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From November to March, we offer

Our elementary, intermediate, and advanced Cruising Sail Training
in the Caribbean: Martinique and Saint Lucia or Guadeloupe.

Crédit : Pat Nault Villeneuve


This course aims to enable you to sail safely, as a competent skipper or crew member, on a 6- to 10-meter sailboat equipped with an inboard or outboard motor in familiar waters, by day, in moderate wind and sea conditions.


It consists of practical and theoretical training. 

We invite you to consult Voile Canada's complete Brevet Voile Croisière Élémentaire description.

Practical training includes:

  • seamanship  (nautical knots);

  • departure from the quay and docking;

  • sea gaits (close, cross, reach, etc.);

  • maneuvers: tacks, gybes, man overboard, etc.

  • safety equipment required;

  • emergencies;

  • weather impact;

  • appropriate crew behaviour;

  • basic introduction to the Canadian navigation system;

  • Etc. 

Navigation map

2-step assessment:

  • Practical exam on the 4th day of training;

  • Theoretical exam, a written test of 2 hours based on the book “Introduction to cruising sailing”, published by Sail Canada in 2021, given after the practical exam.​

Discover our winter 2023-2024 calendar as well as our fees!


This course reinforces the skills developed in the "Basic Cruising Sailing" and "Basic Coastal Navigation" courses. Students will need to acquire the skills and experience necessary for successful "live aboard" cruising. You can take part in this training as part of a group or with friends!

Life on board

Since this is a "LIFE ABOARD" course, we'll be sailing between 4 and 6 hours a day over a distance of around 120 Mn. We'll carry out numerous maneuvers (tacking, gybing, sailboat rigging, man-overboard recoveries).


We'll also take time to visit these magnificent islands, enjoy the beaches and multicoloured fish, and sample the local gastronomy.

During the week, as skipper, you'll have to prepare alternative routes, analyze the weather, open a route plan with the Coast Guard and lead the crew.

Crew members will also be asked to prepare one or two topos:

  • Managing life on board;

  • Seamanship;

  • Electrical system, batteries, etc;

  • Safety equipment;

  • Dead reckoning, taking stock;

  • How to react in emergency situations (grounding, water ingress, fire, etc.);

  • Interpret a weather report and plan a cruise according to the weather.

Bouer Securiter

2-step assessment:


Prerequisites :

  • Brevet de voile élémentaire (basic cruising sailing certificate) or Brevet d'équipier compétent de croisière élémentaire (basic cruising competent crew member certificate);

  • Training for the Brevet de Navigation côtière élémentaire begun;

  • Operator Card (PCOP) ;

  •  Restricted Radiotelephone Operator’s Certificate (Marine) with DSC endorsement (VHF) ;

  • Ten days' experience as a crew member or skipper.

Click on this link to obtain more information on le brevet de navigation voile croisière intermédiaire.


Martinique and Saint-Lucia

Nouveau ! Cet hiver, nous vous proposons 3 destinations :

  • La Martinique et Saint-Lucie

  • La Martinique vers les îles de la Guadeloupe, via la Dominique (et vice-versa)

  • Les îles de la Guadeloupe


November and December 2023

  • From November 25 to December 2 :

    •  aboard an Océanis 46.1 3 cabins from 2022 - FULL

    • aboard a Dufour 460 GL, 4 cabins from 2020 6 PLACES;

  • From December 2 to 9 : ​​

    • aboard an Océanis 46.1 3 cabins from 2022 - FULL;

    • aboard a Sun Odyssey 440 4 cabins from 2023 - 6 PLACES;

Coucher de Soleil

Prices :

  • $1,890 per week of navigation per person, double occupancy ;

  • $2,990per week of navigation per person, single occupancy in a double cabin.



  • From 20 to 27 January : aboard an Océanis 46.1 3 cabins from 2022 - 2 PLACES

  • From January 27 to February 3: aboard an Océanis 46.1 3 cabins from 2022 - 1 PLACE

Vessel position

Price per person:

  • 1 990 $ per week based on double occupancy - Rear Cabin ;

  • 2 190 $ per week based on double occupancy - Front Cabin ;

  • 2 990 $ per week based on single occupancy in a double rear cabin.

Guadeloupe: Marie-Galante and Les Saintes

Baie vu aérienne

MARCH 2024


  • From March 2 to 9 : aboard a 2016 Dufour 500, 5 cabins - 2 PLACES ;

  • From March 9 to 16 : aboard a 2016 Dufour 500, 5 cabins - 3 PLACES.

Price per person :

  • 2 290 $ per week based on double occupancy ;

  • 3 290 $ per week based on  single occupancy in a double cabin.

Capitaine Jack


  • Access to the sailboat and navigation from one island to another according to the navigation plan, with Captain;

  • Training ;

  • examination fees;

  • Mandatory contribution to the FICAV (0.35%).

Does not include:

  • The plane ticket and the transfer to the airport;

  • On-board cash register costs: food, diesel, port and mooring costs: around 200 euros.

Booking terms:​

  • 20% deposit upon booking, 30% 3 months before departure and 50% remaining to be paid 1 month before departure.

  • Each week will accommodate a maximum of 6 team members.

Booking procedure :​

  • Deposit of 20% on booking, 30% 3 months before departure and remaining 50% to be paid 1 month before departure.


We invite you to complete this intent form. The Captain will contact you to get to know you and answer your questions.

Afterwards ?

You will then receive an email containing a second form to complete so that the travel agency can contact you to offer you the best offers according to your needs and collect your deposit, thus finalizing your registration and guaranteeing you a place on board.

Let the adventure begin!



  • If you cancel more than 60 days before your departure and you have already paid the total amount due, we will refund 50% of this amount.

  • If you cancel less than 60 days before departure, we will not issue a refund.

  • Of course, you can take out cancellation insurance in the event of force majeure with the travel agency.

The prices advertised on our site are valid if you purchase services during the same session. If you disconnect from our site, the prices may be different on your next session.

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