Fly and sail in the most beautiful destinations on the planet with Afterguard. Picked from among the top cruising destinations.
A. Join the trip aboard an instruction boat. Can take 104 or and 114 courses in clear waters of our destinations.
B. If already certified, sign up as a skipper or 1st mate as part of the Afterguard flotilla
Destinations: Greece Sept 2018, Australia Feb 2019, Croatia Central Coast Sept 2019, BVI Jan 2020 - Ireland, France, Tahiti, Cuba, Antigua or Bahamas ?? So many places to sail, to see, yet only so much life to visit them. Ideas and requests welcome.
$2395 per cabin per week for most trips. Cabins can be solo or accommodate 2 people.
Skills: BK1 for crew/passengers, 103 for junior mates or 104/114 for first mates or skippers.
ASA courses = add $400 per course for ASA 104 or 114.
2018 Greece Flotilla (Sept 28-Oct 6th), 2019
Sailing trip through the Greek Isles leaving from Athens. Christian Hofmann will be our guide. Christian, brother of our instructor Gunther, has sailed the Greek Isles for 10 years. Club Rio/Delta Sailing Club will be joining our flotilla. They will fill two boats. We plan to fill 2-3. Can join this fun adventure by calling the office to reserve a cabin in either a mono or multi-hull boat. If want to take courses during the flotilla, can do so with Mary. Option to focus just on a course with Gunther in the week to follow
2017 Croatia North Coast
Our 2017 trip was amazing. 17 people on 3 boats had a blast. An easy paced fun flotilla. Met at the end of the day or in the morning for sail plans. The itinery was adjusted to the weather and the will and health of those on the trip. See pics here.
2019 We are going again to this fascinating land, clear cool waters and friendly country. Next trip leave from Split.
2021 Australia Whitsunday Islands
The Great Barrier Reef is 1400 miles of abundant sealife, beauty beaches and clear deep waters. The Whitsundays include over 100 islands with white sand beaches and pleasant tropical weather. Parts of the Barrier Reef are gone. A long list of things including anchoring, fishing, the coral eating crown of thorns star fish, farming practices and much more, causing parts of the reef to die and become bleached out. I've seen a small healthy portion of it out from Gladstone near Brisbane. I want to see what is north while it is still alive and full of life. If you have ever snorkeled - this place is the very best.
2020 British Virgin Islands
Recovery in this area from two devastating 2017 hurricanes moves our BVI island trip back 2 years. In 2018 we are going to Greece instead. For a report on the recovery of the Caribbean isles - Read the latest here.
BVIs is a top destination for places to charter. In 2020 we will fly to the tropics when it's cold at home (Dec-Feb) for a warm breath of flowers and sea.
2019 Pacific North West
I want to sail these waters. Have been surrounded by Orcas and sailed by whales. seen fresh dungeoness crab pulled from the waters of the anchorage for fresh dinner that night. Sigh - if you want to go, let us know when. We are ready. Sail around the San Juan Islands. Join the flow of whales, get spy-hopped by Orcas visit Friday Harbor and other well known anchorages and harbors.