Learn to sail in the Grenadines archipelago

An ideal course to start or improve your sailing skills
Sailing course in the Grenadines
Departure Le Marin (Martinique)
10 days, 9 nights
You will love:
  • • (Re) Learn maneuvers in a high-performance sailboat
  • • Improve your ability to set the sails
  • • Sail at night
from
1 395 €
per person

We present to you a coastal sailing course in the West Indies! The Grenadines offer an ideal navigation basin for all sailors. The proximity of these islands and the regular trade winds (on average 15 knots) will allow you to progress in complete serenity. During this 10-day cruise open to all, your instructor will adapt to the level and objectives of each person. You will thus discover life on board and sailing at your own pace. You will navigate and progress on a sailboat as modern as it is efficient, an RM 1180.

Some departures can be arranged according to the level of the participants. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Your Boat

Boat

Voted sailboat of the year 2020, the RM 1180 has won over a jury of experts with its remarkable performance and innovative design. Its unique hull shape was inspired by offshore racing yachts.
You will sail on a twin keel version, equipped with a carbon mast and a double steering wheel. On the deck, the fittings have been carefully positioned to guarantee fluidity in maneuvering and optimum safety. RM has also placed great emphasis on comfort on board! You will be surprised by the brightness and space in the common living area. This equipment will allow you to learn to sail or improve your skills in the best conditions.

Please note: at certain times, this sailing course can also be done aboard a POGO 12.50 .

Specifications
Boat Model:RM 1180
Type:Sailboat
Number of Cabins:3
Maximum Capacity:5
Crew Members:1
Comfort onboard:

Main sail (3 reefs)
Equipped kitchen
Furling genoa and staysail
Solar panel
Gennaker on furler
Desalinator
Spinnaker with sock
Annex
Carbon mast
Nautical maps and guides
Double helm wheel
Layout
The owner reserves the right to replace with a different boat model of the same quality and performance

Your Cabin

Cabin

With 3 cabins, this boat can hold up to 5 passengers and 1 instructor. You will share your cabin with one of your teammates. A bathroom with toilettes and a shower are also available.

Itinerary

Map

Your passionate skipper and teacher will teach you to sail in a dream setting, where you will learn the basics of sailing and consolidate your knowledge. The Grenadines archipelago is the perfect playground for all sailing lovers.

DAY 1: Le Marin
Meet at 6 p.m. in the Marin Marina for your embarkation. On your arrival, you will meet your teammates and your skipper. He will present the boat, its equipment, and the program to you. The latter will be determined with the skipper, depending on the objectives of each participant. The ultimate goal is to be able to navigate and sail in total autonomy.

DAY 2 to 9: Navigation
It's time to cast off and head south. Your coastal sailing will allow you to acquire practical and theoretical skills (night sailing possible on request). You will work as follows: maneuvers, mooring techniques, navigation rules, tide calculations, and safety.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the stops you will make during your journey:

  • Saint Lucia: a mountainous island which is part of the "islands of wind" from the Grenadines archipelago. Located in the south of Martinique, it is easily recognizable thanks to its two peaks (rocky points). Its Qualibou (or Soufrière) volcano is renowned for the benefits of its sulfurous water basins.

  • Bequia: a peaceful place surrounded by small sheltered bays. There is nothing better than taking a dip before relaxing in the shade of the coconut palms. Once a favorite destination for sailors, Port Elizabeth has since become an essential passage for clearing customs formalities.

  • Baliceaux: a green island that is today uninhabited, but remains with a painful past. At the end of the XVIII e century the English army banished more than 5,000 Garifunas (Caribbean people). The survivors were deported to an island in Honduras.

  • Moustique: a little corner of paradise that you will reach driven by the trade winds. This private island is mainly inhabited by jet-setters (singers, actors, billionaires...).

  • Canouan: a haven of peace bordered by a sublime coral reef on its Atlantic coast. The island has vegetation as lush as a tropical paradise. It is also a breeding ground for sea turtles.

