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Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

Hello to all,

I am planning on booking a Flotilla Sailing vacation in the BVI with Sunsail. I am a licensed motorboat captain with over 10 yrs of motorboat experience on the shore shore of Long Island including offshore runs to wrecks and the canyon for fishing. The only sailing experience I have is some Kiteboarding lesson I have taken this last summer if you can include that.
I will being attending a Sailing School to obtain my basic keelboat, coastal cruising, and barefoot charter courses. I plan on chartering a 36 ft vessel for my family in July because I will be done with the course by June.

Is the extra fee of Flotilla sailing worth the cost of peace of mind?

Is there anything I should know about going in July?

Will the courses taken give me enough experience to safely operate a 36 ft. vessel?

Do you have any helpful advice or any knowledge of things I should
know which I might not be aware of?

I would like to thank all in advance for their responses
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