Located in St Vincent and the Grenadines, our cruising grounds are the Grenadine Islands. Our live-aboard courses start on St Vincent and visit the many Grenadine islands before returning to St Vincent at the end of the trip.
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) is the longest-established (more than 20 years) and most active American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing school in the south-eastern Caribbean. We run the courses every week of the year – and several each week. They are hands-on, live-aboard courses, in one of the most beautiful sailing grounds in the world, St Vincent & The Grenadines, and are great not only for novices wanting to learn to sail, but also to experienced sailors looking for formal, internationally-recognised certifications.
We offer both monohull and catamaran courses , with prices from $ 1,599 for a week, including your own cabin on a fully-equipped yacht, the Instructor, and food for most meals.
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BAREFOOT OFFSHORE SAILING SCHOOL is the only American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing school in St Vincent & The Grenadines, and is the longest-established (more than 20 years) and most active ASA school in the south-eastern Caribbean.
The company, a subsidiary of Barefoot Yacht Charters, is owned and run by folks who have been sailing and living here for more than 3 generations, and this gives us the unusual advantages of insight and local knowledge that most charter companies, no matter how experienced, simply cannot offer.
BAREFOOT OFFSHORE SAILING SCHOOL offers the following levels of certification
ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 104 – Bareboat Cruising
ASA 105 – Coastal Navigation
ASA 106 – Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 114 – Cruising Catamaran
What others say about us
“The Instructor rocked! The course was fantastic. We had enough time both for fun and learning”
Robert & Lindsay Hall, Catamaran, April 2017
“Fabulous week – great fun on the sea, discovering islands, whilst learning to sail with great company! Highly recommended! Many thanks to the team!
Michael Depping, Monohull, April 2017
The cruise track was great, the lessons were very useful and the fellow crew/students will be good friends going forward. The layout of the course was perfect – we learned all the skills necessary for our certification with the ever helpful Instructor and there was enough downtime for us to see the beautiful Grenadine Islands. Cheers!
It was a generous trip because all food was provided for (bar 3 meals we had onshore) and there was an all-inclusive feel to the trip, which was an excellent value. It was a great place to make friends, put worries behind and explore a whole new world of sailing. Thank you for a wonderful week!
We had a fantastic time. Couldn’t believe that we could learn so much, in such a beautiful part of the World, for the price. Fantastic!
Extremely pleased with the entire experience, we learned a great deal and had a terrific time in the process!