The Siren Song of the British Virgin Islands in the sweet Caribbean is calling to us again! We Canadian sailors need a bit of sun, sand, surf and sailing before the Christmas season hits our west coast. It's Cooper Boating FLOTILLA time!! December 3 to 13th 2011. This year we are going to arrive on the island of Tortola on Saturday the 3rd of December in the afternoon OR if you can get an early flight, the morning of Sunday Dec.4th, 2011.The flotilla schedule is for ten days so we'll be departing the boats on the 13th of December, 2011. Our itinerary will take us to all the favorite stops and spots .... the Baths for snorkeling, Norman Bight, the Indians for diving, Virgin Gorda Sound, White Bay and Sandy Cay, and socializing in Cane Garden Bay! Charter your own boat with friends and family OR join one of the boats with a mentoring skipper from the Canadian Yachting Association and work on mileage and certifications if so desired. For bareboat pricing or for per person pricing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 604.683.6837 ext. 19 or cell at 604.789.2995. TIPS to be supplied: Flight routing - What gear to take - Where we'll be visiting - Provisioning info - Sailing certs available - Assistance with BOAT choosing
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Subject: Carribbean 2011 - Courses and Flotilla (Posted on Nov 26, 2010 at 03:06PM)
The winter hit us early and promises to be long and cold here on BC's West Coast so we are heading to the other coast ...... and a lot further south! The British Virgin Islands have long been a favouite cruising destination of all the Cooper Boating sailors and we are planning on being there from the middle of March to the middleof April 2011, coming home just in time for the Annual Easter Flotilla from Vancouver to the Northern Gulf Islands: YOU get to show off your tan!
Stage One - INTRODUCTION TO CATAMARAN SAILING Boarding Sunday night, March 13th Soper's Hole,Tortola - BVI Double cabins on 44 to 50 foot boats - get CYA AND/OR IYT certification Returning to Soper's Hole, Tortola before Noon on the 20th of March.
Stage Two - FLOTILLA SAILING Boarding Sunday night, March 20th in Tortola at Roadtown or Soper's Hole. Join as a skipper with your own crew on your favorite size sailboat or catamaran. 7 Day bareboat yacht charters priced per size of boat: call for quotes. Join as a CREW member on a boat with a CYA/IYT instructor to guide you through your first bareboat chartering experience. (14 days available)
Returning before Noon on 27th of March, Roadtown or Soper's Hole.
Stage Three - MORE FLOTILLA SAILING Boarding Sunday night, March 27th in Tortola at Roadtown or Soper's Hole. Join as a skipper with your own crew on your favorite size sailboat or catamaran. 7 Day bareboat yacht charters priced per size of boat: call for quotes. Join as a CREW member on a boat with a CYA/IYT instructor to guide you through your first bareboat chartering experience.
Returning before Noon on April 03,Roadtown or Soper's Hole.
Stage Four - CRUISE AND LEARN 'TROPICAL FLAVOUR' Boarding Sunday night April 03 in Roadtown, Tortola - BVI This 7 day program leads to a Canadian Yachting Association's Basic Cruising Standard and Coast Guard Operator's License.(PCOC)
CONTACT MARLA TODAY FOR PRICING. Check out her 7 day ITINERARY. To book a charter outside of these dates, check here. Also stay tuned or get in touch with Marla about the Croatia flotilla coming in September 2011.