As I mentioned before I have no experience on a sailing vessel... Although I am taking the mentioned courses I am well aware that nothing can compensate for actual time on the water. I hope the school that I have chosen will live up to my expectations. I have already read several books to be better informed when I do take the courses. This will be our first trip to the BVI and we will trust Sunsail in showing us the more popular areas. I am sure these areas will be more crowded than other areas but I don't know if I will be comfortable setting out on my own just yet.