WHY LEARN TO SAIL IN THE GRENADINES?

ABOUT THIS DESTINATION

Grenada and the Grenadines, form the southern end of the islands in the Caribbean. Join us on a sexy new catamaran or monohull for a week as you learn how to sail and earn your ASA certifications (ASA 101, 103, 104 and 114 are offered). An amazing place to embark on your own sailing journey.

WHAT MAKES THE GRENADINES SPECIAL?

This area of the Caribbean is what most of the Caribbean was like 30 years ago, pristine! We love the topography with the dramatic jungle covered peaks, and white sand beaches. The vibrant local culture is beautiful, and the locals are genuine and friendly. Consistent trade winds and warm weather make this one of our favorite Caribbean destinations!

WHY LEARN TO SAIL IN THE GRENADINES?

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SAILING CALENDAR:
WHERE AND WHEN TO SAIL

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
MALLORCA WE SAIL WE SAIL
CROATIA WE SAIL WE SAIL
BAHAMAS WE SAIL WE SAIL
MEXICO WE SAIL WE SAIL
TAHITI WE SAIL
GRENADINES WE SAIL WE SAIL

BOOKING LEAD TIMES:
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How far in advance should I book my course with Nautilus? The further in advance the better as boat and captain availability fill up well in advance.

IDEAL

4-6 Months Before Trip

CHALLENGING

3 Months Before Trip

VERY DIFFICULT

1-2 Months Before Trip

SAMPLE ITINERARY AND MAP

SATURDAY

Fly into St George Grenada (airport code GND). Grab a taxi to the nicest marina on the island, Port Louis marina. You can drop your bags at the office and head to the Victory Bar to grab a rum punch and wait for boarding. We will board the boat at 5pm, get settled and head out for dinner together!

SUNDAY

Do a chart briefing, systems overview and check all the equipment on the boat. We will then head out to practice our first drills on the boat, getting familiar with controlling a large sailboat. It's then up to Moliniere Point to practice mooring ball pickup and settle in for the afternoon. Swim and enjoy the tropical water. After some fun, do your first formal lessons aboard.

MONDAY

Today we talk through the basics of learning how to raise and trim the sails and set sail on our passage north, to the island of Carrioucou, avoiding the active underwater volcano called "Kick'em Jenny". We will stop at remote Ronde Island for lunch and a swim. We then set sail again to head towards Sandy Island.

TUESDAY

This morning we will cover systems aboard, take a deep dive into engines and do mooring practice. It's then off to practice our sailing drills around Hillsborough. After hours of sailing fun we moor off paradise beach and head in for grilled lobster!

WEDNESDAY

After an ASA morning test we set sail for the private island of Petit St Vincent, a stunning island surrounded by beautiful reefs. The challenge today is for students to navigate and sail around all the tricky reefs in the area. We will anchor off the white sand beaches of the island, and go ashore for sunset drinks.

THURSDAY

Chart a course and set sail on a downwind leg to the remote bay of Anse La Roche. After another ASA test we will have a chance to swim, snorkel or paddle board around this beautiful beach. It's then time for another sail south to Tyrrel Bay, with several fun local restaurants where we can experience some of the cuisine of the Spice Islands.

FRIDAY

We weigh anchor early and sail to the underwater sculpture garden off St George. This beautiful underwater sculpture park is a truly memorable snorkeling experience! Its then back to the marina for docking practice and a final celebration meal at our favorite restaurant on the island! We spend the last night of our trip on the boat in the marina.

SATURDAY

We are off the boat by 8am and you are free to fly home, or take a couple of extra days to explore the rest of the beautiful island of Grenada, as there is lots to see and do from hiking to waterfalls, rum distillery tours, to great scuba diving!

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MEET A RECENT STUDENT...

“Just got home from an ASA 101-104 class in Grenada with my wife and another couple that could not have been better. Our instructor, Lindsay Moore, has found her calling. Lindsay has a wealth of experience on the water but even more than that she is truly a teacher. It’s relatively easy to acquire skills, it’s another thing to be able to impart those skills on others.

Beyond being a fabulous teacher she was easy for all of us to relate to and an incredibly fun companion for a week living aboard a sailboat. Communication from the office staff at Nautilus was prompt and informative. I would highly recommend Nautilus Sailing, our course has changed our lives!”

KEVIN, Alaska (USA)

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