This exciting high-speed adventure takes off from Kralendijk and familiarize you with the west-coast of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.
The one of a kind 8-hours Sailing Clinic with the 50ft Ocean Racer CrossRoads learns you at a professional scale the tips and tricks of ocean sailing and racing. The also offered 4-hours Sailing Clinic is teaching the basics and the 6-hours Sailing Clinic is an extended course. But the 8-hours Sailing Clinic is a professional training. We teach you into detail how to helm the yacht and to handle the powerful winches. You learn about clouds and weather, satellite navigation, tacking with the running backstays and changing sails. Assuming that during the morning session you master the basics of sailing, you will speed up the yacht in the afternoon. It is a mind-blowing experience to see the mono-hull accelerating through the turquoise waters of Bonaire.
Participants will receive a by the skippers (both Yacht Master Ocean with combined 150,000 NM experience) signed certificate of competence, that you participated in a Professional Sailing Clinic (8 hours) on board of a 50ft Ocean Racer. This official document will carry your name and stipulate which disciplines of ocean sailing you master.
This is a true blast from start to finish; a fantastic experience for all thrill seekers who wish to know or once in their life what ocean racing is all about.
Note that you will always be responsible for your own safety during the trip and that you must follow the instructions of the skippers, who will always be concerned about your well-being. The skippers carry high credentials: both are certified Yacht Master Ocean with a combined 150.000 NM of experience. The yacht is rated in the race division of the Caribbean Sailing Association and is in full race condition with brand-new racing sails.
Not included: personal insurances (health care, belongings).
Costs all-in: a hard-core sailors lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks, cleaning and a signed certificate and a free drink rum/coke, gin/tonic, beer or wine upon arrival.