7 days
Duration
Martinique
Location
Medium, Hard
Physicality

Our newest release, this 7-day fast-track performance catamaran course turns monohull skippers into Catamaran-endorsed skippers.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONMarina du Marin, Le Marin, Martinique
DEPARTURE TIMESunday July 1, 2018, 9:30 AM
RETURN TIMESaturday July 7 at noon
WEARComfortable athletic clothing, boating shoes, hat, rain jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Professional instructorMeals & drinks on board
On board accomodationsCertifications fees
NOT INCLUDED
Food & drinks off the boat
Instructor gratuity

Course Preperation

PREREQUISITESASA 104, NauticEd Bareboat, RYA Dayskipper or comparable sailing experience
ONLINE COURSE PREPERATIONAbout 10 hours, course material will be provided after booking your course.
INCLUDED CERTIFICATIONS
NauticEd – Catamaran Endorsement, or
ASA – 114

 

 

Additional information

MonthsJuly
1

Day 1 – Sunday 9.30AM

Arrive at Kokoarum Restaurant, Le Marin, Martinique to meet your fellow students and instructor. Le Marin is near to many AirBnB and HomeAway accommodation options. Once you have settled in, your instructor will conduct a safety briefing and take you through the course plan.  Shortly afterwards you will be on your way! A popular first stop is Grande Anse where you will be able to have a snorkel and enjoy a fantastic locally sourced dinner. Every day you will moor or anchor up for the night, finish the official course activities at around 5pm and either cook aboard or go ashore to have dinner.
2

Day 2 – Day 6

Wake up to the sounds of the sea. You will get your sea legs as your instructor continues to teach you going through the course syllabus. All the modules in the course outline will be covered. The instructor will take time with every student to make sure they have a good level of competency at the end of the week. The locations visited during the course can change on short notice due to weather and other conditions, but for your reference they will most likely include: Fort-de-France, Grande Anse, St Pierre, Le Marin, Anse Noir.  Students are encouraged to do their NauticEd course work before commencing the on-board component.
3

Day 7

On the last day we sail back to Le Marin. Once back ashore we will finish the course at the Kokoarum Restaurant. There will be a debrief with your instructor.

We can occasionally provide accommodation for the nights surrounding your course for an extra fee.  Contact us for options.

Martinique

Your catamaran is most likely a TS42. Occasionally it will be the larger TS50, but for the majority of the time it is the 42.

These are performance cats – faster than any cruising cat on the charter market. The TS series will happily sit on 12-15 knots in a decent breeze. Made by Marsaudon composites, the TS42 comes in at a weight of just 5.8 tonnes. When you compare this to the high performance Outremer 45 at 8.7t, you can see how this bad boy is able to take off like it does.

The designer of the TS42, Cristophe Barreau, is in fact the same designer as many Outremers and Catanas.

You can see the layout of the TS42 below:

ts42 layout

The interior is minimalist, and looks something like this:

interior-ts42

On the water she flies. Here are two shots of the TS42 under sail

ts42 performance catamaran stern ts42 performance catamaran bow

Thanks http://interestingsailboats.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-pogo-cat-ts-42.html for some of the images

ts42 performance catamaran course
ts42 performance catamaran course
ts42 performance catamaran bow
ts42 performance catamaran stern
interior-ts42
ts42 layout
ts42 performance cat