• A new type of sailing school

    World-class instruction meets
    full-on adventure.

  • Not your old
    boys’ club

    Sailing courses designed for
    today’s young professionals.

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  • Open to all experience levels

    Personalized courses for beginners to professional skippers.

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  • Experience Paradise

    Learn to sail in the Caribbean, one of the most beautiful places on earth.

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  • Island Adventure Courses

    Hike volcanoes and free-dive with turtles while earning your sailing certification.

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  • Highest Ranked School In The Caribbean

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Want to become a Skipper?

That’s probably why you’re here and it’s certainly why we’re here.  There are a few paths to becoming a skipper depending on your ultimate goal. Do you want to bareboat charter a yacht for a week during your holiday, sail your own yacht across the Atlantic, or make a living from being a professional skipper? Whatever the goal, we offer the path that has clear, blue water, warm temperatures, consistent breeze and a relaxed yet professional approach to sailing.  Sailing Virgins aims to take the stuffiness out of sailing.  We aim to bring the cool back into this awesome sport.

 

But don’t take our word for it…

Check out our 40+ 5-Star reviews on TripAdvisor and see why we are recognized as the top sailing school in the Virgin Islands.

why sail with sailing virgins?

four good reasons

Instructors

Instructors

We pull from a network of over 300 skippers from The Yacht Week and only select the best in terms of sailing competency, teaching ability and soft skills. We love our instructors and think you will too.

Location

Location

The British Virgin Islands are legendary for their consistent "Goldilocks" breeze - perfect conditions for sailing. Combine that with some of the top beaches in the world (according to TripAdvisor), and crystal clear waters to make for an incredible spot to learn how to sail.

Network

Network

Your Sailing Virgins experience shouldn’t end once your course is over. With a network of several hundred like-minded, adventurous young professionals, we have a network you can tap into for your next sail or bareboat charter adventure. (Ask about our sponsored alumni cruises)

Our Style

Our Style

Our instruction is chilled. We don’t shout. We allow our students to learn by doing and by making mistakes. We’re also not afraid to have fun at the same time with frequent trips ashore to the many great restaurants and nightlife in the BVI.

OUR COURSES

7 day Awesome Crew Course

7 day Awesome Crew Course

It’s great to have awesome crew. This entry level course takes students through the paces in one week of live-aboard sailing. This is a course where no prior sailing experience is required. Successfully completing this course will result in an ASA 101 & 103 certification to skipper a keelboat up to 35 feet length by day and can be the prerequisite to a Fast-Track Skipper course.

7 day Fast-Track Skipper Course

7 day Fast-Track Skipper Course

Our most popular course. Move from intermediate sailor to proficient cruising skipper. Successfully completing this course will result in an ASA 104 certification or NauticEd Bareboat Charter Master rank to skipper a keelboat up to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise.

7 day Advanced Fast-Track Course

7 day Advanced Fast-Track Course

Go deep with this intensive course that starts at bareboat skipper level and finishes with an exam to Advanced Coastal Cruising level. Successfully completing this course will result in an ASA 106 or NauticEd certification to skipper a keelboat up to 50 feet in length during a multi-day cruise in any conditions with a night sailing element.

Caribbean Island Adventure Course

Caribbean Island Adventure Course

Most courses run around bays in one location. This course will take you across the entire Caribbean island chain while you earn your Awesome Crew, Fast-Track Skipper or Advanced Coastal Cruising level certification. It combines world-class instruction with full-on adventure. There is nothing else like this course.

Itinerary

A day on the water...

  • Our Flagship:

    SV Libertas

    Libertas is a Beneteau First 40 racer/cruiser. The First range of Beneteaus are made in France and are legendary amongst sailors for their sailing performance.She's fully outfitted for a day cruise or multi-week passage. With 3 berths, a full saloon/galley and electric head, she can hold up to 8 passengers in comfort and style.

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    SV Libertas
Jeff C

Jeff C

Just finished the down island adventure! It was an incredible week of sailing. From the great instruction to timeless moments at sea / coming into port every aspect was refreshing and vitalizing. I would highly recommend Sailing Virgins for anyone interested from starting out to preparing to buy a boat and picking up final tips. Why not do it all in an enjoyable fashion? You'll pick up some of the most important and unnamed rules that are vital to sailing!

Melissa

If you had to sum up Sailing Virgins in a few words, which is not really possible, it would have to be along the lines of “A time in your life you will never forget!” I spent 2 weeks living on beautiful blue water on the SV Libertas, breathing salty warm air, and gaining all kinds of knowledge of the sailing world and it was most definitely a time I won’t forget.

Lena

While I was on travel in the Caribbean, the spontaneous opportunity came up to join this sailing school. Two friends of mine and I booked a trip for half a week. We had no experience at all and just jumped into to the fascinating world of sailing. I can highly recommend to book a trip with Sailing Virgins. You will feel so blessed while sailing with this excellent sailing school.