Blue Water Sailing School is one of the leaders in sailing education on cruising catamarans. We offer courses from Basic Sailing and Bareboat Chartering up to Advanced Coastal Cruising on large and comfortable cruising catamarans.
Our Cruising Catamaran course (Course A Plus Catamaran) is a weeklong live-aboard cruising course, offered at the Fort Lauderdale base, the Virgin Islands base and our location in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. The course combines the Basic Sailing (ASA 101), Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104), and Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114) levels of the ASA curriculum.
We are also one of the only sailing schools to offer a course in advanced catamaran cruising (Course C+ Cat: Advanced Catamaran Skipper). During this weeklong live-aboard cruising course you’ll sail from Fort Lauderdale, across the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas, and back again. Along the way, you’ll gain the hands-on experience you need to pass the Coastal Navigation (ASA 105), Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106), and Cruising Catamaran (ASA 114) ASA certification levels.
Please see ASA Course Descriptions for details on each certification standard.
We actually went somewhere (Key Largo), rather than returning to the dock each evening. The course was made to be an adventure, as well as simply instructional. The weather was “made to order” — sun and gentle breeze Saturday through Wednesday, then Force 8 for our ‘foul weather instruction’ on Thursday.Read More Testimonials
I thought it was an excellent, challenging course. It definitely wasn’t a “cruise.” The instructor expected a lot from the students. I like that.Read More Testimonials
I have nothing but the utmost praise for your entire operation and the quality of the instruction that I received. Al Hatch is a consummate instructor and brings to this activity a love and a passion that is genuine and expansive. I hope to be able to return to Blue Water to experience some of the higher-level courses of instruction, and I certainly would have no trouble at all recommending your company to anyone.Read More Testimonials