  • Mayreau: an island with a lively atmosphere with a unique village nestled in its heights. Its turquoise water will be perfect for training you in mooring techniques.

  • Tobago Cays: a group of 5 islets (Petit Rameau, Petit Tabac, Petit Bateau, Baradal and Jamesby) linked by a coral reef. This El Dorado is a must for all sailing enthusiasts. Sailing nearby also allows you to improve your ability to set the sails.

  • Union: a volcanic island whose silhouette has earned it the nickname "Tahiti of the Antilles". It revolves around two villages on the south coast: Clifton and Ashton. Union is also known for the quiet and wild side of "Chatham Bay" (west coast).

  • Saint-Vincent: the main island of the archipelago, dominated by its volcano, Soufrière (1,234 meters above sea level). It is covered with a tropical forest which shelters a particularly diverse fauna and flora. Its capital Kingstown is a vibrant and colorful city.

  • DAY 10: Le Marin
    Your disembarkation at Le Marin is scheduled for around 10 a.m. See you on the water!

    Your stops:

    The Marin > St. Lucia > Bequia > Baliceaux > Moustique > Canouan > Mayreau > Tobago Cays > Union > St. Vincent > The Marin

    The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

    Prices

    Departure / ReturnDouble cabin to sharePrice TTC per person
    January 2021
    Monday 04 Jan
    Wednesday 13 Jan
    1 395 €
    Thursday 14 Jan
    Saturday 23 Jan
    1 395 €
    Sunday 24 Jan
    Tuesday 02 Feb
    1 395 €
    February 2021
    Wednesday 03 Feb
    Friday 12 Feb
    1 395 €
    Saturday 27 Feb
    Tuesday 09 Mar
    1 395 €
    March 2021
    Wednesday 10 Mar
    Friday 19 Mar
    1 395 €
    There are no suitable dates available? Get in touch!
    Price includes• Double cabin accommodation to share
    • Instructor services (state graduate)
    • Bedding (bottom sheet, pillowcase, and pillow)
    • End of course cleaning
    Price does not include• Air transportation
    • Round-trip transfers between the airport and the boat
    • On-board expenses (compulsory) to be paid on site (includes food and stopover costs)
    • Consumables (water, gas, fuel)
    • Sleeping bag or top sheet
    • Bath and beach towels

    FAQ

    In the event of cancellation, you must notify your GlobeSailor advisor as soon as possible. Whatever the cause, the following cancellation fees will be due: up to 90 days before departure: 25% /// from 89 to 60 days: 50% /// from 59 to 30 days: 75% /// from 29 days until departure: 100% of the amount of your reservation.
    We advise our customers to take out cancellation insurance with Ouest Assurance: http://www.ouest-assurances.fr
    To confirm your reservation, you must inform your GlobeSailor advisor who will give you an option for a time to collect your deposit. The reservation will only be considered final once your deposit has been received (by bank transfer, Paypal or credit card), of 30 to 50% of the amount of the reservation. An 80% deposit will be required for any reservation less than 60 days before departure. The balance will be payable no later than 45 days before the embarkation date.
    Provisioning is provided in the amount of the on-board expenses. You will do your basic shopping in a supermarket located on the port. For the rest, you will stock up on vegetables, fruits, fish, and lobsters throughout the cruise (markets on the islands, street vendors...).
    Allow around 200 € / person for the on-board expenses (amount strictly given as an indication).
    All our instructors are state graduates, educators and experienced. They are used to sailing on recent and efficient sailboats such as RM and POGO. As the courses are open to all levels, the instructors know how to adapt and give appropriate advice to everyone.
    Transfers are not included in your package. However, these can be arranged by your GlobeSailor advisor and the base operator by taxi or minibus. Payment for this service is generally to be made to GlobeSailor at the time of payment of the balance or directly on site in cash. Do not forget to send your arrival times to your advisor.

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