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Old 18-03-2015, 08:15   #1
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Sunsail Charters/training?

Unfortunately, Horizon BVI is closed Aug 20-Oct1, our vacay dates. Looked into Sunsail for bareboat charter/school. Anyone know about them? Offshore/Moorings too $. Thank you for your time.


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Re: Sunsail Charters/training?

Sunsail/Moorings is one of the larger charter companies with bases all over the world. They've been running a sailing school in the BVI for a long time. Probably not the cheapest that you'll find, but it's a pretty fair bet that you'll good training on a well-equipped boat at a reasonable price.

I have chartered with Sunsail several times and have never been disappointed.
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Re: Sunsail Charters/training?

Can't comment on the sailing school, but I have also chartered several times with Sunsail in the BVI and have been very pleased both times. As noted above, Sunsail/Moorings is one of the largest charter companies around the world...they tend to be a little more expensive than other, mid-tier, charter companies, but I have never had any issues with the boats...and the service is decent. The charter base in Tortola is pretty nice (compared to what I've heard from other company bases). I would expect their sailing school to quite good as well...
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Unfortunately, Horizon BVI is closed Aug 20-Oct1, our vacay dates. Looked into Sunsail for bareboat charter/school. Anyone know about them? Offshore/Moorings too $. Thank you for your time.
Wow! My wife and I did the Sunsail BVI sailing school. It was really good. A lot of work (even for me, and I like to think I knew a bit about sailing before the classes). We thought our instructor was the best teacher we've had, ever, for anything.. really did well with a mix of personalities on the boat. It was my wife and I, and 4 other students, plus the instructor. We lived on a 47' monohull for 6 nights, 7 days, if I remember correctly, and did ASA 101,103,104. I think we both tested out of the 101 though.
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Re: Sunsail Charters/training?

Thank you so much for taking the time to write; we truly appreciate it!


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Re: Sunsail Charters/training?

We can help you out down in the southern Caribbean! We work with Sunsail and The Moorings in Grenada and St. Lucia. Take a look at our website and let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Sunsail Charters/training?

You might want to add trip insurance, in case a tropical storm looms up.
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We are based in the BVI and can definitely help you with this, you can read our reviews here Tortola Sailing School (British Virgin Islands): Hours, Address, Boat Tour Reviews - TripAdvisor
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