- Caribbean, Caribbean; Multi-Country Programs, Multi-Country Programs; Programs at Sea, Programs at Sea; Marigot, Saint Martin
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
On board, take the helm, plot your course and navigate by GPS, night sail guided by the stars, snorkel reefs teeming with marine life, catch dinner on an afternoon sail, anchor in secluded island hideaways. Learn about ocean currents and weather patterns as well as seamanship and safety at sea on the way to earning your International Yacht Training (IYT) International Crew, Radio Operator, Watchkeeper and Flotilla Skipper certifications. On island, venture up to volcanic craters blanketed in vibrant rainforest before scouting local markets to provision for the next leg of our journey. Bequia, Mustique, Canouan...explore islands few have heard of, in ways ordinary tourists do not.; Visit Bequia's historic whaling town and port. Absorb the tranquility and beauty of the tiny Iles des Saintes. Leap off Grenada's Concord Falls into crystal pools. Trek the dense tropical jungles of Dominica. Investigate untouched beaches and pristine marine parks. In all, explore more than fifteen islands rich in French, British and Spanish colonial histories.
Earn 2 credits in Leadership and multiple IYT certifications while exploring the Caribbean's most spectacular ecosystems. Learn passage planning, sail theory, navigation, and meteorology on this 600 mile sail training program across the Caribbean from St. Martin to Grenada. The program is designed for those looking for a rare adventure that is rigorous and educational. Heading into our final port, you are an accomplished sailor. You have grown in your ability to work within a group and lead a team. You have forged lifelong friendships. You have gone places few have gone, accomplished things few have accomplished. By the end of our journey, you have developed a new awareness of the world, a greater sense of self and confidence in leadership.
Program costs include tuition, housing, meals, excursions, orientation, airport pick-up & drop off, and student support throughout the entire program. It does not include international airfare.
- Setting Description:
- Get set for the adventure odyssey of a lifetime. This voyage spans more than 600 nautical miles of the Lesser Antilles, from the Leeward Islands to just off the coast of South America. The 50-foot yacht you call home for the next month provides an outstanding environment for comprehensive sail training and wide-open adventure. This trip is not for everyone. Life aboard a boat can be challenging, demanding hard work and respect for your vessel and the sea. Yet the rewards of your experience, labor and training are great. You appreciate the subtleties of your yacht under sail. You learn firsthand about Caribbean culture and its people. You are a sailor, you are an explorer, and to the rest of the crew, you are part of a team. Together you create an unforgettable journey most sailors only dream about
Based on 2 Reviews
- A Summer of Sailing --> Memories That Will Last a Lifetime10/12/16
I really do not know how to put this trip in words. It changed my life. I learned so much, not just about leadership but about myself in the 34 days spent at sea the 850+ miles we sailed. I am not going to give you all the details of the trip because
you honestly need to go experience it yourself. It is absolutely the best experience ever. I loved it so much that I am applying to go on their Cambodia Microfinance trip this summer. But here is the link to a video that one of the girls made on the trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZhA10QTPs .read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Carribean Arc Sailing Program10/06/16
My time on during Carribean Arc Sailig Program was absolutely incredible. Not only was I able to hone in on my sailing skills, but I also met some amazing people. The instructors were always encouraging and high spirited. I learned so much and I'm so
glad I went on it!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend