LEARN TO SAIL

ST. THOMAS ~ USVI

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We offer the highest quality sailing instruction anywhere.  From beginner to bareboat cruiser to seasoned racer, the Center can help you advance your skills to the next level.

Join the club

If you already know how to sail (or once you’ve learned here) we’ll keep you sailing whenever and as often as you like without the expense and hassle of owning a boat.

RACE

Whether you’re a pro sailor or beginner we offer it all. From competitive racing to fun island races, ending in a beach bash. Plan a sailing vacation and sail in one of our regattas or North U clinics.

Need a Sailing Partner?

 

That question is one of the most frequently asked questions at the St. Thomas Sailing Center. Where can I find a sailing partner? The Sailing Center has compiled a simple list of the best ways to meetup and connect with other people looking for a sailing partner. Click the button below to learn how to connect with your sailing buddy today.

 

About

St.Thomas Sailing Center

 

The St. Thomas Yacht Club has introduced a unique concept of sailing instruction, boat access and racing through the opening of the St. Thomas Sailing Center. The Sailing Center offers sailing opportunities to both residents and visitors.

Now you can sail whenever you want, or race on a regular basis without the need to own a boat.

Learn to sail or learn to race or learn to cruise with the guidance of a professional coach, and be able to do any of these things in one of the most perfect sailing venues and one of the most beautiful places in the world.

​Join the St. Thomas Yacht Club, sign up for Boat Access and you’ll be able to sail whenever and as often as you like at no additional cost beyond the annual Boat Access Fee.

 

Become part of a community of like minded people who share a passion for sailing.

New To Sailing

Sailing offers a whole new world of excitement, adventure, friendships and fun.
If you’re a newcomer, here are a few of the ways we can help you get started

Take a Tour

Take a tour. Call or visit the Center anytime. During the season we’re open 9:00am to sunset seven days a week. We are happy to show you our boats and facilities and discuss which of our courses or Boat Access programs would be best for you.

Because every person’s sailing experience is unique, we find that a conversation with our senior staff is often the best way to match your sailing skills and interests with our programs.

Come to one of our Open Houses

Twice each season we offer free sailing and refreshments to everyone. Spend an afternoon at the St. Thomas Yacht Club and go for a sail (or two) with one of our experienced skippers. It’s a great way to get to know our community and experience sailing! This season our first Open House will be Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1 – 4 pm.

Learn to sail course

When you’re ready to take the first step, sign up for a Learn to Sail course. This course will give you a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of the sport..

Come try out racing

Many of our racing teams are looking for last minute crew, both on Saturday afternoons from January through the end of April and Friday evenings May through July. Sometimes just being here at the right time can get you onto a racing team, or at least have an opportunity to try it out. Click here to see the racing schedule for the season.

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Sailing Courses

 

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LEARN TO SAIL

LEARN TO SAIL

Advanced Course

Advanced Course

Cruising Course

Cruising Course

Racing Course

Racing Course

Private lessons

Private lessons

Intro to Hobie cat sailing

Intro to Hobie cat sailing

Get your Bareboat Certification

 This 7-day intensive program will get you from limited sailing experience to becoming qualified and certified to bareboat charter in places like the Virgin Islands. The program includes the most important cruising related elements of our Learn to Sail, Advanced and Cruising Courses. Spend Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday learning to sail on an IC-24. Wednesday through Saturday morning you will learn to cruise in the waters of St. Thomas and St John while circumnavigating both islands.

bareboat certification

bareboat certification

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Blue Water Membership

All our major courses include a Blue Water Membership ​in the St. Thomas Yacht Club for 30 days, where you can enjoy all the amenities the club has to offer: bar, restaurant, tennis and squash courts, beach, etc. In addition, to practice your new skills, you may sign up for Blue Water Boat Access and sail our IC-24s and/or Hobie Waves for the duration of your Blue Water Membership. You can sail with family or friends, or other Members with Boat Access—practice and internalize the skills you’ve learned during your course all while having the vacation of a lifetime.

 

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Racing Vacations

The Virgin Islands in the winter is one of the most amazing sailing venues in the world. Air temperature is 82 every day, the water is warm, blue and beautiful and the wind almost always blows around 10-15 knots out of the East. Our sheltered bay is an exceptional racing area and when we incorporate ‘round the island races into the mix, the scenery is spectacular.

 

 

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Racing Vacations

The Virgin Islands in the winter is one of the most amazing sailing venues in the world. Air temperature is 82 every day, the water is warm, blue and beautiful and the wind almost always blows around 10-15 knots out of the East. Our sheltered bay is an exceptional racing area and when we incorporate ‘round the island races into the mix, the scenery is spectacular.