REQUIRES A PASSPORT!




Gloves?


Sure, but not manadory. Some of our students like the burn of the lines in there hands all day. We may call you mittens but you'll have those memories for a life time. :)




Beach towels?


Sure, but not nessary. We will provide beach towels if you like.




Snorkel gear?


We provide masks, snorkels and fins when you arrive. You can select your sizes. If you have your own please feel free to bring it along.




Pillows, blankets, sheets, towels, ect?


No, we provide all of those.




Cell phone, tablet, laptop charging adapter?


Most boats have a 110 plug or a direct USB connect to charge devices, for your cell phone, tablets and laptops. We need it too!




My textbooks?


Yes, and you should read them and do all the practice quizes before you arrive. Use your logbook as a study guide. Oh and bring your logbook also.




Pencils, paper, charting tools, learning charts, ect ?


No, we have all that for you.




Sunscreen, hat, and cool clothing, ect?


Yes! The sun is very intense. We try to find shade. If you want to spot a local look in the shade.




Shampoo, conditioner and soap?


Yes




Alcohol, mixers, beer or snacks?


Yes, we will proived drinking water.





How?

How do I book and pay ?


Pick your trip and book with our friendly staff either over the phone or online. 340 514 4315




How do I get my textbooks ?


You can find the course text books here https://store.asa.com/




How to get the ASA SAILING APP ?


ASA Sailing Challenge App download on any device.





What?

What ASA courses do we offer?


Prerequisites ASA 101, the next lesson to get you confidence. Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship. ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Prerequisites 103, Get your bareboat on. You are on your way. Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30′-45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland and coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring/ mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more. ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran Prerequisites 104, Cruising Catamaran are the growing yacht bareboats. You get more cabin space, headroom and a yacht to sail fast with comfort of living slow. Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45′ feet in length during a multi-day live aboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.




What's Included in a group class?


Your Captain/ ASA Sailing Instructor.
Fully customizable itinerary.
Drinking Water, all breakfasts, all lunches and 3 dinners aboard.
Double queen bunk private bathroom (head) and shower (warm fresh water), bunk, linens, towels Certificates upon successful completion of knowledge skills and 80% scores.




What is the week itinerary ?


Adventure awaits! The sailing adventure will be centered are three priorities. SAFETY, LEARNING, and FUN! We create a team plan! We want to schedule time for class skills, island hoping and beach time. We always consider wind and weather for safety and fun. Class will start at 2pm on the scheduled day of class start or after all the crew arrives. DAY 1 Boat orientation, crew meeting, menu planning, first sailing lesson, sail to overnight mooring location. DAY 2-6 Class begins at 8am, Sail to lunch location for snorkeling 1pm, sail to overnight mooring location 5pm, debrief, free time/test taking time and dinner. DAY 7 Class begins at 8am, Sail to the Marina, boat clean up and packing.




What would you suggest we bring ?


If you like, deck shoes, sailing gloves, light rain jacket, favorite snorkel mask and fins. Music we can dance to. Favorite coffee and/or specialty foods like gluten free pasta, special sweeteners.




What is the cost / pricing?


ASA 103/104/114 $2995 per person ASA 105/106/114 $2995 per person




What airport to fly into ?


For St Thomas departure (STT)- Cyril E. King International Airport St Thomas, USVI For St Croix departure (SJU) - Puerto Rico, San Juan and take a flight to Tortola (SJU-EIS) For Tortola departure (EIS) - Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport Tortola, BVI




What is the ferry schedule from St Thomas to Tortola ?


Prices are around $55 pp, roundtrip is less. The best option is to take a ferry to Road Town, which drops you off a short taxi ride to the main marina for check-in. For a ferry schedule check out the website: http://www.bestofbvi.com/info/bviferry_sttCA_tortola.htm




What passport ?


US Virgin Islands do not require a passport because it is a US territory but we travel through customs to BVI. British Virgin Islands REQUIRES A PASSPORT!




What cell service?


Cell service is usually best with At&t, verizon and tmobile are very limited. Once we cross to BVI cell towers international fees will apply. We recommend you get an international data plan that works with your needs.




What WIFI ?


WIFI is available at many of the ports we stop and sometimes on the boats in the BVI. NO Guarantees.




What accommodations do you recommend?


St Thomas: Emerald Beach Resort, Olga's Fancy Hotel, The Green Iguana Hotel, Windward Passage Hotel, or check Airbnb. It takes about 40 minutes to cross the island. Taxis are per person not per ride and cash only. Tortola: Some local Hotels in Roadtown are Maria’s by the Sea is walking distance from the ferry dock in Road Town, other alternatives are Fort Burt Hotel, Seaview Hotel.




What is included with a private lesson?


