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Sail Navigation Class in the British Virgin Islands


This classroom-based seminar can be taken as a stand-alone training or in conjunction with the Sailing in the British Virgin Islands alumni trip. The curriculum focuses on ISPA standards and Coastal Navigation certification. Topics include collision regulations, aids to navigation, and extensive chart work. Successful participants will have the skills to navigate watercraft in coastal regions using charts, compasses, and electronic navigation aids.

Full Coastal Navigation certification requires significant pre-trip study, focus during the class and small group and hands-on practice. Participants will stay in area hotels during the class and are responsible for their meals and lodging. There will be time in the evenings for relaxation, camardarie and exploration of the area.


Sail Navigation Class in the British Virgin Islands
Dates: March 10-12, 2013
Duration: 3 days
Cost: $475 - this is tuition/instruction and textbooks only. Lodging and meals on your own.
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Course start/end: Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty- weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult"— higher numbers mean more challenge.)


This is a classroom-based seminar.

Fly in/out: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Additional Information:

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Signing Up
A $200 per person non-refundable deposit is required for enrollment on all alumni trips. If you would like to sign up or have questions just give us a call at 1-800-332-4280 or email at

Haven't you always wanted to learn to sail? Photo: Kevin Kerr
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