July 12, 2019

SunsailGreg Marlo from YACHTS Brokerage, the Canadian representative for Sunsail, is proposing to setup two Caribbean Charter Flotilla Cruises for CPS-ECP members. Participants will gain on the water experience related to what they have learned in the classroom, plus have a vacation at the same time. These cruises will be led by an experienced captain familiar with the BVI’s. The cruises are CPS-ECP themed, open to all members, and friends. You can charter a vessel with a group of classmates, friends or a vessel for your family. These Flotillas can be both Sail and Power and are subject to receiving enough participants. Book early and note your expectations, so the best Cruise Plan for can be organized. Inquires should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 31st.

The proposed vacation times are;
• British Virgin Islands November 23-30 /2019
• British Virgin Islands February 15-22 / 2019

At the conclusion of the cruise the participants will receive a certificate recognizing that they have learnt about:
1) Understanding tides and how they affect your boat
2) How to provision on a boat for a weeklong vacation
3) How to use and manage your tender / dinghy when cruising
4) Picking up an overnight or day mooring ball
5) Anchoring with coral reefs in mind

Extra Notes:
• Available for both Power and Sail boats
• Additional experiences as decided by the groups to enhance your CPS-ECP training.
• Planned itinerary with group organized activities based on popular interests.
• Vacation planning with checklists and provisioning tips and guidelines.
• The social component makes the flotilla special.
• Friend finder for boat sharing could be an extra social component that can be setup
• Preferred member pricing on bookings, transfers along with a full travel service for flights and accommodations is provided.
• The November flotilla in the BVI’s is lower in price and not so busy.
• The February one is smack in the middle of winter so a great tropical get-away, also at an attractive price.

Costs: November:
Sunsail 38 monohull 2 cabin (4-6 guests) from $4105 or $684 / guest
Sunsail 41 monohull 3 cabin (6- 8 guests) from $5216 or $652 / guest
Sunsail 444 catamaran 4 cabin (8-10 guests) from $7748 or $775 / guest
Sunsail 484 catamaran 4 cabin (10-12 guests) from $9756 or $813 / guest
Moorings 433 Power Cat 3 cabin (6-8 guests) from $7799 or $975 / guest
Costs: February
Sunsail 38 monohull 2 cabin (4-6 guests) from $4860 or $810 / guest
Sunsail 41 monohull 3 cabin (6- 8 guests) from $5540 or $692 / guest
Sunsail 404 catamaran 4 cabin (8-10 guests) from $8998 or $899 / guest
Sunsail 454 catamaran 4 cabin (10-11 guests) from $12085 or $1098 / guest
Moorings 433 Power Cat 3 cabin (6-8 guests) from $10,004 or $1250 / guest

These Flotilla Charters are arranged and managed by the YACHTS Brokerage. For the CPS-ECP rates to apply, inquires and arrangements will be through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check online at www.sunsail.com for Sailboats and www.moorings.com for Power Catamarans.

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