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
1 485 €
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 Pogo 12.50.

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

Your Boat

Boat
Come aboard a Pogo 12.50 combining power and comfort when sailing. Thanks to its width (4.50 metres), you will be able to take full advantage of the cockpit and its benches to enjoy the landscape. Both spacious and functional, the saloon will allow you to move around with ease and share friendly moments. Its double steering wheel will be ideal for all those who want to learn or improve their sailing skills. The boat is also equipped with a lifting keel to get as close to the coast as possible.

Please note: at certain times, this sailing course can also be done aboard a RM 1180.
Specifications
Boat Model:Pogo 12.50
Type:Sailboat
Number of Cabins:3
Maximum Capacity:6
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 6 passengers and 1 instructor. You will share your cabin with one of your teammates or sleep in the saloon. A bathroom with toilets 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 4 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.

TOWARDS THE SOUTH:

Below is a non-exhaustive list of the stops you will make during your journey in the south:
  • 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. Nothing is better than taking a dip before relaxing in the shade of the coconut palms. Once a favourite 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 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 colourful city.
  • Palm Island: formerly known as "Prune Island", is a former swamp island where hundreds of coconut trees were planted to be farmed. This small piece of land of barely 55 hectares has been transformed into a first-class hotel and resort.


TOWARDS THE NORTH:
Below is a non-exhaustive list of the stops you will make during your journey in the north:
  • Dominica: is an enchanting island where nature reigns supreme. Particularly wild, it is covered by a thick tropical forest and is crossed by no less than 365 rivers and a dozen waterfalls. It's also a renowned spot for whale watching.
    • Les Saintes: is an archipelago located in the south of Guadeloupe and composed of two main islands, Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas, as well as other smaller and uninhabited islands. The turquoise waters and sheltered anchorages make it a particularly pleasant place to go sailing.
      • Guadeloupe is like a butterfly in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. The two largest islands, Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre, are separated by the Salt River. Once ashore, you will taste Creole cuisine full of traditional flavours.
        • Marie Galante: owes its name to one of Christopher Columbus' ships (Maria Galanta), who discovered it. It is also often called the "big cake" because of its round shape and lack of hills. You will likely see its many sugar cane fields from your sailboat. It also boasts the "best rum in the world"...


        DAY 10: Le Marin
        Your disembarkation at Le Marin is scheduled for around 9 a.m. See you on the water!

        Please note:
        - From 23/01 to 01/02/2024: you will have the chance to enjoy the Blues festival in Moustique
        - From 05/02 to 19/02/2024 (15 days / 14 nights): the course will be on the theme of the Trinidad and Tobago carnival, a world-famous event that is to be missed!
Your stops:
Towards the south > Le Marin > Sainte-Lucie > Saint-Vincent > Bequia > Tobago Cays > Union > Palm IslandLe Marin

Towards the north > Le Marin > La Dominique > Les Saintes > La Guadeloupe > Marie Galande > Le Marin
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions

Prices

Departure / ReturnSouth Intinerary- Double cabin to sharePrice TTC per personNorth Intinerary- Double cabin to sharePrice incl. VAT per personSouth Itinerary and Trinidad & Tobago FestivalPrice incl. VAT per person
March 2024
Wednesday 06 Mar
Friday 15 Mar
1 485 €On demandOn demand
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Price includes• Double cabin accommodation to share
• Instructor services (state graduate)
• Bedding (bottom sheet, pillowcase, and pillow)
• End of course cleaning
• "Sailing Pass" - French Sailing Federation Sailing Pass (valid for the year of purchase)
Price does not include• Air transportation
• Round-trip transfers between the airport and the boat
• Cashbox to be paid on site in cash (includes consumables for the boat: water, gas, fuel oil; provisioning including the trainer's meals; mooring fees and port taxes; entry fees for the Grenadines National Park): approx. 200 € /person
• Sleeping bag or top sheet
• Bath and beach towels

• Double cabin surcharge: 730 € (except for the "Trinidad and Tobago festival" course: 1 250 €)
• Multihull surcharge (sailing on a catamaran - TS 42): 100 € /person in a double cabin to share
• Multihull surcharge (sailing on a catamaran - TS 42): 785 € /person in a private cabin

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: 30% /// 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.
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.

Client Reviews: (4.7/5)

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Excellent cruise, super skipper

- reviewed on 27 january 2022

I had significant expectations but they were very much exceeded. Everything was top notch: Skipper Nicolas Robbes, teaching, other crew members, team work, route planning, sporty yet comfortable boat, weather and winds.

Ari (Finland) - January 2022

J'y retourne !

- reviewed on 15 february 2024

Pour une première expérience de navigation mon choix s'est porté sur GlobeSailor avec Open Sail et le RM1180 depuis le port du Marin en Martinique du 2 au 11 février 2024.

Les alizés nous ayant lâchés par un phénomène météo peu courant et compte tenu des prévisions météo et de leur impact sur la na

David (France) - February 2024

Belle balade dans les Grenadines

- reviewed on 03 april 2023

Vraiment très belle croisière avec un choix des mouillages de la part du skipper Charly qui nous a tous enthousiasmé.

Stéphan (France) - March 2023

Un stage de voile très réussi

- reviewed on 06 february 2023

Un mot en particulier pour notre skipper, Daphné, qui a été en tout point remarquable : gestion de l'équipage, apprentissage de la voile, organisation, etc.

Michèle (France) - February 2022

Experiencia muy recomendable

- reviewed on 26 february 2022

Increíble curso de vela para todos los niveles.

Ignacio Arce (United States) - With friends - February 2022

Stage de voile Antilles

- reviewed on 16 january 2022

Bateau très performant, skipper au top, s'adaptant à chacun, programme parfait avec la découvertes de magnifiques criques , ports et mouillages entre la Guadeloupe et la Martinique.

Agnes (France) - As a couple - January 2022

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