VSC214 Bareboat Cruising Catamaran

2018 Dates: Dec 7-14 BVI/

2019  DATES:   Sept. 9-19  Corfu, Greece / Dec 6-13 British Virgin Islands /

Vancouver Sailing Club

Course Overview

Learn-to-Sail & Cruise adventure aboard a Lagoon 42, R&C Leopard 40 or Bavaria Open40 CRUISING CATAMARAN in the Caribbean's British Virgin Islands! Successful completion of both self-paced internet based pre- course study and on-the-water cruising sessions will provide NauticEd internationally recognized qualifications for Bareboat Charter sailing vacations and yacht ownership.


Completion or concurrent enrolment in VSC103, VSC203, VSC204


Interior of our catamaran when sailing the caribbean

Sleeping accommodations on board our caribbean catamaran

  • Internationally recognized NauticEdtTMCoastal Skipper + Bareboat Charter Master + Cruising Catamaran Clinic instruction and Certification
  • NauticED eLearning pre-course study
    • safety requirements
    • Sail Planning
    • Provisioning
  • Maneuvering a Catamaran
    • Detailed Check-Out
    • Getting underway and motoring exercise with dual engines
    • Docking in close quarters, effective use of spring lines
    • mooring and anchoring
  • Sailing a Catamaran
    • Hulls, sails and forces on them
    • Points of sail on a catamaran
    • Tacking a catamaran
    • Gybing a catamaran
    • Reefing and heavy weather
    • handling emergencies
  • 7 Days / 7 Nights aboard 12meter (40 ft) Catamaran, fresh linens and towels
  • VSC Crew Shirts (2) and sailing cap
  • Deluxe provisioning including healthy breakfast and lunch aboard, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Snorkel, mask and fins

Island destinations when chartering our catamaran in the BVIs

Learning to sail at the VSC is rewarding:

  • CONFIDENT, RESPONSIBLE and PREPARED is our mutual goal- focus is on competence and safety in the context of  F U N and adventure
  • RECOGNITION - NauticED.org Certifications are respected qualifications for Bareboat Chartering and Yacht Insurance Companies worldwide
  • CONVENIENCE - progress at your own pace - each course includes a NauticED eLearning pre-course study and Vancouver Sailing Club's flexible year-round sailing schedule from our Vancouver, BC, docks and the British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Layout of our catamaran for caribbean sailing adventuresItinerary for Week 1

Boarding your BVI sailing adventureArrival and Evening provisioning @1800 hrs at SUNSAIL Charters, Road Town, Tortola

Sailing and snorkeling holiday in the british virgin islandsDestination the "Indians" exceptional snorkelling  and Norman Island's  schooner "Willy T" floating Pirates Bar and lobster bistro- Day 1

Sailing adventure in cooper islandMoored at Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island Day 2

Sailing to peter island and virgin gorda bathsPeter Island and Virgin Gorda Baths- Day 3

British virgin islands sailing holiday to saba rockSaba Rock & Bitter End Resorts, Gorda Sound- Evening 3

Relaxing on your cruise and learn sailing adventure in the british virgin islands21nm Close reach to Anegeda Island- 2.5 hours from Saba Rock, VG- Day 4

Catching lobster on your sailing adventure in the BVIAnegeda lobsters ready for the beach BBQ- best lobster ever! Evening Day 4

Pristine beaches when sailing in the british virgin islandsBroad Reaching to Jost Van Dyke late morning- Day 5

Sailing to the soggy dollar bar in white bay jost van dykeLate afternoon at the Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay Jost Van Dyke- Evening 5

Unwinding when sailing in the british virgin islandNext stop Foxy's in Great Bay for Dinner and Reggae.

Sailing adventure to Marina Cay in the BVIsVisit Pussers on, Marina Cay, Day 6- Beam Reach

Aerial photo of sailing in the british virgin islandsSoper's Hole, Tortola- Day 7 - close reach in moderate breeze returning to Road Town

Vancouver Sailing ClubBack to the docks by 11:00 for Check-in- 7 days is never enough in paradise!


  • 2 Mornings Dive Package (4 dives $250US)
  • Additional 3 days aboard $750US when available


  • 7-days BVI $2275US per person, $4075US per couple/ double cabin, $ 12,575 US Private Lesson for up to 6 students
  • 25% Non-refundable Deposit to reserve, Balance 60 days before 1st day of VSC sailing confirmation


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