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Passage Offshore + Sailing School

Antigua to Martinique

American Sailing Association (103, 104)

PASSAGE OFFSHORE, A TRUE SAILING SCHOOL

Earn your ASA Skipper certifications during a 9-day passage sailing from Antigua to Martinique in the Leeward Caribbean Islands with a legendary skipper. This voyage will take you through the elements and you’ll walk away with an authentic experience as a true sailor. The course prepares you with hands-on practical knowledge designed to offer the confidence and experience to accelerate your sailing endeavors and elevate your sailing aspirations.

CABIN UPDATES

ONLY one cabin is available, single or double options.

Single Cabin: Full Price $4,950* per student | Shared Double-Occupancy Cabin: Full Price $4,390* per student [shared cabin or twin bunk cabin]

* All-Inclusive | room, board, 103 & 104 ASA material

SAILING SCHOOL CERTIFICATIONS
  • Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

  • Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104

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Dates

January 14th — 22nd 2023

9 days, 8 nights

Location

Passage Offshore + Sailing School
Sailing School

Price

$4950 Single Cabin

$7424 Double Cabin

Availability

1 Double Cabin

1 Single Cabin

Itinerary

Itinerary

This EPIC itinerary takes us cruising through five sovereign Caribbean island nations cruising over 250 nautical exploring some of the most remote and under-explored islands in the sea. From chart plotting, overnight passages, customs and immigration, students will experience true and authentic cruising.


English Harbour, Antigua -> Little Bay, Monserrat

Little Bay, Monserrat -> Iles Des Saintes, Guadaloupe

Iles Des Saintes, Guadaloupe -> Marie Galante, Guadaloupe

Marie Galante, Guadaloupe -> Portsmouth, Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica -> Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica -> Saint Pireet, Martinique

Saint Pireet, Martinique -> Le Marin, Martinique

Introduction

Sailing Collective's Passage Offshore program is proud to be working with American Sailing Association to offer ASA 103 and 104 certifications. This means that your experience gained has international recognition, and you are eligible for an IPC (international proficiency certificate), which is commonly accepted by charter companies as a qualification to captain your own cruising boat. Your next vacation could be with you at the helm!

Why learn the Sailing Collective way? We practice a style of sailing that has been honed over thousands of days at sea, an elixir of fun and adventure balanced by safe seamanship and relaxation. We teach the ways of passagemaking without losing sight of all of the wonderful reasons why we want to be out here in the first place.

The American Sailing Association (APA) curriculum has structured levels of sailing pedigrees that are examined through progressive certification courses. Students who learn to sail through the PASSAGE OFFSHORE program receive an ASA Logbook that lists the certification qualifications and records sailing experience. When your certification is successfully completed, your ASA Logbook is notarized by your ASA instructor any charter or vessel rental operator can view your credentials and level of competency.

The PASSAGE OFFSHORE program is geared toward students who have either completed the Basic Keelboat Sailing Standard (101, either through ASA, USSailing, or another comparable institution) or can test out of Basic Keelboat. Cruising experience and basic seamanship is essential in being able to complete the Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering Standards (103, 104).

Certifications

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered (inboard or outboard engine) keelboat of approximately 25 to 35 feet in length by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions. Knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation.


Details

Included

ASA qualified instructor captain • Room aboard vessel • Provisioning for all onboard meals excluding 6 meals ashore • Moorings & dockage • Fuel, water, ice • All ASA material including qualifying exams & exam materials • Vessel Insurance

Not included

Travel & flights • Customs & immigration • Ashore activities including any recreational tours, meals, and drinks • Gratuity

Meals

Unlike other Sailing Collective voyages, instructors & students will be preparing meals. Part of the Bareboat Charter ASA 104 requirements is voyage provisioning and preparation. We will be following the guided menu created by SC Culinary Director Flannery Klette-Kolten and a customized and unique Sailing Collective-style journey menu.

Travel

Arrival Airport: Antigua V. C. Bird International Airport

Departure Airport: Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport

FAQ

Q. What is ASA?

The American Sailing Association is a coalition of sailors, professional sailing instructors, sailing schools and charter companies promoting safe recreation in the United States with an internationally recognized certification education system.

Q. What are the advantages of certifications?

Internationally recognized credentials, quality educational materials, professional instructors, and targeted goals for each level of the program.

Q. What certifications will I earn during this course?

Basic Coastal Cruising [103], Bareboat Charter Certification [104]

Q. What are the Prerequisites?

Basic Keelboat [101] is required. If you have a sailing background but do not have your Basic Keelboat certification, please contact us to discuss qualifying exams.

Q. What is the deposit?

A 25% deposit is required. You can place your deposit by clicking on the BOOK NOW button at the top of the page.

Q. How much sailing will there be daily?

Depending on the coursework, there will be 5 to 8 hours of sailing each day. Certain days will cover less water to practice maneuvering and other activities such as anchoring, chart plotting, safety, and docking.

Q. Will there be downtime?

Yes, you bet! PASSAGE OFFSHORE is a course designed to explore the joys of sailing and a big part of that is rewarding yourself with the fruits of your labor. Whether it is a splendid beachside restaurant or rum shack, snorkeling, hiking, exploring a magnificent seaside village, or relaxing with a book aboard, there will be plenty of downtime from the educational curriculum.

Q. Who cooks?

We do! Unlike other Sailing Collective adventures, PASSAGE OFFSHORE teaches you how to provision and cook for a voyage. Together, we will go to the local markets and seek out quality ingredients to be prepared aboard. Recipes will be based on the guidebook provided by the Sailing Collective culinary director.

Q. How many students?

There will be 4 to 5 students per session with 1 instructor. We keep the student count to a minimum to maximize your time learning and hands-on experience.

Boats

Dufour 52

Dufour 52

The Dufour 52 combines the thrill of monohull sailing with the comfort and luxurious of catamaran living. The spacious Dufour 52 has four guest cabins and two crew bunks, with a beautiful lounge and plenty of outdoor living.

Antigua to Martinique

Sailing School

Dates

January 14th — 22nd 2023

Location

Sailing School

Only 2 Cabins Left

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