Now well established in our repetoire, BodyHoliday’s Sailing Club & School brings guests an exhilarating new way to experience the Caribbean. Sailing courses are led by expert instructors on X-Treme 26 sailboats by G-Force, a leading maker of high-performance sailing yachts, for those who want to try their hand at the sport or sailors who want to improve their skills.
The Sailing school fleet comprises “Aurora Rose” – a J-24 racer; “Blue” and “Reef”, our state of the art X-TREME 26 race boats and in addition we have a number of Hobie Cats and Hobie Cat 16s.
We invite all to take part in our weekly Saturday sailing regattas. Not only are they fun-filled, but they are also a great way to meet new people all while testing your sailing abilities. Our Watersports Team takes pride in preparing old and new sailors alike, helping all gain an equal chance at winning the weekly regatta trophy.
Introduction to Sailing
The BodyHoliday Intro to Sailing is a 60 minute sailing experience designed to introduce you to the different aspects of sailing including hoisting the main sail, flying the jib, and winching the sails. This is a great way to discover the fun and excitement of sailing a keelboat.
60 minutes (Included)
Private Sailing Lessons
Whether you are completely new to sailing or experienced, private sailing lessons are the fastest and best way to accomplish your sailing goals. Our sailing coaches can deliver comprehensive and meaningful private lessons targeting any areas that need improvement.
2 hours $150
Foundation Sailing Course
This is a short practical sailing course which progresses you through our sailing fleet. You will start with a 1 hour lesson on the Hobie Cat (13ft) to master the basics, then you will progress to an hour lesson on the larger Hobie Wave 16 (16ft) which introduces the use of the jib before your final 2 hour lesson on either the J-24 or the X-Treme 26 Keel Boats.
4 Hours $200
ASA Sailing Courses
BodyHoliday is an American Sailing Association affiliated school. We offer a range of ASA sailing courses starting from the basics in the ASA 101, and up to more advanced sailing skills in the ASA 103. Upon successful completion of your course, you will be presented with an official ASA license which is internationally recognized.
ASA 101 Course
The ASA 101 course will take you through 12 hours (over 3 days) of on and off the water training. Starting on our J-24 you will learn;
Basic sailing terminology
Maneuvers and points of sail
Navigation rules and aids to navigation
Safety gear and procedures
To sail and perform man overboard drills
Successful completion of the 101 course grants the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat (20 – 25 feet) by day in light winds (15 knots) and sea conditions.
Course Price: $395
ASA 103 Course
The ASA 103 course is the next step after completing your ASA 101. You continue to build on your solid foundation of knowledge and practice on and off the water. The ASA 103 delves into Costal Cruising skills and abilities. You will;
Fine tune your sailing skills and sailboat terminology
Further understand safety equipment & procedures
Understand navigation and weather
Learn to prepare a sail plan
Increase Seamanship and Emergency skills
Maneuver a vessel under sail and under power.
Successful completion of the 103 course grants the ability to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat (25 – 35 feet) by day in moderate winds (20 knots) and sea conditions.
Course Price: $395
Treat yourself to a half-day private charter on board Aurora Rose, our 24 foot sailboat and explore St Lucia’s exotic coast line. Feel the wind in your hair as you set sail on the Caribbean Sea. Drop anchor in Rodney Bay and cool off with a swim. Then enjoy a picnic and some bubbles.
For the real sailing enthusiasts you can take one of our new the X-Treme 26 sailboats and race down to Marigot Bay or even dash across the Martinique channel to diamond rock and back.
Note: These charters include a skipper and can accommodate a party of up to 4 guests.