Your Captain/ ASA Sailing Instructor
Fully customizable itinerary.
Textbooks, study guides, test and certificates upon successful completion of knowledge skills and 80% scores.
Extras not included, Provsions, any meals ashore or instructor’s gratuity.




Can I Cancel?


Terms and Conditions.

  1. Your agreement/contract with Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC
  2. Changes to your course
  3. Cancellations
  4. Deposits
  5. Payment
  6. Refund Policy
  7. Legal Obligations
  8. Personal Legal documents
  9. Vessel details
  10. Acts of nature
  11. Conduct aboard school vessels
  12. Photography
  13. Passing or failing courses
  14. Complaints
  15. Insurance
  16. Disclaimer

1. Your agreement/contract with Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC

Your agreement/contract is with Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC. The following Terms and Conditions will be incorporated into every agreement between you and Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC. By making a payment you will be accepting the Terms & Conditions for all members of your party and you are therefore advised to read them carefully. The booking will become binding when your first payment is received by Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC.

2. Changes to your course

No changes will be allowed within 30 days to the agreement either date and/or type of a class booking once confirmed. The class booking will be nonrefundable 30 days before the class booking. You will be billed additional fess if more certifications are desired during the trip.

3. Cancellations

You may cancel your course at any time subject to the following penalties:

Any cancellations more than 60 days prior to this agreement/ contract has been committed to 10% of the payment collected plus the cost of textbooks, logbook, and shipping, if shipped.

Between 60 and 30 days before your course: 50% of the total course fee collected plus the cost of textbooks, logbook, and shipping, if shipped.

Less than 30 days before your course: The total payment collected.

Cancellations must be notified to us in writing by post or email. The penalties will be calculated from the date we receive your cancellation.

We may need to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances or natural events outside the control of Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC including but not limited to hurricanes and hurricane affected areas. No refunds will be issued but an alternative date will be offered. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.travelexinsurance.com/

We reserve the right to cancel a course at any time without reason. If we cancel without reason, we shall return all collected payments paid by you.

4. Deposits

A deposit of at least 50% of the total payment will be due at the time of commitment to secure your booking.

5. Payment

Final payments will be collected 30 days prior to departure date specified. Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC will process the fee 30 days if credit card was used, prior to the confirmed start date, as specified in the credit card authorization form or online. If payment was made with bank transfer, and the final payment has not been made within 30 days, Cancellation policy will go into effect.

6. Refund Policy

We recommend travel insurance, in all cases, any interrupted or shortened charter, any service not used by Student/ guest/charter, for any reason, is not refundable. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.travelexinsurance.com/

7. Legal Obligations

You are solely responsible for complying with all laws, regulations, orders, demands and requirements of the departure location. We shall not be liable in any way whatsoever to you in connection with obtaining necessary documents or complying with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements or instructions, whether given orally or in writing or otherwise, or for the consequences to you resulting from your failure to obtain such documents or to comply with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements or instructions. You should note in particular that no-one whose details are not registered on the crew list may be carried aboard. Please note also that you may not remove any items or antiquities from land, beach, or the seabed.

8. Legal Personal Documents

You are responsible for obtaining and must possess and have available for presentation as required all entry and exit, health and other documents required by laws, regulations, order, demands or requirements of the place where the course takes place at the departure location. We reserve the right to refuse to provide a course to anyone who has not complied with, or whose documents do not appear to comply with, such applicable laws, regulations, orders, demands or requirements.

9. Vessel details

Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC may alter the boat used for the class/charter to ensure the safety of yourself, other crew members and other water users.

Boats booked with a specific charter company or specific owner will be under the terms and conditions of the charter agreement with that company.

10. Acts of God, weather and forces of nature.

Weather happens. We will try to work with you; however, if weather conditions are the reason for postponement then an alternative date(s)/location(s) will be offered, where possible. An alternative date must be accepted within three months from the original date. We do not provide a refund where weather is the reason for postponement. Any reasonable increase in cost due to seasonal variations or change in sailing selection will be met by you.

We recommend travel insurance, in all cases, any interrupted or shortened charter, any service not used by Student/ guest/charter, for any reason, is not refundable. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.travelexinsurance.com/

11. Conduct aboard vessels

You will be removed from the vessel or measures will be taken at our discretion to prevent such conduct, if your conduct aboard the vessel is to endanger the vessel or any person or property on board or behave in a disorderly manner or in a manner to which other clients may reasonably object. You may be prosecuted by local authorities for offences committed on board the vessel or ashore.

You agree to abide by the orders of the Captain/Instructor in command of the vessel at all times. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate, without further notice, the sailing arrangements of any student/ guest/ charter who refuses to comply with the instructions or orders of the Captain contracted by Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC.

