Virgin Islands Sailing Academy


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Virgin Islands Location, Classes, and Prices
Common Questions
Captained Charters
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Our Teaching Vessel
Learn to be captain of your own sailboat to American Sailing Association standards.
Why learn to sail at Virgin Islands Sailing Academy?
Virgin Islands Sailing Academy is based in the US Virgin Islands and operates as an American Sailing Association Affiliated sailing school since 2013. We teach and certify our students to ASA standards, and teach the entire series of ASA on the water classes, from beginner to ocean passage making standards. Classes are available at Virgin Islands Sailing Academy November - April to fit almost anyone's schedule.

All of our instructors are ASA certified sailing instructors and have both their US Coast Guard captainís license required in the US and BoatMaster license required in the BVI ensuring the finest instruction available.

Learn to sail on a 39 foot Pearson sloop rigged sailboat that is in superb condition, and equipped with the latest in electronics, and safety equipment.

Visit exotic destinations in Tortola, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and St. Thomas while taking beginner to intermediate level sailing classes. Visit St. Croix, Anegada, Vieques, and Culebra in advanced classes or in captained charters. Most of our sailing classes include sailing in St. Thomas, St. John, and the BVI. Why not experience all three rather than just the BVI.

All of our sailing classes are taught in a 3-9 day, live aboard approach, where students are totally immersed into learning to sail and cruise, and no hotels are required. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students with a maximum of five.

Enjoy just the right mix of education and fun that most students are looking for. Although our classes emphasize educational content, when the day is done you will likely find yourself in an exotic location with time to explore and kick back.

It costs less and is easier to start your sailing class in Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI rather than the BVI. Once you arrive in St. Thomas you can take a taxi to our teaching vessel instead of flying to Tortola or taking a ferry. Why go through the hassle of clearing in at the airport when you can clear in to the BVI on our teaching vessel as part of your class.

Students who come to Virgin Islands Sailing Academy learn from instructors with multiple perspectives. Virgin Islands Sailing Academy is part of Captain In You Sailing Schools, Inc. (Eastblished 2008) and operates as Delmarva Sailing School on the Chesapeake Bay from May-October with the same great sailboat and instructors. We also teach Ocean Passage Making as we move our teaching vessel in the fall and the spring, to and from St. Thomas and the Chesapeake Bay. Captain In You Sailing Schools, Inc. also operate Nockamixon Sailing School on a lake near Philadelphia giving us knowledge of smaller sailboats and lake sailing.

No other sailing school in the US or British Virgin Islands offers a wider selection of classes or possesses the experience of our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Streamline your sailing education with our internally developed sailing curriculum that has proven effective in helping students quickly learn the information required to gain ASA certification, and cruise safely on their own.

By choosing Virgin Islands Sailing Academy for your sailing education you can realize your dream of learning to sail. Our alumni charter sailboats in destinations all over the world, and many have purchased their own sailboat.
Virgin Islands Sailing Academy's fun sailing classes take place in the US, British, and Spanish Virgin Islands. We are an American Sailing Association Sailing School.
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This video was created by a student in an ASA101/103/104 class.
How to Sign Up?
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Due to Covid 19, we are closed for the November 2021-June, 2022 Season. We will return for the November 2022- May 2023 season. Thank you for your patience.