For sailing school
you should probably come down to Grenada
and sail with us - but if you can't make it down... I would recommend talking to Matt at Sunsail in Tortolla if you are interested in getting your ASA certifications. Matt is a great guy and runs a good program.
For getting your crew certs, check with Rob Alport at "The Captain's School" in St. Thomas. They do STCW Basic Safety
Training and US Captains Licensing. That should allow you to run trips originating in the USVI. For the BVI
- I think that a RYA yachtmaster certification
would be what you would need. There are a lot of tricky regulations
between the USVI and BVI
. I'm not sure of all the ins and outs there.
If you decide to go the RYA route
, there is no need to get your ASA certifications other than that it might help you build your knowledge and experience. Unfortunately - I am not familiar with any of the RYA schools up there.
Feel free to contact me if I can help you with any sail training questions.