You accept responsibility for the proper conduct of yourself and any members of your party onboard the vessel or ashore, or whose behavior is likely to cause distress or danger to anyone. Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.

12. Photography

Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC Captain/ instructors and may take photographs for use in publicity material. If you have any objection to your image being used for this purpose, please inform Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC or the photographer.

13. Passing or failing courses

ASA certifications for each level of completion is a two-part assessment of skills and exam. All certifications are authorized by the Captain/ instructor who is instructing the class. Passing scores for the exam is 80/100 and skills is 100/100. You may always ask for more clarification on any skill or knowledge section and retake the assessment at during the class. If you are unable to complete each level of the assessment, you will not be certified for the next level. No refunds will be given for levels not completed, however if the uncompleted assessments are conducted during subsequent classes during a different time they will be granted without fees.

14. Complaints

We sincerely hope you will not have a cause for complain. Should you have a complaint about any aspect of our course or service, please make it known to your Instructor at the time. Any complaint will be taken very seriously. If you are still dissatisfied, please let us know in writing on the Feedback Form that you will be given at the end of the course. We take the quality of our service seriously and will do what we can to remedy the situation. If you have something on your mind now, please call Captain Genevieve Evans +1 (406) 207-2408. Or (340) 514-4315 Thanks!

15. Insurance

You are responsible for ensuring that you have travel insurance, which will cover any luggage, medical expenses and repatriation if necessary, and that this insurance covers you while sailing. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.travelexinsurance.com/

16. Disclaimer

Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC shall not be held liable for death, personal injury, loss or damage to property howsoever arising and therefore by signing the booking confirmation form, you hereby release, to the full extent permitted by state, law and equity, Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC, its employees and agents from all actual and contingent liability in respect of such personal injury, death, loss or damage.

Sailing Adventure Vacations, LLC reserves the right to interpret the terms and conditions as it sees fit, and to amend them at its discretion.





Cost

What is the cost / pricing?


ASA 103/104/114 $2995 per person ASA 105/106/114 $2995 per person





Communication

What cell service?


Cell service is usually best with At&t, verizon and tmobile are very limited. Once we cross to BVI cell towers international fees will apply. We recommend you get an international data plan that works with your needs.




What WIFI ?


WIFI is available at many of the ports we stop and sometimes on the boats in the BVI. NO Guarantees. Sometime the boat we are on is equiped with WIFI. Ask your Captain





Accommodations

What places to stay do you recommend?


St Thomas: Emerald Beach Resort, Olga's Fancy Hotel, The Green Iguana Hotel, Windward Passage Hotel, or check Airbnb. It takes about 40 minutes to cross the island. Taxis are per person not per ride and cash only. Tortola: Some local Hotels in Roadtown are Maria’s by the Sea is walking distance from the ferry dock in Road Town, other alternatives are Fort Burt Hotel, Seaview Hotel.





Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions.


Terms and Conditions.

  1. Your agreement/contract with Go Sail Partners, LLC
  2. Changes to your course
  3. Cancellations
  4. Deposits
  5. Payment
  6. Refund Policy
  7. Legal Obligations
  8. Personal Legal documents
  9. Vessel details
  10. Acts of nature
  11. Conduct aboard school vessels
  12. Photography
  13. Passing or failing courses
  14. Complaints
  15. Insurance
  16. Disclaimer

1. Your agreement/contract with Go Sail Partners, LLC

Your agreement/contract is with Go Sail Partners, LLC. The following Terms and Conditions will be incorporated into every agreement between you and Go Sail Partners, LLC. By making a payment you will be accepting the Terms & Conditions for all members of your party and you are therefore advised to read them carefully. The booking will become binding when your first payment is received by Go Sail Partners, LLC.

2. Changes to your course

No changes will be allowed within 30 days to the agreement either date and/or type of a class booking once confirmed. The class booking will be nonrefundable 30 days before the class booking. You will be billed additional fess if more certifications are desired during the trip.

3. Cancellations

You may cancel your course at any time subject to the following penalties:

Any cancellations more than 60 days prior to this agreement/ contract has been committed to 10% of the payment collected plus the cost of textbooks, logbook, and shipping, if shipped.

Between 60 and 30 days before your course: 50% of the total course fee collected plus the cost of textbooks, logbook, and shipping, if shipped.

Less than 30 days before your course: The total payment collected.

Cancellations must be notified to us in writing by post or email. The penalties will be calculated from the date we receive your cancellation.

We may need to cancel a course due to unforeseen circumstances or natural events outside the control of Go Sail Partners, LLC including but not limited to hurricanes and hurricane affected areas. No refunds will be issued but an alternative date will be offered. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.worldnomads.com

We reserve the right to cancel a course at any time without reason. If we cancel without reason, we shall return all collected payments paid by you.

