Learn to sail course

This course will teach you to sail safely and confidently

Learn To Sail Course


Guest Member

Blue Water Membership Included


Annual Member


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This introductory course is based on the world-reknowned Basic Keelboat course developed by U.S. Sailing and has successfully seen the graduation of hundreds of new, competent and safe sailors here at the St. Thomas Sailing Center. You will learn all the fundamental skills: rigging, points of sail, tacking, jibing, reefing, landing at a mooring, navigation with chart and compass, and an introduction to spinnaker handling. If you would like Basic Keelboat certification from US Sailing, that is an option as well!



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Advanced Course
IC-24 Access at STSC
Sailing your own small keelboat
US Sailing Basic Keelboat ($50 additional)

Vacation Week Format

Monday through Friday
Class 10am – noon
Sailing  1- 4pm Mon – Thur

Friday’s Class features an
all day Sail to St. John
Practice navigation, moor for a picnic lunch
and swim in the most
beautiful waters in the world.

Weekend Format

Held over two consecutive weekends
Saturday/Sunday, Saturday/Sunday
Class 10am – noon, Sailing 1 – 5pm

Special Holiday /

Long Weekend Format

Held (usually) Thur-Sun
Class 10am – noon, Sailing 1 – 5pm

This year we are offering some special holiday courses, and some long weekend format courses.  All of these formats end with the final day of the course joining one of St. Thomas Yacht Club adventure sails!

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Vacation Week Format

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