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Old 01-07-2014, 10:39   #1
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Sailing Classes in Caribbean

Hi All,
New here and to the sailing world. I was wondering if anyone has an opinion on sailing classes in the Caribbean/South Florida? I am planning on taking a course this winter and have been looking at the Blue Water company. Specifically a course out of St. Thomas in January. I have limited sailing experience, but am looking to become a cruiser within 5 years. I plan on taking a couple trips per year to the Caribbean and South Florida to gain as much hands on experience as possible. I will also be sailing on a lake nearby on small boats.
Thanks for any information you can share.
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Old 01-07-2014, 14:08   #2
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Re: Sailing Classes in Caribbean

Hi Marty,
"Barefoot" sailing courses in the Grenadines will be warmer than Florida in January. Beautiful islands; friendly people. Good place for scuba too.
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Thanks Ed. I will look into the Grenadines.

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Re: Sailing Classes in Caribbean

There are several schools in the USVI and BVI, I can recommend Rob Swain Sailing in the BVI - they offer ASA courses and can also hook you up with a charter boat after successful course completion.
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Re: Sailing Classes in Caribbean

Here's another recommendation for Rob Swain Sailing School out of Nanny Cay at Tortola. My wife and I where just there last month for a combo ASA 103/104 class and it was excellent. Highly recommended!
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