Grenada & Grenadines Sailing

Join us sailing in the lush and verdant "Spice Isle of the Caribbean".

Bareboat, ICC & RYA Day Skipper Certifications Available


Bali CatamaranWhere: Grenada & the Grenadines
When: Dec 9th - 16th
Price: $4,250 per cabin ($2,125/person if double-occupancy)
($100 discount if paying directly by cash or check)

Vessels: Lagoon 450 Catamaran
Captain: Capt. Mark Thompson

Certifications Options*: ICC, Bareboat, RYA Day Skipper

Prerequisite: No prior experience required. Participants should have both a willingness and capacity to learn sailing and participate in all sailing activities on the yacht.

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The voyage will take place aboard a comfortable, spacious and fully provisioned four cabin Lagoon 450 catamaran. Our Grenada sailing route will comprise a series of day sails beginning at St. George’s on Grenada, the lush, verdant Isle of Spice and then northwest into the Grenadines through unspoiled islands and breathtaking anchorages that may include:

  • Tyrrel Bay on Carriacou
  • Petite St. Vincent
  • Union Island - “Tahiti of the Caribbean” and home of Happy Island!
  • Saltwhiste Bay on Mayreau
  • Tobago Cays Marine Park
  • Mustique
  • Bequia

Sailing in Grenada is ideal for a range of skill levels, the winds are consistently southeasterly and winds range from 10kts to a healthy 25kts. It's a sailing playground aboard a Bali Catamaran!

Tobago Cays are an aquamarine jewel offering excellent diving and snorkeling as well as swimming with sea turtles behind the protection of Horseshoe Reef. You will dinghy ashore to uninhabited Petit Bateau and enjoy freshly grilled lobster and fish expertly prepared by locals, and boat boys are eager to resupply your vessel with necessities like homemade banana bread, fruit, fresh fish and lobster.

Mayreau, Bequia and the private island of Mustique all afford unique options to go ashore to explore, and to enjoy a meal in one of several excellent restaurants.

Enjoy the wild, unspoiled beauty of the islands, the warmth of their inhabitants and the consistent, favorable winds that make Grenada and the Grenadines an incredible sailing ground not to be missed.

Catamaran sail training is included throughout the entire trip.

Price per cabin is $4,250 ($2,125/person if two in a cabin).

Included in the cabin price are linens and towels, all meals and snacks while aboard, water and soft beverages, fuel and moorage.

Not included are transportation, meals ashore, hotels, excursions, alcoholic beverage of your choice, and additional certification training materials.

We'll coordinate travel arrangements with all participants.

Prerequisites: No prior sailing experience is required, but all participants need a willingness to learn sailing and capacity to actively participate in all aspects of sailing the yacht. Sailing can be adventurous, rigorous and challenging, but the rewards of freedom of the open water, connecting with nature, disconnecting from the modern world, discovering islands and new ports, and self-confidence are tremendous. If you enjoy adventures, then once on the water you'll wonder why you haven't been sailing all along!

*Certifications: You'll receive Catamaran training from one of the World's foremost Catamaran experts, and regardless of certifications. For those wanting certifications: Bareboat OR RYA Day Skipper (not both) and ICC (International Certificate of Competence) are available upon merit. By merit we mean successfully completing any prerequisite knowledge requirements, and more importantly successfully passing the instructor's assessment of your skills and competence.

Depending on the certification and your sailing background, the knowledge training may be an additional cost. For knowledge, we utilize NauticEd online and interactive courses - an advantage because your knowledge training and testing can be completed prior to the trip (i.e., more fun time).

Every sailor has unique backgrounds, needs and goals - and so we'll review your background and make specific preparatory training recommendations. Our goal's to save you time and money; and focus on what's individually needed.


Meet RYA Instructor Capt. Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, ICC Training, RYA Instructor, Catamaran ExpertMark Thompson
RYA & NauticEd Instructor, ICC Assessor, Catamaran Expert

Mark Thompson with Yachting Education is the Assessor. He is an RYA Sailing Instructor with over 20 years of instruction experience. Mark's one of the best, is very patient and puts student at ease. While the ICC Assessment is pass-fail, Mark creates a positive and low-stress environment for candidates.

As the Principal and Chief Instructor for Yachting Education, Mark Thompson has a significant sailing resume including multiple Atlantic Ocean crossings and experience in Caribbean, Mediterranean, Australian and US waters.More about Capt. Thompson

Mark's career has centered on charter catamarans including a 5 year captaincy aboard the luxury yacht S/Y Lone Star. At 85ft LOA she was at one point the largest charter catamaran in the Caribbean and after crossing the Atlantic, Mark and his crew hosted families on more than 100 weeks of charter.

Mark is a Chief Instructor accredited under NauticEd & RYA programs and has taught hundreds of students in the art of sailing and the nuances of running catamarans. One critical issue he shares is the ability to smoothly and silently communicate and operate theses large powerful vessels.

Mark grew up in Melbourne Australia and joined the maritime industry after a career converting inner city office buildings into trendy apartments. During a year spent traveling the world he discovered a sailing career while driving through Viareggio Italy and thought "you mean I get paid to sail?"

His love of sailing is infectious and his calm, patient demeanor has empowered hundreds of students to consider a bareboat charter and many to purchase their own boat. Whatever your level of expertise, the practical time spent with Mark will be enlightening and your certification will open up a world of sailing opportunities.


Registration

#1 The first step is completing the Voyage Booking Form. There's no obligation in submitting this application, and your information will be kept confidential.

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#2 We'll review the application and your sailing resume and discuss the details of the passage with you. The reason for this process is simple: these Vacation Adventures are a commitment, and we want to ensure that you're comfortable with the trip, training, requirements and details before committing.

#3  Payment: once any details are sorted out, a twenty (20%) per cent deposit shall be required at time of booking. The balance of course fees including any additional administrative fees, shall be payable in full sixty (60) days before departure, or within seven (7) days from the initial deposit when the departure date is within sixty (60) days.

Need Help? Contact Island SailingContact Chris Black at chris@islandsailing.org with questions, for more information or to sign-up!