Looking for things to do on your Virgin Islands vacation? One of the most popular activities in the region is sailing! Whether you are new to sailing or coming to the Virgin Islands with plenty of sailing experience, these Virgin Islands ASA courses are fun for everyone!
What are Virgin Islands ASA courses?
Virgin Island ASA courses are sailing courses offered in the Virgin Islands and accredited by the American Sailing Association. These courses include both written exams and on-the-water practical exams. Getting certified is not only a testament to your sailing ability and commitment— it also opens doors, allowing you to charter boats around the world on your sailing adventures!
Which Virgin Islands ASA courses are best for beginners?
If you are new to sailing, ASA 101 is one of the best Virgin Islands ASA courses to begin with! This course, also known as basic keelboat sailing, will give you the skills needed to skipper a 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. During this course you’ll also learn a variety of sailing terms, parts of the sailboat, basic navigation rules and more.
Another option for beginner sailors looking to jump right into their new hobby is to take ASA 101, ASA 103, ASA 104, and ASA 114 together during a weeklong sailing trip with Go Sail Virgin Islands. Learn more about these classic and premium catamaran courses here.
Which Virgin Islands ASA courses are best for those with some sailing experience?
If you’ve already gotten your feet wet in the sailing world but don’t have any formal training experience, taking a weeklong classic or premium catamaran course is a fantastic way to put your skills to the test and learn new tricks from an experienced captain. The Virgin Islands ASA courses offered on a weeklong catamaran course include ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat Sailing), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104 (Bareboat Cruising), and ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran). With Go Sail Virgin Islands, these courses can be tailored to your needs. For example, if you’ve already taken ASA 101, you don’t have to retake these lessons on your trip. Learn more about the availability of these weeklong Virgin Island ASA courses and what you can expect on these trips here.
Which Virgin Islands ASA courses are best for experienced sailors?
If you’ve already taken the basic ASA courses or have years of sailing experience, there is still more to learn! Virgin Islands ASA courses include options for even the most experienced sailors to hone in on their skills. For example, ASA offers docking endorsements (ASA118), marine weather endorsements (ASA 119), and sailing reviews (ASA 111) to go over any skills you might have been getting rusty on! Contact Go Sail Virgin Islands to learn more about how we can help you reach new heights in your sailing journey.
Where can I sign up for Virgin Islands ASA courses?
You can see what Virgin Islands ASA courses are available in real time on the Go Sail Virgin Islands website. All courses come with transparent pricing and the ability to pay in full at the time of booking or pay just a deposit to secure your spot. Don’t see the specific course you are looking for? Reach out to us and we can work to create a Virgin Islands ASA course itinerary that meets your individual needs!