2022 Down South Winter Sailing Courses


Forget the snow shovels and head down to the Caribbean with Advantage Boating! Combine adventure and learning in an awesome sailing venue this winter to experience a different type of vacation.

Join Advantage Boating in the Caribbean for a wonderful sailing vacation. We use only the finest ingredients – the perfect locations, ideal boats, outstanding instructors and comprehensive courses. Discover the endless freedom that a new world of recreational enjoyment has to offer.  (Read more about the BVI’s )


Our courses are based out of the luxurious Scrub Island Resort in the beautiful British Virgin Islands!

2022 BVI course brochure:  Click here

Comprehensive Programs

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  • Basic Cruising
  • Mileage Builder
  • Intermediate Cruising
  • Advanced Cruising

Our programs are designed to maximize your learning and enjoyment. Not only will you be learning how to sail or further develop your sailing skills, but you’ll also be mesmerized by the turquoise waters, beautiful anchorages and spectacular scenery as you explore the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Our courses exceed Sail Canada standards, enabling you to attain internationally recognized certification. Long after taking your course you will have lots of good stories to tell and new practical skills and certifications that will open the door to a lifetime of endless sailing fun.

Ron Schute

Outstanding Instructors

We hire only the best instructors to be your vacation hosts. We look for individuals who share our commitment to your successful learning experience. Our Sail Canada certified instructors have extensive sailing experience as well as superb teaching and interpersonal skills.

Ideal Boats

  • Beneteau, Dufour and Jeanneau boats (3-4 cabin and about 41′) are used for our courses in the BVIs.
  • Comfortable. Well-equipped. Well maintained. Great for learning!
  • These are the essential qualities for the ideal course boat.

Our boats offer unparalleled cruising performance. Students are easily accommodated in well-ventilated double cabins as well as single berths. Standard features include hot and cold running water, freshwater deck showers, full galley including refrigeration, a barbecue, large head, a stereo, and a dinghy with an outboard engine.

Our boats’ combination of on-board amenities and sailing performance make them ideal for your learning vacation


Great food is the last ingredient to round out your fabulous holiday. Our live-aboard course menu is based on an assortment of healthy foods to make up well-balanced satisfying meals. Six breakfasts, six lunches and three dinners are provided. Personal beverages are left to your discretion and remaining dinners ashore allow you to sample the local cuisine.

Our fully-equipped galley allows food to be easily prepared and cooked to perfection.


“People couldn’t understand why I described it as “the best week of my life”. People couldn’t quite understand why Lynne would even consider going. But, after the fact, we would all say it was a wonderfully fun and thrilling experience. “
– Catherine Stedman

Read Catherine Steadman’s Complete Story on her BVI based course!


Course Package Includes…

  • 8 days & 7 nights cruising, learning and exploring in the beautiful waters surrounding the British Virgin Islands
  • All text and course material
  • Superior instruction from a Sail Canada certified instructor
  • Sail Canada cruising exam , certification and logbook
  • BVI cruising tax, sailing & park permits and VISAR fees
  • Standard double (shared) cabin
  • Split provisioning (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners on board)
  • Maximum 4 students for the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced & Mileage Builder programs.
  • Upon successful completion of the course you will be certified with the Sail Canada Basic Cruising, Intermediate Cruising or Advanced Cruising internationally recognized certifications.
  • The opportunity to obtain IYT (ICC & IBS) certifications

2022 FEE:  $2690 USD per person (based on double occupancy in a cabin or single in the salon).  2022 BVI Vacation Sailing Course Brochure.

2022 APPLICATION FORMS (Please click here to download and fill out form):  2022 BVI Sailing Course Application Form.


Please Note
Advantage Boating reserves the right to alter program content, boat sizes or types and schedule due to exigencies beyond its control. While Beneteau, Dufour and Jenneau boats are the regular boats used in this program, we reserve the right to substitute suitable yachts as necessary.