Discover the fun of cruising and acquire the skills you need to charter and cruise on your own

Cruising Course


couple sailboat sailing

Cruising Course

STYC Blue Water Membership Included


STYC Annual Member* $1500

*For information on St. Thomas Yacht Club
Annual Membership please call, email
or visit STYC Membership page.

Discover the fun of cruising and acquire the skills and confidence needed to charter and cruise on your own. Wednesday through Saturday morning  live-aboard course includes cruise planning and provisioning, diesel engine operation, onboard systems, docking under power, seamanship and advanced navigation techniques. You will circumnavigate the beautiful US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. John while practicing sail handling, entering unfamiliar harbors at night, anchoring,  and learning techniques for handling a variety of different conditions with confidence.


Learn To Sail Course or equivalent experience

Taught on:
Hanse 385

Prepares you for:
Bareboat charter in places like the Virgin Islands, cruising on your own boat

Optional Certification:
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising (included in course fee)


Wednesday 9am – Saturday 2pm
Live aboard

Course Dates


  • December 6-9


  • January 17-20
  • February 21-24
  • March 20-23
  • April 17-20
  • May 29 – June 1
  • July 17-20

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