I am at a crossroads. My friend and I both have our ASA
101 and would like to do either ASA
103/104 or the US sailing equivalent. We'd like to do this "live aboard" style down in the Caribbean
I'm looking at two schools: 1.) Steve & Doris Colgate's Offshore Sailing School
(US Sailing); and 2.) Horizon Yacht Charters (ASA). Both programs are 7 nights/8 days and would allow us to Bareboat Charter
is recognized as a leader in the industry and seems to put a lot of attention into their program including a final day of solo sailing. 1 instructor per 4 students on a 55 foot monohull
Horizon would be me chartering the yacht (likely a 33-40 foot Bavaria Monohull
- my choice) and hiring the instructor. Therefore, it's 1 instructor dedicated to the 2 of us. ~$3,300.
Originally I was leaning towards offshore given their reputation and longevity but that's a big enough price
difference to make me think twice.
Anyone have any experience with either school