With Miramar Sailing School the Caribbean sailing experience becomes a reality!
Compare the cost of a skippered Caribbean charter from one of the many charter companies in the region, then add the bonus of RYA certified training with certification, and you will realise just how real it becomes!
For example, a group of 4 students booking together can take a RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper course for the highly competitive rate of US$686 per student. This means 4 for the price of 3!
Group discounts are available on all individual RYA Courses. Please see the particular course you are interested in below.
Sailing is in the blood of Brian & Pippa, the founders and co-owners of Miramar Sailing. Both love to sail, and both love to teach others to sail.
However, they are not blinkered in their love of sailing and realise that just “getting out on the water” is what it’s all about!
They established their RYA Recognised Training Centre in 2010, offering formal, certified sail training in accordance with the RYA Yachtmaster Scheme. In 2014, they extended their RYA recognition into Power Boating, and now offer the RYA National Power Boat Scheme to Levels 1 & 2. By necessity, the structure of RYA Training Schemes is well defined and established as it should be.
Please Note: We aim to place no more than 4 students on our 40 – 44 ft yachts, although this cannot be guaranteed. Other schools will place the RYA maximum of 5 students on 35 – 38 ft yachts. This provides more comfort as well as a more effective student to instructor ratio.
Please read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews
To summarise, at the Miramar Sailing RYA Recognised Training Centre we offer:
Theory & Practical Courses
- RYA Power Boat Level 1
- RYA Power Boat Level 2
- Essential Navigation & Seamanship Theory
- Sailing Skills Level 1
- Basic Skills Level 2
- Start Yachting
- Competent Crew
- Day Skipper Theory
- Day Skipper Practical
- Day Skipper Theory & Practical Package
- Day Skipper Xpress
- Coastal Skipper Theory
- Coastal Skipper Practical
- Coastal Skipper Theory & Practical Package
- Coastal Skipper Xpress
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Preparation with Exam
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Theory & Preparation Package
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore to Ocean Package
- RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Xpress
- Own Yacht Tuition – this can be either RYA Certified or informal on your yacht
Supplementary Training & Professional Qualifications
- SRC (VHF) Radio
- Diesel Engine Maintenance
- First Aid
- PPR – Professional Practices & Responsibilities
and finally, and somewhat inevitably thanks to Pippa!
- Girls Go Sailing – for those who may be subject to a dominant male when sailing, and consequently lacking the confidence to develop their own skills and abilities. Or, simply, just want to get away with the girls from time to time!
Do we have the right credentials to offer all this? We most certainly do!
- Both Brian and Pippa are commercially endorsed RYA/MCA Ocean Yachtmasters.
- Brian is the Principal of the RYA Sailing School, a Director of the Antigua Yacht Club, and a Director of the National Sailing Academy of Antigua & Barbuda .
- Pippa is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Chief Instructor of the RYA Sailing School, and also a Director of the National Sailing Academy of Antigua & Barbuda.
- Our team of qualified Instructors – mostly RYA Yachtmaster Instructors – is extensive, and all will deliver the same high standards of training.
The skills and knowledge required to achieve these levels of qualification have been learned over many years of global sailing experience.
Brian, Pippa and their team are dedicated to passing these skills on to anyone who wishes to learn. Is this you?