STEP 2
The Five Step Plan to your Sailing Dream
Two Can Sail teaches Couples Cruising
Bareboat chartering with a flotilla
We have found many of the students completing their Bareboat Charter
course (104) find they still do not have the sea time aboard as Captains to feel
comfortable doing a solo charter. With a Flotilla, you have the advantage of
having guides and the other boats to help you with any issues that may arise
on your first time sailing as a team on your own. Jeff & Jean lead Flotillas for
the ASA and other organizations. Check our
Flotillas & Events page for our
next Flotilla.
Catamarans are chartered at a premium rate and it is often expensive to
charter one on your own. So, during the year, team Jeff & Jean offer
Try A Cat
sailings chartering a Catamaran so that couples thinking of trying a multihull
can get hands on practice without the expense of going it alone. The yacht will
be shared with other like minded sailors and we will review the pro’s and con’s
of different brands of Catamarans as well as the Cat versus monohull
questions.

Bareboat chartering on your own in Class 1 locales (e.g. BVI)
Moorings/Sunsail rate their destinations based on the level of challenge to sail
in each of the venues, and they will determine if your skill level matches the
destination. The ratings are 1 to 3 with 1 being the easiest. The British Virgin
Islands (BVI) is where most charter since, though rated a 1, it is really almost a
zero! Chartering also provides the opportunity to sail different types of boats
and learn which design features best fit your desired style of cruising.
Sailboat racing is a great way to refine sailing skills
Jean at ASA Members Week Antigua 2009
Pirate King & Queen Jeff & Jean at ASA Members Week 2010
Pirates joining ASA Flotilla led by Jeff & Jean
Sandy & Mark
Pine Island Sound with ASA Flotilla
Sailboat racing is a great way to
refine sailing skills
Pirate Party at ASA Flotilla
ASA Members Week in
Antigua, touring the yachts
Beneteau 37 available for charter at Sailing Florida Charters
Catalina 440 available for charter at Sailing Florida Charters
Hunter 41 available for charter at Sailing Florida Charters
Example available for bareboat
charter:  Beneteau 37
Example available for bareboat
charter:  Catalina 440
Example available for bareboat
charter:  Hunter 41
Cruising
Experience

Bareboat Charter,
Join Flotillas,
Sail new places
like the BVIs and
Abacos,
Read Sailing
magazines and
Books, Join in local
club races,
Go to boat shows
Get Cruising Experience