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The yachts we use for training are part of the Navigator fleet of our sister company, Barefoot Yachts Charters Most weeks of the year we have more than one course happening at a time. We normally allocate instructors and yachts to specific courses about 7-10 days in advance of the course start date, based on […]
Mediterranean – Trans-Atlantic Sailing Adventure, Fall 2022 Join us for a sailing adventure of a lifetime, on a passage from Croatia in the Mediterranean to St. Vincent in the southern Caribbean. Three legs are available: Split Croatia to Mallorca, Spain via Sicily (Oct 20-31, 2022) Mallorca to Madeira via Gibraltar (Nov 2-12, 2022) Madeira to […]
Former sailing school students, and now close friends Dave and Regina share an account of their first cruise in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) publishes a regularly updated BOSS Orientation Guide which addresses the following topics: Table of Contents Welcome The Players St. Vincent and the Grenadines Overview of ASA and Sail Canada certification standards Preparing for your Barefoot Offshore Sailing School course Travelling to SVG and what happens on arrival (including Covid requirements) Your […]
While many Barefoot Offshore Sailing School participants come with some sailing experience, others arrive with little or no experience as crew or helmperson on a sailboat. We welcome people with any experience level. Whatever experience and skills you arrive with, you are guaranteed to leave with more! Many guests who sign up for our Basic […]
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School is one of the few schools in the world, and the only one in the Caribbean, that offers both ASA and Sail Canada certifications. Participants in our courses often ask: what’s the difference between Sail Canada courses and American Sailing Association (ASA) courses? Is there an advantage to one system over […]
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School offers a “mentored charter”. This helps graduates of our sailing courses make the transition to sole responsibility as skipper of a chartered boat. What is a mentored charter? In a mentored charter, the charter skipper agrees to shadow one of our sailing course boats during their initial charter. The BOSS Instructor […]
In addition to our normal scheduled ASA and Sail Canada courses, Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) offers the option of a “private course”. What is a private course? In a private course, a guest charters and provisions a vessel from the fleet of our sister company, Barefoot Yacht Charters. There is an additional fee for a […]
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School welcomes couples to join our courses. For couples who plan to cruise together, it is important that both partners are confident sailing the boat. I frequently invite sailing couples to consider the question: which partner is more likely to fall off the boat? Contrary to what some people think initially, the […]