Virgin Island Sailing School Launches a New 47-Foot Catamaran for 6-Day Live Aboard All-Inclusive Sailing Classes

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Week long tropical sailing courses, with ASA certified instructors, provides an experience of a lifetime aboard an “island hopping” classroom.

For many people, sailing a boat in the tropics is a definite “Bucket List” item. While others dream even bigger -- leaving the rat race completely and exploring the world in their own way. 2011 season starts March 12, 2011 with the launch of the new 47-foot luxury catamaran.

Virgin Island Sailing School now offers week long courses that gives small boat and non-sailors the experience of that dream. V.I. Sailing School’s week long, live aboard sailing classes emphasizes safety, boat operation and longer term cruising considerations on a self contained, ocean going sailing catamaran.

Originating from their home port on St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., the Sailing School cruises through the Caribbean’s famed British Virgin Islands on their 47 foot Leopard Catamaran.). This luxury cruising yacht is the successor to the widely popular Leopard 45 (Cruising World Magazine’s former charter boat of the year) has a full galley, air conditioning, plenty of class room space, and each student (or couple) has their own private cabin with queen size bed, shower and head.

The one week live aboard classes, travel to a new anchorage or Caribbean islands everyday. Learning onboard allows you to immediately practice and apply each lesson. Afternoons and evenings are your time; snorkel, hike, sample local night-life, or just relax in you private cabin with a book.
You will master the ability to be your own captain. Whether day sailing, chartering your own boat with family and friends, or building upon your new knowledge to go anywhere and enjoy the endless adventure of it all. V.I. Sailing is your first step in becoming a confident, safety conscience sailor. We are serious about making it fun – and learning to sail in the warm waters of the Caribbean makes the dream come true!

About Virgin Island Sailing School

Virgin Island Sailing School operates in the Virgin Islands with sailing lessons running from November through July. V.I. Sailing School’s mission is to promote the adventure and lifestyle of sailing through our philosophy that learning is an adventure and should be both enriching as well as fun.

V.I. Sailing School instructor-captains are all U.S. Coast Guard ASA certified. They are all veteran sailing captains and certified in coastal cruising, bareboat chartering, cruising catamaran and coastal navigation, on both large cruising catamarans and monohulls.

Special discount pricing and packages are available for the March 12, 2011 season –starter sailing course while space is available. Call 516-847-2454 or email info(at)virginislandsailingschool(dot)com for more information.

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