4. Deposits

A deposit of at least 50% of the total payment will be due at the time of commitment to secure your booking.

5. Payment

Final payments will be collected 30 days prior to departure date specified. Go Sail Partners, LLC will process the fee 30 days if credit card was used, prior to the confirmed start date, as specified in the credit card authorization form or online. If payment was made with bank transfer, and the final payment has not been made within 30 days, Cancellation policy will go into effect.

6. Refund Policy

We recommend travel insurance, in all cases, any interrupted or shortened charter, any service not used by Student/ guest/charter, for any reason, is not refundable. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.worldnomads.com

7. Legal Obligations

You are solely responsible for complying with all laws, regulations, orders, demands and requirements of the departure location. We shall not be liable in any way whatsoever to you in connection with obtaining necessary documents or complying with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements or instructions, whether given orally or in writing or otherwise, or for the consequences to you resulting from your failure to obtain such documents or to comply with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements or instructions. You should note in particular that no-one whose details are not registered on the crew list may be carried aboard. Please note also that you may not remove any items or antiquities from land, beach, or the seabed.

8. Legal Personal Documents

You are responsible for obtaining and must possess and have available for presentation as required all entry and exit, health and other documents required by laws, regulations, order, demands or requirements of the place where the course takes place at the departure location. We reserve the right to refuse to provide a course to anyone who has not complied with, or whose documents do not appear to comply with, such applicable laws, regulations, orders, demands or requirements.

9. Vessel details

Go Sail Partners, LLC may alter the boat used for the class/charter to ensure the safety of yourself, other crew members and other water users.

Boats booked with a specific charter company or specific owner will be under the terms and conditions of the charter agreement with that company.

10. Acts of God, weather and forces of nature.

Weather happens. We will try to work with you; however, if weather conditions are the reason for postponement then an alternative date(s)/location(s) will be offered, where possible. An alternative date must be accepted within three months from the original date. We do not provide a refund where weather is the reason for postponement. Any reasonable increase in cost due to seasonal variations or change in sailing selection will be met by you.

We recommend travel insurance, in all cases, any interrupted or shortened charter, any service not used by Student/ guest/charter, for any reason, is not refundable. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.worldnomads.com

11. Conduct aboard vessels

You will be removed from the vessel or measures will be taken at our discretion to prevent such conduct, if your conduct aboard the vessel is to endanger the vessel or any person or property on board or behave in a disorderly manner or in a manner to which other clients may reasonably object. You may be prosecuted by local authorities for offences committed on board the vessel or ashore.

You agree to abide by the orders of the Captain/Instructor in command of the vessel at all times. We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate, without further notice, the sailing arrangements of any student/ guest/ charter who refuses to comply with the instructions or orders of the Captain contracted by Go Sail Partners, LLC.

You accept responsibility for the proper conduct of yourself and any members of your party onboard the vessel or ashore, or whose behavior is likely to cause distress or danger to anyone. Go Sail Partners, LLC shall not be liable for any extra costs incurred by you.

12. Photography

Go Sail Partners, LLC Captain/ instructors and may take photographs for use in publicity material. If you have any objection to your image being used for this purpose, please inform Go Sail Partners, LLC or the photographer.

13. Passing or failing courses

ASA certifications for each level of completion is a two-part assessment of skills and exam. All certifications are authorized by the Captain/ instructor who is instructing the class. Passing scores for the exam is 80/100 and skills is 100/100. You may always ask for more clarification on any skill or knowledge section and retake the assessment at during the class. If you are unable to complete each level of the assessment, you will not be certified for the next level. No refunds will be given for levels not completed, however if the uncompleted assessments are conducted during subsequent classes during a different time they will be granted without fees.

14. Complaints

We sincerely hope you will not have a cause for complain. Should you have a complaint about any aspect of our course or service, please make it known to your Instructor at the time. Any complaint will be taken very seriously. If you are still dissatisfied, please let us know in writing on the Feedback Form that you will be given at the end of the course. We take the quality of our service seriously and will do what we can to remedy the situation. If you have something on your mind now, please call Captain Genevieve Evans +1 (406) 207-2408. Or (340) 514-4315 Thanks!

15. Insurance

You are responsible for ensuring that you have travel insurance, which will cover any luggage, medical expenses and repatriation if necessary, and that this insurance covers you while sailing. A number of companies provide travel insurance, including some credit card companies. We are not affiliated with any of them, but one option is available here.
https://www.worldnomads.com





Go Sail Virgin Islands

Captain Genevieve Evans

info@gosailvi.com

+1 4062072408

Red hook Plaza Suite 201

St Thomas, USVI 00802