Beaches Resorts has recently launched a new sailing program at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, and Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club in conjunction with the American Sailing Association (ASA), the globe’s leading authority on sailing instruction and sailing schools. As part of the Beaches Sailing School, Beaches Resorts now offers a new Sailing Fun Experience, in which guests can participate in a sailing course consisting of four two-hour sessions designed to introduce both children (ages eight and above) and adults to the sport of sailing.
The cost of the program is $150 per person, which includes all four two-hour sessions with fellow Beaches Resorts guests and is conducted by an ASA-trained and certified instructor. Alternatively, parents and children can choose to take a private course for a total cost of $500 for up to four participants. Guests can also choose from three different sailing vessels for their training, including the kid-friendly 8.53ft Laser Performance Bug, a 14ft Hobie Wave, or a 16ft Hobie Getaway. If guests are not able to complete all sessions during their vacation, hours completed can be transferred between all Beaches Resorts within 18 months of the first class. Upon completion, participants will receive a Sailing Fun Experience card and completion letter from Beaches Resorts and the ASA. Their participation at Beaches Resorts will also offer excellent preparation for any ASA entry-level certification course.
"With Beaches’ new Sailing Fun Experience, in conjunction with the American Sailing Association (ASA), we’re encouraging guests to engage with the Caribbean by developing new skills and building new memories through watersports. Our Aqua Centers represent a broad offering of not only the casual activities, but those that empower families with new achievements and meaningful experiences. Sailing is one of the most rewarding ways our guests can do just that and we couldn’t be more honored to partner with the ASA to bring another level of entertainment to our comprehensive watersports offerings at Beaches Resorts,” said Adam Stewart, CEO, Sandals Resorts International.
Established in 1983, ASA is an organization that provides standards and curriculum for sailing instruction. The association is comprised of over 300 sailing schools that promote recreational sailing around the world by administering a system of sailing qualifications. The ASA network includes sailors, professional sailing instructors, sailing schools and charter companies.
Guests can book the Sailing Fun Experience when vacationing at any Beaches Resort, or by visiting www.beaches.com, calling their local travel agent or calling 1-800-BEACHES.