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Learning to sail in South/Central America

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1. Posted by lizb (Budding Member 15 posts) 10y

I´m really keen to learn to sail while I´m away in South/Central America. Can anyone recommend any good places/courses?


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Not really; the seas surrounding SA are generally not deemed very fit for first-time sailors; too rough.

But just to make sure, check, the Argentine association for yachting. They might give some information.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

The Caribbean actually isn't a bad place to learn to sail. There are a number of companies that offer courses. My Dad did a week long course. It was pretty expensive, though.

For a more budget option, I would suggest going to a place that has some tourists (for example, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico), so you can find someone you can teach you in English (unless you are really good at Spanish).


4. Posted by muryo (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

I'm a Canadian living in Guatemala and know that there are several sailing courses out of Belize. I have found a great deal for a relaxing r+r 5 days of living on a sailboat, which i hope to sign up for during the easter break (Sails out of east coast of Guatemala)
Good luck in your search.....

5. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y

If I would be you,I would learn sailing in UK.
Taking the basic courses of sailing at"home" if you realy think of learning,
to sail not only to learn how to struggle along a few meters away from shore at a tourist place.
You may also check out sailing clubs to find out if they offer trips where you can make a trip and learn.
Marlis(I wish I could sail again)