Sailing with Tortola Sailing & Sights
Tortola Sailing and Sights is owned and run by sailors passionate about sharing their sailing knowledge with you. From complete beginners wanting to learn the ropes, to salty sailors who want to build miles, we welcome everyone.
With over 50 years combined sailing experience, everyone at Tortola Sailing and Sights has a passion for sailing. From relaxing sailing holidays, exciting races or Atlantic crossings, everyone here has a desire to share their knowledge and sailing stories.
Based in the beautiful picturesque Soper’s Hole marina, on Frenchmans Cay, Tortola Sailing and Sights is an accredited sailing school with ASA (American Sailing Association) and IYT ( International Yacht Training) .
Weather you are a sailing virgin on your first step into the sailing world, an intermediate sailor who wants to build up confidence and skills or an experienced sailor wanting to further your cruising qualifications, we will be able to help you move to the next level.
All our instructors are qualified IYT, ASA skippers, click here to find out more about the team.
We are lucky enough to teach sailing in the best sailing grounds in the world. The British Virgin Islands are blessed with fantastic sailing conditions all year round with brisk Christmas winds in December & January and steady trade-wind conditions for most of the remaining months of the year that generally only start to moderate in August and September. Crystal clear water makes coastal navigation simple, clear line of sight passages takes the mystique out of navigation, and we will teach you techniques that enable you to take advantage of the local currents and tides.
Putting it simply......there is no better place in the world to learn to sail!!
Whether you are starting with zero experience or are an experienced sailor, we have course to suit you. Our Beginner Sailing courses will take a complete beginner to a competent crew member/small keelboat skipper. If you want to skipper your own charter on vacation, we offer a beginners an intensive fasttrack course to Bareboat Skipper certificate. Our intermediate sailing courses will allow those with some knowledge of sailing to build on this to become a Bareboat Skipper for vacation charters. Our Advanced Sailing courses will build on your Bareboat Skipper qualifications to teach you more about navigation, coastal sailing and mile building opportunities.
Please don't hesitate to contact us as we would love to help you find the ideal course to suit your sailing plans.