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.
Vessel: Dufour 52’ monohull
Single Cabin: Full Price $4,950* per student
Shared Double-Occupancy Cabin: Full Price $4,390* per student
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)
Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104
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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, Guadeloupe -> Portsmouth, Dominica
Portsmouth, Dominica -> Roseau, Dominica
Roseau, Dominica -> Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Jamie grew up just outside landlocked London although this didn't stop him from finding his way to the water. He started racing dinghies at eight years old and turned his hobby into a job at thirteen as a sailing instructor throughout his youth. whilst at university studying mechanical engineering he progressed to a Commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and spent the summers skippering throughout the Mediterranean. After a year of office life working in the tech sector Jamie chose to swap the desk for the waves and became full time yacht crew. Captaining SY Solitaire a 75ft sloop on charter for season, multiple stints on superyachts and ocean crossings. He has amassed in excess of 15000 miles at sea. He is a keen skier and enjoys anything out on the water or outside.
Sailing Collective's Passage Offshore program is proud to be working with American Sailing Association to offer ASA 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 (ASA) 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.
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
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.
Internationally recognized credentials, quality educational materials, professional instructors, and targeted goals for each level of the program.
Basic Coastal Cruising , Bareboat Charter Certification 
Basic Keelboat  is required. If you have a sailing background but do not have your Basic Keelboat certification, please contact us to discuss qualifying exams.
A 25% deposit is required. You can place your deposit by clicking on the BOOK NOW button at the top of the page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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