Our Courses

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Basic Keelboat 101

See Detailed Information on Basic Keelboat Sailing Course Contents


Course Cost Time Payment Plan
Price pp for a 4 person class $350 $ 150.00 with Application and $ 20.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 3 person class $375 $ 175.00 with Application and $ 20.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 2 person class $495 $ 200.00 with Application and $ 30.00 per month for 12 months
Private lesson $875 $ 375.00 with Application and $ 50.00 per month for 12 months for Private Lesson

 

For the person whose business only allows them a short escape, come enjoy the Basic Keelboat course offered as a 2 day sailing immersion course. In which 6 hours of instruction are done on the water each day for 2 days, followed by testing and certification. This class is offered on the water and you will be immersed into the sailing world. But don't worry, with this kind of ocean time, you will experience and learn more than sailing. For those with more time, the class can be broken into 4 hours of instruction time on the water for 3 days. Learn the fundamentals of keel boat sailing, including sail theory and practice, terminology, Rules of the Road, safety equipment and procedures, Crew Overboard drills, more sailing practice, knots and much more. Observe the marine life that has opened it's world to you as you learn to sail.


Basic Coastal Cruising 103

Prerequisites: 101 See Detailed Information on Coastal Cruising Course Contents


Course Price Time Payment Plan
Price pp for a 4 person class $375 $ 175.00 with Application and $ 20.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 3 person class $400 $ 200.00 with Application and $ 20.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 2 person class $525 $ 225.00 with Application and $ 30.00 per month for 12 months
Private lesson $950 $ 350.00 with Application and $ 60.00 per month for 12 months for Private Lesson

This course prepares the individual to cruise safely in waters as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary sailboat up to 36 feet in length, in moderate winds and sea conditions. This course is offered as a 2 day course on water. This course is 6 hours/day and is a 2 day course. Testing and certification will be given after the completion of course. Prepare yourself with this class for the bareboat charter course.


Bareboat Chartering 104

Prerequisites: 101, 103 See Detailed Information on Bareboat Chartering Standard Course


Course Price Time Payment Plan
Price pp for a 4 person class $775 $ 275.00 with Application and $ 50.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 3 person class $825 $ 325.00 with Application and $ 50.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 2 person class $925 $ 425.00 with Application and $ 50.00 per month for 12 months
Private lesson $1495 $ 595.00 with Application and $ 90.00 per month for 12 months for Private Lesson

The basics of sailing and coastal cruising as outlined in the course descriptions as we sail off to Taboga Island. Sail and Listen as nature takes a deep breath. Wake up knowing that it is the wisdom of learning to sail that has open a new world of adventure and has allowed you independence to future endeavors. This is a 3 day course. The first two days are spent learning the basics of Keelboat sailing, then we sail off to the discover Taboga. Don't just dream to live.live the dream!


Coastal Navigation 105

See Detailed Information on Coastal Navigation Standard Course


Course Price Time Payment Plan
Price pp for a 4 person class $250 $ 50.00 with Application and $ 20.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 3 person class $300 $ 50.00 with Application and $ 25.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 2 person class $350 $100.00 with Application and $ 25.00 per month for 12 months
Private lesson $500 $150.00 with Application and $ 35.00 per month for 12 months for Private Lesson

You will learn to use the tide and current tables to find: Times and heights of tides at reference and secondary ports. The direction and rate of current at referenced and secondary stations. You will learn to convert courses and bearings between true, magnetic, and compass. You will also learn all the following:

  • Check compass deviation by means such as a transit bearing.
  • Plot a dead reckoning position on a chart using speed, time and course to steer.
  • Allow for the effect of current and leeway to plot the estimated position.
  • Determine a course to steer which takes into account known current and leeway.
  • Determine current given the course steered and speed and two observed positions.
  • Plot a chart position from terrestrial objects using Two or more bearings on different objects taken at one time.
  • Plot a chart position from terrestrial objects using Bearings at different times (i.e. a running fix).
  • Plot a chart position from terrestrial objects using Explain the terms and characteristics used for lighted navigation aids.
  • And much more…

 


Packaged Courses

Course Package A

Includes: Basic Keel 101, Basic Coastal Cruising 103


Course Price Time Payment Plan
Price pp for a 4 person class $675 $ 200.00 with Application and $ 50.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 3 person class $725 $ 225.00 with Application and $ 50.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 2 person class $925 $ 325.00 with Application and $ 60.00 per month for 12 months
Private lesson $1550 $ 550.00 with Application and $100.00 per month for 12 months for a Private Lesson

The basics of sailing and coastal cruising as outlined in course descriptions in daytime conditions. Includes ASA certification. This course is offered as a 4 day daytime course. Cruise by day as you learn to be a qualified sailor. Enjoy the abundance of marine wildlife as you learn to take control of your destiny. The nights belong to you…Discover Panama!


Course Package B

Prerequisites: Basic Keelboat 101, Basic Coastal Cruising 103, Bareboat Charter 104


Course Price Time Payment Plan
Price pp for a 4 person class $1395 $ 395.00 with Application and $ 100.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 3 person class $1495 $ 495.00 with Application and $ 100.00 per month for 12 months
Price pp for a 2 person class $1795 $ 595.00 with Application and $ 120.00 per month for 12 months
Private lesson $2850 $ 850.00 with Application and $ 200.00 per month for 12 months for Private Lesson

The basics of sailing and coastal cruising as outlined in the course descriptions as we sail off to Taboga. Sail into the sunset and listen as nature takes a deep breath. Wake up knowing that it is the wisdom of learning to sail that has open a new world of adventure and has allowed you independence to future endeavors. This is a 6 day course. The first two days are spent learning the basics of Keelboat sailing, then we sail off to the discover Taboga like you never discovered before. Don't just dream to live…live the dream!

 

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