Earn your ASA Skipper certifications during a 6-day passage sailing from Grenada to St Vincent in the Windward 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.
Single Cabin: Full Price $3,990* per student | 4 cabins available | 1 student per cabin
* All-Inclusive | room, board, 103 ASA material
Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103) [ASA 101 pre-requisite]
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.
St. George's, Grenada -> Carriacou, Grenada
Carriacou, Grenada-> Tobago Cays, Grenadines
Canouan, Grenadines -> Mustique, Grenadines
Mustique, Grenadines -> Bequia, Grenadines
Bequia, Grenadines -> Kingstown, St. Vincent
Captain Nate Richter started sailing when he was a baby. He’s traveled the world at the helm of many big boats. After a few adventures (and misadventures) with his family, Nate attended maritime school and eventually landed his first job on the America’s Cup winning 12 meter race boat “Intrepid.” Then he moved onto sailing super yachts. After a grueling 6 year run on increasingly large sailboats, Nate took a year long break from the ocean to travel Asia. There he discovered new passions like eastern philosophy and motorcycles. Towards the end of his travels, he was offered a position running a youth sailing camp in New York’s Upper East Side and driving a charter sailboat around NY Harbor.
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.
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
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: Maurice Bishop International Airport - Grenada
Departure Airport: Argyle International Airport - St Vincent
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 
Basic Keelboat  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.
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.
A 25% deposit is required. You can place your deposit by clicking on the BOOK NOW button at the top of the page.
Yes, there will be 3 to 4 meals enjoyed ashore and you are expected to cover
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.
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.
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.
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.
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