Have you ever wanted to learn to sail, advance your skills, get blue water experience, or learn about cruising a boat to remote locations? If so, join me for a week or more aboard the Guiding Light as I show you the basics of sailing and cruising.
I have two options for you. The first is chartering the whole boat for a week with friends and/or family for $6000 plus expenses and telling me you want to put an emphasis on learning to sail. The second option I call my “cruising experience” charter, where you charter a cabin for $3000 per week, plus expenses, for a minimum of two weeks as we cruise around and explore the world. The latter is the better option, in my opinion, because this gives you more time aboard in an actual cruising environment to gain valuable experience.
Speaking of experience, I often get questions about certifications. While I am an ASA instructor I am not affiliated with an ASA school, so I can not give out certifications. This is actually not a big deal since all the certification really does is tell bareboat rental companies where your knowledge level is and you can do this just as easily by showing your experience aboard the Guiding Light on your sailing resume. Plus, I think you will get way more knowledge and experience aboard the Guiding Light on a “cruising experience” charter than you will in a certification class offered at the minimum time allowed. I do find it telling that many of the people I have had aboard to learn have since either successfully chartered a bareboat or have bought their own boat and are now cruising.
The other benefit you will get while aboard the Guiding Light, besides lots of learning and experience, is plenty of time to snorkel reefs, visit beaches, hike, see waterfalls, etc. Basically getting all the benefits of a vacation while learning to sail and cruise. Let’s call it a LEARNCATION!!! Check out the calendar for my availability to see when and where you can come aboard and start learning.