For graduates of the US SAILING Basic Keelboat course, this advanced level Learn to Sail Vacation incorporates both the Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certification courses. By the end of this 5 day learning vacation, you will be qualified to sail boats up to 45 feet in length. You will be living aboard a Beneteau 40 or Catalina 42 MkII if you schedule your vacation out of San Diego, or a Beneteau 40 if you schedule out of Long Beach. The first two days of your trip consist of the Basic Cruising course aboard boats 27 – 35′ in length. The second two days include the Bareboat Cruising course on your liveaboard yacht. On the third day of your vacation, you will sail over to one of many destinations in San Diego or to Catalina Island if you take the course in Long Beach. Upon arriving at your destination, you will complete the written exam and the instructor will depart, leaving you to stay overnight at your guest slip or mooring if you choose to do so. The last day of the trip is yours to sail back our marina on your own! This vacation is priced for 2 students and may be scheduled on a Monday – Friday according to your availability.
Monday & Tuesday
Basic Cruising instruction aboard 29′-33′ boats.
Wednesday & Thursday
Bareboat Cruising instruction aboard your liveaboard yacht. Wednesday includes an overnight at your guest slip or anchorage in San Diego or a mooring in Avalon harbor in Catalina.
*You may elect to stay in Avalon harbor Thursday night as well but would then be responsible for mooring fees that night*
Your day to practice your new skills and sail back to the marina by 5:00pm on your own!