Northern Breezes offers Sailing Adventures / Classes in the Saint Martin and surrounding islands. You will have an opportunity to do many different learning adventures as well as sail just for fun while participating at your chosen level. Earn your Advanced Coastal Cruising including “Big Catamaran” Cruising Multihull. Our Destination Adventures specialize in fun, although some of the offshore trips can be quite challenging. We also offer Destination Adventures which require no sailing experience, but welcome your participation. We even have a Sail & Dive option. You can sail as individuals, couples or as a family in which you have the whole boat! All of this in the world’s most perfect winter cruising grounds – Saint Martin.
Students sail aboard 38′ – 47′ Cruising Catamarans. These are large vessels with two inboard diesels, friendly but powerful systems. They offer unique opportunities because of their size to spread the group and give people their space while the Cruising Catamaran sails flat and fast! These are stable snorkeling, swimming and diving platforms. Almost anyone can be comfortable on a cruising catamaran!
Enjoy a week long adventure sailing through the Caribbean; visit and explore multiple islands on this memory making trip. You'll have an opportunity to spend some time on Saint Martin before and after we return depending upon your flight schedule. We'll hike the Island of Tintamarre (St Martins State Park only reachable by boat), tour St Barts on mopeds or just relax on the island, Saba, Statia...etc.
You will return home with a tan, fantastic photos, lifelong memories, and Advanced Coastal Cruising certification and/or Cruising Catamaran certification!
How to get to St. Martin
This adventure starts and ends in St. Martin. Fly into Princess Juliana Airport on the Dutch side of St. Martin. Catch a cab to the French side at Port Royale Marina. This is where Dream Yacht Charters and our boat is located.
St Maarten (Dutch), St. Martin (French), St. Barts (French), St. Kitts (British) or St. Eustatius (Dutch), Saba (Dutch), St. Martin. *Weather Permitting*
Textbook supplied, “Annapolis Book of Seamanship.”
This adventure has all the elements of a good ACC class and we will be carrying a Spinnaker which we hope to use (depending on wind and direction).
Note: We are also offering Cruising Multihull (ASA 114) certification to qualified participants.
Advanced Coastal Cruising (Offshore):
Onboard: Advanced Coastal Cruising participants arrive and sleep aboard the yacht the first night. Navigational assignments will have been assigned in advance. Precise itinerary is somewhat weather dependent.
More Onboard: Safety Orientation, Boat Systems, Reefing, Heaving to, Anchoring, Cruising Tips, Navigation, Galley Safety, Meal Planning/Preparation Underway, Sail Selection and Setting, Watch Standing, Night Crew Overboard Drills, Chart Problems, Emergency Procedures, Passages With Dinghy, Unfamiliar Approaches.
Board yacht (location to be announced). Set sail the next day after orientation. Learn Advanced Coastal Cruising (Offshore) cruising skills while living aboard. Arrive back in port. Leave before noon.
Provided Each Trip
All course textbooks, exams and certifications. Berth onboard, linens, towel, snorkeling gear, all breakfasts, most lunches, some dinners, all underway meals, beverages, evening tropical drink (non-alcoholic underway). This may be slightly modified due to scheduled transits.
Not Provided: Dinners and lunches ashore, extra beverages. Please bring beach towel, deck shoes, casual clothing for 80 degree average temperatures including rain gear and a light jacket or fleece for cool evenings.
Fees for (ASA 106) Advanced Coastal Cruising:
$2,195 single/shared cabin. $4,295 single/whole cabin. Non-student: $2,095. Couples’ discount: $4,295. ***Couple Definition: Two people who wish to share a cabin.***
Couples Pricing includes one course textbook to share. Additional course textbooks may be purchased.
Non-student Auditor: $2,095
Non-student Auditor Couple: $4,095
We are also offering Cruising Multihull (ASA 114) certification to qualified participants for an additional $50.
Full refund less cancellation fee for cancellations at least 60 days before scheduled course/event. 50% refund for cancellations made 30-59 days before course/event.
No refund for cancellations within 29 days of course/event, although we will try to work with you.
2018 Schedule: St. Martin Sailing Adventures / Classes
February 16 - February 23, 2018
February 24 - March 3, 2018
Other dates can be scheduled.
Prerequisite for this course
ASA Bareboat Charter Certification (ASA 104) and ASA Coastal Navigation (ASA 105).
Call Northern Breezes Sailing School at 763-542-9707 to register or with questions.