By admin ~ July 1st, 2013. Filed under: Caribbean Currents.
Learn to sail at Antigua’s classy Carlisle Bay resort. This five-star luxury beach resort has partnered with the folks at Ondeck Ocean Racing to offer a three-day Royal Yacht Association (RYA) Start Yachting Course. No prior knowledge of sailing is required! While sailing aboard a Beneteau First 40.7 or Dehler 39, students learn rope work, rules of the road, man overboard recovery, meteorology, emergency precautions, sail handling, and how to helm a yacht. Instruction takes place on the beautiful south and west coasts of this Leeward Island, with visits ashore at English, Falmouth and Jolly Harbors and a practice session in anchoring at one of the offshore islands for a swim. Guests earn an official certificate of completion at the end of the course and gain the confidence to enjoy more of the sport and perhaps even enter one of Antigua’s many annual regattas.