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PREPARING FOR YOUR COURSE

Checklist:

  1. Book your trip with Go Sail VI

  2. Book plane tickets

  3. Reserve a room for the night before departure.

  4. Budget and buy travel insurance.

  5. Email copy of your travel insurance to info@gosailvi.com

  6. Complete USVI Travel Portal 1 week ahead

  7. Pack swimsuit, hat, warm weather clothing. 

  8. Check FAQ page for all your questions and more.

Preparing for your course

Here are a few things to think about when you are preparing for your trip.

What is the typical sailing day like?

Adventure awaits!

The sailing adventure will be centered are three priorities. SAFETY, LEARNING, and FUN! We create a customized crew centered plan. We want to schedule time for class skills, sailing theory, island hoping, snorkeling and beach time. We always consider wind and weather for safety and fun.

The most dangerous thing to have on a boat is a schedule. We prefer to teach a predicable routine that optimizes enjoyment and safety for all.

  • Day 1 Class will start at 10 AM on the scheduled day of class start or after all the crew arrives.

  • DAY 1 Boat orientation at 10 AM, stateroom orientation, head (toilet) operation training, 11 AM crew meeting, and lunch. After lunch we start our first practical sailing lesson. We like to sail to overnight mooring location by 4 PM.

  • DAY 2-5 Breakfast at 7 AM, class begins at 8AM with 1 hour theory, test reviews, boat systems, and navigation, 9 AM sail to lunch location for snorkeling and rest. After the lunch stop we sail to overnight mooring location and arrive around 4 PM, The evening will consist of a debrief, free time, and dinner either aboard or ashore.

  • DAY 6 Class begins at 8am with a sail to the marina, boat clean up and packing. 10 AM Departure. We will help you arrange a taxi pick up.

USVI Travel Restrictions November 2021

As per USVI government protocol, all guests must complete the USVI Travel Screening Portal prior to travel to USVIs. If you have questions about this process, please contact us and we are happy to assist. 

Covid 19 Update

Greetings from Go Sail Virgin Islands. In light of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, we’d like to share a few updates with you. 

  1. Our captain and crew are fully vaccinated and have yet to contract the virus.

  2. As per USVI government protocol, all guests must complete the USVI Travel Screening Portal prior to travel to USVIs. If you have questions about this process, please contact us and we are happy to assist. 

  3. We STRONGLY encourage obtaining travel insurance that covers costs related to contracting covid-19. We do not refund or reschedule if you cannot travel. 

These are difficult times for the travel and tourism industry, and we are navigating them with diligence. We sincerely thank you for considering Go Sail Virgin Islands for your sailing adventure.

 
 

Travel Insurance

We STRONGLY encourage obtaining travel insurance that covers costs related to contracting covid-19. 

There are several companies that offer travel insurance. We have found this to be a good option.

https://www.worldnomads.com/

 

How to get to the US Virgin Islands? 

Typically you will get a flight to and from the St Thomas  (STT)- Cyril E. King International Airport St Thomas, USVI. 

Then take a taxi from the airport to Compass Point Marina. This about a 40 minute ride and will cost $15 per person and $2 per luggage.  All cab drivers are familiar with the location of Compass Point Marina.  Once you arrive at CPM, Please text the Captain you have been assigned to and they will meet you at the taxi drop off. 

How does hurricane weather play into the planning?

The weather is perfect in December through May in the Virgin Islands. This is why we book the bulk of our classes at this time. The easterly winds are 15-20 Knots, weather sunny 85, and dryer than hurricane months (June - October).

 
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