Prerequisites: Have at least one semester of high school experience by the LeaderSail voyage start date.
No Previous Sailing Experience is Required.
Graduating Seniors are Allowed - If you are a graduating senior the semester before the BVI 8 Day voyage, you are still allowed to go. We like to have the leadership of the graduating seniors on our 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 the International Crew/Senior Crew or International Watchkeeper/Watch Captain, while on the BVI 8 Day Voyage.
The British Virgin Island 8 day voyage provides 8 Days of leadership development, sail training and island/marine exploration. Learn to sail in the fabulous waters of the British Virgin Islands aboard a 50 ft sloop. Snorkel crystal blue waters filled with vibrant marine life, explore the real world Treasure Island, world famous Baths, and the Bubbly Pond of Jost Van Dyke. Enjoy all of this while developing the leadership skills that will help you succeed in the world of tomorrow. Join us for an adventure you will never forget and experience things others can only imagine.
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, Anchor Savanah Bay
Day 4: Depart for sailing practical, Mooring Leverick Bay
Day 5: Written Exam, Depart for Snorkeling at Dog Islands, Anchor at Green Cay and Sandy Spit
Day 6: Depart and finish sailing practical on way to Jost Van Dyke, Hike to Bubbly Pond, Anchor Great Harbour
Day 7: Depart to White Beach, Explore White Beach, Depart for Road Town, Pier side in Road Town
Day 8: Clear Boat, Depart for St. Thomas, Travel Home