There are a lot of ways to sail, we focus on passage making. Passage making is more than just sailing the boat; on passage, a sailor knows what is around them and how to navigate safely through it. Wind and weather, tide and shoals, boat systems, and nuanced things like crew dynamics and decision-making tactics are all in the curriculum.
By studying passage making underway, we combine theory and practical learning to give you a jump start on the lifelong quest of good seamanship. Every hour logged at sea and every conversation with a fellow sailor builds seamanship, its a thing you never stop learning, but you don’t have to stumble through the crucial first steps! Gain real-world knowledge by getting underway with world-class instructors who will guide you on your Passage Offshore.
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104
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
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).
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.
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.
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
Travel & flights • Customs & immigration • Ashore activities including any recreational tours, meals, and drinks • Gratuity
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.
Arrival Airport: Antigua V. C. Bird International Airport
Departure Airport: Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport
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