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British Virgin Islands (BVI) Sailing with The Moorings

Offshore Sailing School is the Official Sailing School for The Moorings, the world's premier bareboat charter company 


Imagine learning how to sail and cruise the deep azure waters of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), with the wind powering your sails as your boat glides through the passages of Sir Francis Drake Channel.

Offshore Sailing School can help you learn to sail or get your bareboat cruising certification at two beautiful locations in the BVI while enjoying all that these beautiful islands have to offer. Our Live-Aboard Cruising BVI Sailing School is located at The Mariner Inn & Marina in Road Harbor, on the south side of the  capital island of Tortola. And our new resort-based sailing school is now open at the luxurious Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina just a few minutes by ferry from the airport on Beef Island.

An excellent launching point for your British Virgin Islands sailing adventure, the British Virgin Islands offers perfect conditions, including 10 to 20-knot trade winds, beautiful deep waters, sandy beaches, and breathtaking scenery.

"Seriously amazing. Each day was better than the next. Can't wait to come back and do my liveaboard soon!" – Christine Gordon - New York, NY

Christine took the Offshore Sailing School 5-day Learn to Sail course in BVI, March 2012 and sent us the header photo above, the picture here of Christine on the bow of a Coglate 26 heading back into port, and the last photo on this page.

John and Linda Harris, professional photographers, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2012 while taking our Learn to Sail course in the British Virgin Islands. That course schedule allows half-days to explore and enjoy the sights. The beautiful photos in the slide show below are courtesy of John and Linda Harris. See more of their work here.


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Whether you’ve never been sailing before or have some experience under your belt, our BVI Sailing School offers a number of courses to suit your interest and skill level:

"Our expectations for Live Aboard Cruising were high. Offshore Sailing School deliered with excellent instruction, a challenging and confidence-building itinerary, an awesome boat and shore facilities at The Moorings base, and a fantastic sialing venue in the British Virgin Islands. What a way to spend our 25th Anniversary!"
David and Amy Werner - Belmont, MI

Your BVI Sailing School

"Simply a life changing experience. I am a sailor forever."
David Roderick - New York, NY

BVI sailing offers up an experience of a lifetime with every port you visit. Offshore Sailing School will teach you how to sail or help you earn advanced certifications as you enjoy the unique scenery at each port in your journey. More than 60 islands make up the archipelago, which makes British Virgin Islands sailing a unique experience every day of your visit!

Offshore Sailing School’s BVI Sailing School offers a stimulating and fun learning experience for families, couples, groups or anyone who wants to get into the sailing lifestyle. Group sizes are small to ensure that everyone gets one-on-one instruction.

Enjoy the lush landscapes, sparkling, clear water and warm Caribbean breezes as you sail around the exotic island of Tortola (which means “turtle dove” in Spanish). Imagine yourself at the helm, sailing peacefully through island passages on calm, deep blue waters. For many reasons, in many seasons, BVI sailing offers up perfection for your Caribbean vacation. Read more about the British Virgin Islands Experience here.

Start Bareboat Chartering Now

Did you know Offshore Sailing School is the Official Sailing School for The Moorings? Since we teach on Moorings sailboats, you can extend your BVI sailing vacation with a BVI bareboat cruise charter following your course. We will make arrangements for you to continue on the same boat or pick another if you like. To learn more about Tortola sailing charter vacations with the best charter company in the world, visit our partner www.Moorings.com.

Call 888-454-7015 or request a quote to book the the greatest vacation you'll ever have! We guarantee it! 

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