Caribbean Courses


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Maybe you are up for your next cruising adventure but can’t wait for summer. Or perhaps you are ready to be underway and under sail in one of the best cruising grounds on the planet, where the air is warm, the water is clear turquoise and the breeze is strong and steady. Either way, Courageous’s new cruising courses in the Caribbean have you covered.

Over three weeks, we will run three courses: two Bareboats  (5 days, 4 nights) and one Coastal Passage Making (7 days, 6 nights). The Bareboats will likely stay within the British Virgin Islands; Coastal Passage Making will branch out to the US Virgin Islands and include an extended passage. The curriculum is the same as courses run in Boston, but oh, how sweet it will be to cover the material in the Virgin Islands, instead.


In order to remove a leg of travel for students, we will be departing from St. Thomas for all courses, but still sailing over to the BVIs.  This move cuts down on the cost and time of traveling to the boat. The course will be run on a J/130 which is currently in Antigua getting prepped in the yard with a new bottom and updated rigging.  The course fee includes the cost of provisions for the week, along with dockage, moorings, and operational costs.  Transportation and pre-course accommodations are not included. US Sailing certification is available at both the Bareboat and Coastal Passage Making levels.

Things to note:

IMPORTANT: We must reach a minimum capacity of at least 3 participants per course. Please contact us following your course purchase before buying your flight so we can be sure we have reached capacity. Please feel free to contact Grant with any questions.

In the event that we reach capacity on our first bareboat course we may be able to open up a second week so please reach out to us with interest.


  • Basic Cruising or equivalent for the Caribbean Bareboat Course
  • Basic Cruising + Bareboat Cruising or equivalent for the Caribbean Coastal Passage Making course

Note: Students may enroll for Bareboat and Coastal Passage Making back to back.

Next steps and additional courses include: