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Passage Offshore + Sailing School

Antigua to Martinique

American Sailing Association (103, 104)


Earn your ASA Skipper certifications during a 8-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.

Itinerary: Antigua, Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Dominica, Martinique

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)

Embarkation*: 9:00 am Sunday, November 5th [Jolly Harbour, Antigua]

Disembarkation**: 6:00 pm Sunday, November 12th [La Marin, Martinqiue]

* Students are welcome to assist with the check-in process with the instructor at 5:00 pm Saturday, November 4th

** Students are welcome to sleep-aboard on Sunday, November 12th


November 5th — 12th 2023

8 days, 7 nights


Passage Offshore + Sailing School
Sailing School


0 Double Cabin

0 Single Cabin


$4950 Single Cabin price per cabin

$7424 Double Cabin price per cabin



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, passage making, customs and immigration, students will experience true and authentic cruising.

Optional Itinerary*

English Harbour, Antigua -> Guadaloupe

Iles Des Saintes, Guadaloupe -> Marie Galante, Guadaloupe

Marie Galante, Guadeloupe -> Portsmouth, Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica -> Roseau, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica -> Martinique


Jon Bickford

Jon Bickford


A native to Maine and unabashed thalassophile, Jon has worked on the water for over 12 years and has sailed over 15,000 miles. On land he has walked the width and breadth of two nations and has lived in cities from New York to Honolulu to Bangkok. While solo journeys have incredible value, for him, it is the communal expeditions in outdoor settings that have defined Jon’s time in the wilderness as they provide the rare combination of camaraderie and growth that only can be known through group adventure. He holds a USCG masters license, and has participated in international competitions on traditional 18th century wooden Bantry Bay Gigs, canoed Alaska's Inside Passage rain forest, and operated a marine research vessel for Cornell University. When not on the move, he enjoys living in small island communities off the New England coast.


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.


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 qualified instructor captain • Room aboard vessel • Provisioning for all onboard meals excluding 3-6 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


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


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]

Q. What are the Prerequisites?

Basic Keelboat [101] is required. If you have completed Basic Keelboat from another reputable sailing school certifier [US Sailing or similar], you are able to take the ASA 101 Qualifier Exam. Please contract us if you have additional questions.

Q. Should I study the ASA material prior to the start of the course?

YES! You are expected to read through the sailing text books and familier with the information prior to the start of the course. The more knowledge you have the better equipped you will be to implement the knowledge during the course.

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. Will there be meals ashore?

Yes, there will be 3 to 4 meals enjoyed ashore and you are expected to cover

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?

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. Please be prepared to bring two to three of your favorate recipes to prepare. The instructor will facilitate the provisioning.

Q. How many students?

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

Q. Gratuity

Not only is your captain your educational instructor, but he is also providing high levels of hospitality. It is customary in the yachting industry to offer gratuity to your crew. 10% of your ticket price is a standard amount.


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


November 5th — 12th 2023


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