BVI Tuition Schedule

Published by Swain Sailing School and Yacht Charters on Friday, 4th January 2002 - 11:05AM in Sail Training

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Course Tuition Schedule- BVI

ASA training certification levels offered: 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 114, 117

Basic Keelboat | 2 Day Course - $450pp3 Day Course - $550pp

Certification: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat

Offered weekly

( 2 or 3 day course)

Saturday, Tuesday or Thursday start

Courses are offered in two consecutive days to help reinforce the skills learned. 

Training boat: Beneteau 235 First 

maximum of 4 trainees

Live Aboard Cruising Monohull Training:  Oct.25 - Dec. 12 $2,395pp | Dec. 13 - May 7 $2,595pp

Catamaran Training:  May 16 - Nov. 16 $2,795pp | Nov.16- May 16 $2,995pp

Certification(s):ASA 103 Basic Cruising and 104 Bareboat Cruising, (Catamaran Cruising 114 included for catamaran training).

Group courses offered weekly.  Private courses available.

Sunday arrival; 10 a.m. start on Monday;  noon finish on Saturday 

Monohull Training Yachts:

Bavaria 46 3c/2h

Hanse 54 3c/3h

Catamaran Training Yacht:

Isla 40 3c/2h; 2020

Astrea 42 4c/4h/ac; 2022

maximum of 4 trainees per course

Fast Track to Bareboating | Oct 23- Dec 11 $2,995pp | Dec 11 - May 7 $3,295pp

Certifications: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat, 103 Basic Cruising, 104 Bareboat Cruising

Offered weekly

Saturday to Saturday

Training Yachts:

Basic Keelboat: Beneteau 235 

Cruising Monohulls:

Bavaria 46 3c/2h

Dufour 45 4c/2h

maximum of 4 trainees

Fast Track to Catamaran Cruising | Oct 23- Dec 11$3,295pp | Dec 11 - May 7 $3,595pp

Certifications: ASA 101 Basic Keelboat, 103 Basic Cruising, 104 Bareboat Cruising, 114 Catamaran Cruising

Offered weekly

Saturday to Saturday (Friday arrival)

Training Yacht: Astrea 42 4c/4h/ac; 2021; Saona 48 3c/3h/ac; 2018

maximum of 4 trainees per course

Coastal Passage Making | Dec. - April $2,695pp | monohulls and catamarans

Certifications: ASA 106 Passage Making/Advanced Coastal Cruising

Offered monthly

Monday through Saturday

Classes Aboard one of the following:

Hanse 548 3c/3h/ac; 2018

Saona 47 3c/3h/ac; 2018

maximum of  4 trainees per course

Offshore Passage Making | 

November: Rhode Island- BVI

May: BVI- Rhode Island

Certifications: ASA 108 Passage Making/Advanced Coastal Cruising

Link to schedule and rates.

Coastal Navigation

Certification: ASA 105 Coastal Navigation

Tuition: $295pp

Duration: 8 hour course.

Celestial Navigation Endorsement

Certification: ASA 117 Celestial Navigation Endorsement

Tuition: $240

Duration: 8 hour course

Live Aboard and Coastal Passage Making courses have a 2 person booking minimum. If you wish to enroll, but the minimum is not satisfied, we will notify you that the space is being held for you and you will be contacted as soon as we are able to book the course.

Group Live Aboard Cruising Tuition Includes:

  • Night of arrival sleep aboard
  • Provisioning on board (5 breakfasts; 4 lunches; 3 dinners; snacks; starter kit, ice)
  • Course text
  • Bareboat Cruising Certification fee
  • Yacht damage insurance, National Park fees, Cruising tax, VISAR donation
  • Boat water and fuel

Additional Optional Fees:

  • Basic Cruising text and certification fees $40

Not included in tuition:

  •  2 dinners ashore; drinking water and additional beverages; ice, instructor's gratuity, airport/ferry transfers

Fast Track to Bareboating Tuition includes:

  • 2 night's hotel stay (night of arrival and second night corresponding with day one of  Basic Keelboat course)
  • Sunday evening sleep aboard
  • Provisioning for live aboard course only (5 breakfasts; 5 lunches; 3 dinners; starter kit)
  • Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising, Bareboat Cruising/Bareboat Charter texts and logbook
  • Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certification fees
  • Yacht damage insurance, National Park fees, Cruising tax, VISAR donation

  • Boat water and fuel

Not included in tuition:

  • Meals during Basic Keelboat course, 2 dinners ashore during live aboard course, water and additional beverages, ice, instructor's gratuity, taxi transfers, departure tax ($20)

Register for a Group Course

Cancellation/Change Policy:

All cancellations must be received in writing. A $300 per person processing fee is charged on all cancellations. No refunds or transfers allowed for defaults, and cancellations less than 60 days prior to start date of the course


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