Prerequisites: Have at least one LeaderSail voyage successfully completed by the LeaderSail voyage start date.
No Previous Sailing Experience is Required.
Graduating Seniors and those enrolled in College are Allowed - If you are a graduating senior the semester before the LI 21 Day voyage, or if you are attending a college program and working on LeaderSail Instructor qualifications,you are still allowed to go. We like to have the leadership of the graduating seniors and college students on this trips
Sailing Credentials Available - Students not only develop their leadership skills and have a great time, but also have the ability to earn accredited sailing credentials. Certifications under International Yacht Training and US Naval Sailing Association (USNSA) are available. Students can typically earn International Crew/Senior Crew or International Watchkeeper/Watch Captain, while on the LI 21 Day. With multiple trips it may be possible to demonstrate your knowledge and experience to earn the International Bareboat Skipper qualification.
The Leeward Island 21 Day Voyage includes everything in the LI 14 day trip, plus so much more. Travel to three additional countries. Experience true blue water sailing. Hike and explore the cloud shrouded mysteries of the mountain rainforest of Saba. Scale the summit of the highest peak in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Sail further down the chain to the Islands of St. Kitts and St. Nevis, where you will walk the parapets of Brimstone Hill Fortress, the largest British fortification in the Americas, and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Caribbean. Zip line through mountain rainforests, while getting up close and personal with descendants of monkeys that migrated from western Africa almost 400 years ago. Witness the awesome destructive powers of volcanoes in Montserrat. Visit hidden grottos and boiling lakes in Dominica, Experience the thrill of standing at the foot of a 300 foot waterfall in Guadelupe. Snorkel the most remote and pristine reefs in this hemisphere, all while gaining additional sailing and blue water cruising experience. In turn, this will allow you to perfect your skills and qualify for more advanced certifications.
Day 1: Travel, Check-in and board the boat, Water Safety Brief, Pier side in Road Town
Day 2: Depart to Norman (Treasure) Island, Snorkel caves, Mooring at Norman Island
Day 3: Depart to Baths, Explore Baths, Mooring Cooper Island
Day 4: Depart for sailing practical, Mooring Leverick Bay
Day 5: Written Exam, Depart for Snorkeling at Eustacia Reef, Clear Out, Anchor at Eustacia Island
Day 6: Depart to Sombrero Island, Sailing Practical, Anchor Sombrero Island
Day 7: Explore Sombrero Island, Snorkel, Prep for Departure to Saba
Day 8: Arrive Saba, Clear Customs, Mooring at Saba
Day 9: Hike the Saba Rainforest, Mooring at Saba
Day 10: Depart for St. Kitts, Clear Customs, Anchor St. Kitts, Dinner in St. Kitts
Day 11: Brimstone Hill Fortress, Sugar Museum and Rain Forest Zip Line Experience. Anchor St. Kitts
Day 12: Depart for Dominica, Anchor Dominica, clear customs
Day 13: Explore Plymoth, Witches Hut set from Pirates of the Caribbean, hike the grottos.
Day 14: Clear boat, Depart for Guadeloupe, arrive Guadeloupe, clear customs
Day 15: Explore island, hike to falls
Day 16: Clear boat, Depart for Montserrat, anchor Montserrat, clear customs
Day 17: Tour Island, witness volcanic destruction for overlook, clear customs,Dinner Ashore
Day 18: Depart for St. Martin, Pierside at Bobby's Marina
Day 19: Depart for BVI, Clear in at Jost Van Dyke, Anchor White Beach
Day 20: White Beach, Depart for Road Town, Pierside at Road Town
Day 21 Depart for St. Thomas, Board flight home.