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Cruise and Learns in the Carribean

I have some friends (a young couple) that want to do a cruise and learn in the Carribean somewhere. Is there somebody that has a recommendation for a company that will offer a good experience? Destinations are flexible.
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Do you mean like a sailing class?........i2f

20 MPH ain't fast unless, you do it in a 1000sq 3/2 house on 10foot waves
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Yes...sorry if that wasn't clear.
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My wife and I just did an extensive week in the Caribbean getting a bunch of ASA certifications. Perhaps you could narrow down your defintion of what a "good experience" would be, in their view.

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Sailing Schools in the British Virgin Islands

The BVI's are a great place to learn for many reasons.........i2f

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We used Fair Winds, and sailed the US and British VIs. I would call our experience a good one.

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The ASA standard is close to the Canadian Yachting Association standard. I believe that a cross-over is possible if desired.

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Thanks for the replies...I too thought the BVI's would likely be the best but I thought I would ask. I'll forward the links to my friend. Any other recommendations would be welcome.
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The link for Offshore Sailing School is stale. I don't think they are associated with Prospect Reef Resort anymore. They are definitely worth checking out at Colgate Offshore Sailing School.

Also check out Rob Swain Sailing School. Rob was the director of Offshore Sailing's BVI branch for 8 years before starting his own school in Tortola.
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Colgate Offshore Sailing School did (maybe still does) have a relationship with The Moorings. A friend took their class in 2003 on Moorings boat and qualified for a Moorings bareboat the next week.

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