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Current Scheduled Course Dates with Availability
To make it easier for you to find the courses and dates you require, we have now added our Current Course Availability page detailing current courses that are on our schedule and available dates when any course can be scheduled for you. Availability is always subject to bookings received.
If the dates you are interested in are not shown please email us for availability of a yacht and instructor and we will set the course up for you.

Leeward Island mile building is about visiting Antigua’s neighbours such as Nevis & Kitts, Eustatia, Saba, Barbuda, St. Barth’s and Sint Maarten. Of course, not all of these can be visited in the 5 days cruise duration but, wind permitting, we will do our best to take in as many as possible.

Training is an essential element in sailing. To set sail with limited knowledge is both foolhardy and dangerous, to oneself and others. Experience is equally essential but that cannot be taught. It has to be gained. The only way to do this is to go sailing!

Not only is experience essential in the making of a proficient sailor, there are also the minimum mileage requirements of the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal & Yachtmaster Offshore Certificates of Competence.

These are 800 & 2,500 miles logged respectively. In each case 50% of the miles can be in non tidal waters and 50% in tidal waters. We offer Tidal Mile Building in The Grenadines

Passages are available in the Caribbean under the experienced supervision of one of our RYA Instructors or professional race skippers, or trans Atlantic as crew on one of Race Charter Partners yachts. Every opportunity is given to get involved in every aspect of the passage including planning, provisioning, night sailing, watch keeping and skippering. Not only are valuable miles logged, but also the experience of our skippers is imparted willingly and enthusiastically, as they guide you through the passage. You will enjoy some fantastic sailing wherever you sail!

We offer both Non Tidal & Tidal Mile Building. See here for our Cruising & Mile Building opportunities.
Please Note: Non tidal miles are logged ABOVE 13 degrees 10 minutes north.

Crewing Atlantic Volvo 70
COURSE FEE US$895 – Currency Converter
What do you get for this?.

  • On board accommodation for the duration of the course.
  • On board catering – Sunday lunch through Thursday lunch. Students may eat ashore on 2 nights but are not obligated to do so. All meals taken ashore are for the students account.
  • On board Fridge /Freezer
  • On board Gas Cooker
  • Free Wi-Fi on school premises
  • On board Bluetooth music system
  • All relevant RYA course notes and training materials
  • RYA Certificate
  • 5 days of Mile Building in Caribbean waters with offshore sailing, skippering and training.
  • Top quality training. Read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews

Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

Course Content: As much Mile Building and offshore training as possible.

Course Schedule: 09:00 Sunday – 17:30 Thursday. Live-a-board.

Availability: All year round Sundays to Thursdays.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!
If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Email us for availability.

You may wish to undertake some pre study before you join us. Please visit Bookharbour for the following recommended pre-course study materials:

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Yachtmaster Handbook
  • Offshore Sailing

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