Barefoot Offshore Sailing School is pleased to announce the first-ever course on barefoot navigation, the use of no-tech and low-tech techniques for wayfinding at sea. Designed by author and veteran sailor Jack Lagan exclusively for BOSS the course will be suitable for beginners as well as ASA- or RSA-qualified navigators. The Barefoot Navigation course will consist of two parts: downloadable materials for pre-study; and one week of practical tuition on board a 40-50 foot vessel (dependant on class size) in the tropical waters of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Welcome to Barefoot Offshore Sailing School!
The Basic Learn-’N-Cruise
The Basic Learn-’N-Cruise (LNC) covers the ASA 101, 103 and 104 certifications, the 104 being recognised by charter companies around the world as a Captain’s Licence. We run the courses every week of the year – and up to 5 at the same time. We’re the most active and longest-established ASA sailing school in the south-eastern Caribbean.
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School is the longest-established sailing school in the Windward Islands and has operated for more than 20 years. It’s also the most active ASA (American Sailing Association) sailing school in this part of the world.
We’re pretty experienced (our parent company, Barefoot Yacht Charters, has been here for nearly 35 years), and we operate in one of the most beautiful cruising grounds in the world, St Vincent & The Grenadines. The sailing ground is as attractive to well-seasoned sailors as it is to complete novices.
Our Instructors are chosen not only for their professional sailing skills, but also because they’re folks who are good company and can get on with folks of all ages and from all walks of life.
“Mr. Pratley, Thank you for reaching out to me. I would very much agree that I received a great deal of value for my dollar in terms of my experience with Barefoot Charters. My interactions with the staff and instructors were pleasant, and I feel very comfortable recommending Barefoot to my family and friends.
“I would like to commend you for running an excellent school with top-notch instructor Richie Britton. Jeannie and I have different learning styles and Richie was perfect at working through both styles. He made a tremendous impact to our learning experiences” – Beneteau 463,
“Finn was absolutely fantastic. He balanced training for our skill set and brought together 5 crew/strangers and was able to train us all for our very specific needs and skill sets. Heals left us with a need to do more. I have had many training classes, Finn was by far the best trainer I have ever had.”
“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
“Joel was great, perfect to learn from. His instruction is clear and helpful.”
“The value of the course and learning was amazing and far better quality than expected. Finn’s experience and way of sharing made the course what it was.”
“The Instructor rocked! The course was fantastic. We had enough time both for fun and learning” – Robert & Lindsay Hall, Catamaran,
“Joel was fabulous a great instructor.”