Just you, your shipmates, a 50ft vessel & the power of the wind...
Now, with the breeze in your hair and the helm in your hands, you realize how far you and your teammates have come.
As the best-established and well-respected teen sailing summer camp in the world, ActionQuest has been offering sailing as a core component of our educational summer adventure camps and programs for over 35 years. Sailing is what we do best! Whether a novice or seasoned sailor, you will advance your sailing skills on the world's most beautiful waters under the guidance of ActionQuest's incredible staff.
Our licensed, certified instructors teach AQ students internationally-recognized sailing courses through IYT (International Yacht Training) during any of our sailing camps. Many of our staff were once AQ shipmates when they were teenagers, so they can relate to the power of extreme adventure and discovery while under sail.
All of our adventure summer sailing camps include some time spent living aboard a yacht and most are run full-time aboard sailing vessels. This is a core component of any AQ experience. Beyond the fun, living and learning aboard a yacht offers a perfect environment to develop leadership and communication skills, as there is nothing contrived about teamwork when working together as part of a tight-knit crew.
Our sailing camps have always been grounded in experiential education. Students have a greater feeling of accomplishment from having completed things themselves. In addition, self-reliance and confidence soar from achieving new skills and certifications.
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AQ is an International Yacht Training (IYT) Partner School. We teach sailing through the IYT International Yachting Passport global scheme, a modular training program designed to develop skills from beginner through to the professional level.
A student's previous experience, as well as the summer sailing program that they choose, will determine the sailing certifications available. Some programs are more sailing intensive than others so please read through the individual program descriptions for more information or call our Florida office on +1.941.924.6789.
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IYT International Crew
The IYT International Crew course is designed for students with limited previous experience, who want to become competent crew and helm on a yacht. You'll learn about yacht and personal safely, rules of the road, buoyage and, most important, keeping a look out! These are are just some of the elements taught aboard by our instructors.
IYT VHF Operator
Every crewmember needs to know how to operate a marine radio. This course covers general rules for the use and operation of VHF Radios, what to do in the case of an emergency and an introduction to other marine communications equipment.
IYT International Watchkeeper/Basic Flotilla Skipper Certificate
This is a certificate of excellence for students who wish to take command of their own yachts confidently and safely or for those who wish to safely charter a sailing yacht for a family vacation. The theory and practical modules are aimed at increasing a students' nautical knowledge sufficiently to be a watchkeeper on board a bareboat yacht, or a flotilla skipper in fair weather, in daylight hours within sight of land.