Originally Posted by meloo72
San Diego sounds nice as well. There was something alluring about learning in BVI, or even the Greek Islands - warm tropical environment, anchoring at a different island each night and experiencing the laid back vacation atmosphere all the while learning to sail....
Would you say I'd get the same type of experience in San Diego or PNW?
Another advantage of BVI is you're going to want to charter there one day and you'll already be familiar. Its one of the most popular sail destinations for a reason.
Would I book in hurricane season? Maybe. It would all depend on their policy for dealing with it. Do I get a refund? You will know of the potential well in advance of any actual threat. When do I get to leave and get that refund. Depending on those answers, I probably would go in August.
Something else to consider is a last minute booking in BVI, so you can assess storms forming in the eastern Atlantic. There will always be a boat available last minute during the summer, the question is only the instructor.