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BVI SAILING - ABOUT US

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Sailing Location

Top Tier Sailing School is an American Sailing Association (ASA) training school located at Penn’s Landing Marina on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Tortola is a gateway to all the wonders of the BVI, as it’s near the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport and it’s easily accessible by ferry from St. Thomas.

Our BVI sailing team includes passionate, ASA-certified sailing experts with years of sailing experience all over the world and leagues of nautical miles.

 

Your ASA-accredited course is set in the “Sailing Capital of the World” amidst the picturesque islands and clear waters of this paradise. When you take a course from Top Tier Sailing School, you’ll experience all that the peaceful British Virgin Islands has to offer!

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OUR BVI SAILING COURSES

Curses

Top Tier BVI sailing courses are taught by sailing professionals and designed to provide the education and hands-on practice you need. Whether you want to learn how to sail or captain your own vessel, we have a course that’s right
for you.

FAST TRACK TO CRUISING: 
CATAMARAN CRUISING

LEARN TO SAIL:
BASIC KEELBOAT SAILING

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED CATAMARAN SAILING

Seven-day, live-aboard, fast-track course to ASA captain certification – it’s our flagship course and our most popular.

Two-day beginner’s course where you’ll learn everything you need to skipper a keelboat (and fall in love with sailing).

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Five-day course for those who’ve already learned the sailing basics and are looking to get ASA captain certification.

The Fleet

OUR BVI SAILING FLEET

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Our fleet includes three seaworthy vessels that are ready to take your sailing knowledge to the next level. From beginner sailing aboard the keelboat to cruising comfortably aboard the catamaran, your sailing adventure awaits.

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SWEET AND SALTY

LEOPARD 44 CATAMARAN

A spacious, well-designed catamaran, Sweet and Salty is typically used for day-sailing, coastal cruising, and bareboat cruising.

 

The Sweet and Salty is the perfect vessel for those learning beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailing techniques as part of our BVI sailing courses. It includes four cabins with showers and electric toilets, plus air conditioning to keep guests comfortable. An on-board generator ensures that all features of the vessel operate smoothly. You can enjoy swimming platforms, snorkel gear, and free Wi-Fi during your stay aboard our catamaran in the British Virgin Islands.

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TACK DADDY

IC24 KEELBOAT

A keelboat is a type of sailboat characterized by having a fixed keel, which is a fin-like extension that extends downward from the hull into the water. They’re commonly used for day-sailing and performance sailing and racing.

 

Beginner and overview lessons are held aboard Tack Daddy, a modified J/24, the world’s most popular keelboat class. Its new, larger cockpit area allows for up to five guests to fit comfortably
on deck. Learn basic keelboat and sailing techniques while you enjoy the ocean views on this fast, agile keelboat.

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SQUIRT

22' RIB

A RIB (rigid inflatable boat) is a vessel that combines the characteristics of a traditional rigid-hulled boat with inflatable buoyancy tubes. Our RIB boat is a versatile BVI sailing boat commonly used for recreational, commercial, and military purposes.

 

Squirt is used as a chase boat for Top Tier Sailing School and features new tubes and a Yamaha 150hp engine.

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HOW TO PREPARE

Your sailing adventure will start in the classroom and lead you through the beautiful backdrop of the British Virgin Islands. From experiencing the local atmosphere of the islands to getting an in-depth education about all things sailing, you’ll want to come prepared!

 

Our guide will tell you what to pack and how best to prepare for your trip.

It’s time to book your course, your perfect ocean adventure starts here!

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