Even though catamarans haven’t really penetrated into New England in any great numbers yet, these huge cats have multiplied like mice in areas between the Chesapeake Bay and Caribbean. Monohulls are definitely the minority within the Virgin Island charter scene these days.
The combination of luxurious accommodations below and huge expanses for sun bathing, lounging, and socializing on deck, have made these “party platforms” that heel very little and drive like buses all the rage – for those who can afford them!
Black Rock Sailing School offers ASA 114 Catamaran Cruising certification in the Virgin Islands November through April! If you already have ASA 104, this certification can be included in a seven day sailing vacation. Those who are certified up to ASA 103, combine the catamaran cruising certification with ASA 104 Bareboat Charter certification in a seven day ASA 104/114 combo course.
Learn the intricacies of sailing a catamaran. In certain conditions, frequently found in the Virgin Islands, simply tacking a catamaran may take some finesse. We will focus on big boat maneuvers like docking, anchoring, mooring pick up/release, crew overboard recovery, sail handling, systems management, and so much more!
Give us a call to discuss your goals and our availability/pricing!
See our Virgin Island & Exuma, Bahamas instruction page for pricing!