Sailing Virgins as a business is based in the British Virgin Islands. We opened our doors in 2016. Sailing-wise, we sail all over the Caribbean. We are a collective of sailors who met while working for the largest, most awesome sailing event company in the world, European Travel Ventures.
All our instructors are qualified with the Royal Yachting Association. Their instructor training is known to be the most rigorous of its kind in the world. We teach mainly to the globally-recognised NauticEd program, and as an affiliate also offer American Sailing Association (ASA) courses.
Philosophically we believe in positive energy. We think sailing is one of the coolest things that a family or group of friends can do together. Sailing to us is all about spreading this good energy! We teach in bite-size chunks. Rather than a few big lessons to “nail sailing”, we operate from the principal that sailing is ten thousand small lessons. The joy is when students “collect” those little lessons. We can set you up well to begin that journey.
Where We Sail
Our favourite cruising grounds are the Virgin Islands (British and US), Martinique and the Grenadines. These islands are scattered throughout the beautiful Eastern Caribbean; possibly the best place in the world to learn sailing.
The Virgin Islands are a sailor’s paradise: easy connections to St Thomas from major US hubs means you can visit them over a long weekend if time is tight.
Martinique is now serviced by Norwegian Air and can offer non-stop, low-cost flights from the Northeast (they fly from Providence, RI, an hour from Boston).
The Grenadines are further away and therefore less travelled. As such they provide empty beaches, friendly locals and fabulous sailing conditions for the more adventurous sailors.
Most of our students wish to become bareboat skippers in the fastest, most efficient way. They want to do this while having a great time in a warm climate! Makes sense really. Click here if you would like to read more about our Fast-Track Courses. Click here if you would like to be taken directly to the seven day Fast-Track for Bareboat Skipper course.