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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 the Course… and if you are a group, we can set it up as a bespoke event!
This is generally offered as a 4 week package and is usually offered every other month (January, March, May) or when our Yachtmaster “Xpress” courses are not fully booked. However, for crews of 3 or more we can offer this exciting adventure at other times of the year.
During the course of these 4 weeks we sail south from Antigua to reach the tidal waters of St. Vincent & The Grenadines. We then spend as much time as is necessary logging 1,250 nm tidal miles cruising around the many islands in these waters. Once we have achieved this we either take a leisurely, or intense, cruise back to Antigua. This will depend on how much time was needed to log the tidal mileage. In addition to the tidal miles, approximately 600 non tidal miles will be logged on the passages south from, and north to, Antigua.
This is a fantastic opportunity to visit, or pass by, most of the islands in The Caribbean Chain offering fantastic scenery and diverse cultures.
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. Both require at least 50% tidal miles logged.
Miramar Sailing offers a range of Tidal and Non Tidal Mile & Experience Building Passages to help satisfy both requirements. Passages are undertaken under the experienced supervision of one of our RYA Instructors. 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 Instructors is imparted willingly and enthusiastically, as they guide you through the passage.
A bonus is the fantastic Caribbean sailing you will enjoy!
Please Note: Tidal miles are logged BELOW 13 degrees 10 minutes north.
COURSE FEE: $1200 to 1350$/week depending on season.
What do you get for this?.
- 6 days a week Mile Building and training around the islands south of Antigua to Grenada.
- On board accommodation for the duration of the course
- Professional Skipper and RYA Instructor
- Free Wi-Fi on school premises
- On board Bluetooth music system
- Top quality training. Read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews
Discounts / student:
10% – 2 students, or more, booking together on the same course.
Course Content: To build as many miles as possible in the time available.
Course Schedule: 09:30 Sunday Week 1 – 17:30 Thursday Week 4. Live-a-board. Longer trips
Availability: Please Email us.
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.
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