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 internationally-recognized sailing courses through IYT (International Yacht Training) during any of our sailing focused camps.
Many of our staff were once AQ students when they were teenagers, so they can relate to the power of adventure and discovery while under sail. Our international summer camps for teens give you a sailing experience that you’ll never forget.
All of our adventure summer sailing camps for teenagers include some time spent living aboard a yacht and most are run full-time aboard one of our ActionQuest 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.
Based on your experience, we can teach the following sailing courses…
IYT VHF Operator
The IYT VHF Radio Communications course is designed to ensure a thorough understanding of the entire spectrum of maritime radio communications for recreational and professional boating. It is intended for all marine environments and follows international standards. Students of this sailing camp will learn how onboard radios and handheld radios, EPIRBs, SARTs, AIS and DSC-enabled radios, are used effectively in marine communications.
AQ Advanced Sailing Certification
This is a certificate specially crafted by AQ sailing camp for teenagers and is designed for students with previous experience who wish to develop those skills needed to eventually take command of their own yacht within a flotilla. The theory and practical modules in this sailing summer camp 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.
“ActionQuest was truly an amazing experience for me. It taught me the importance of working as one group even though we are all very different people. I'll never forget the lessons I learned or the people I met while at ActionQuest.”
“Wow. I've been begging my parents to let me come here for years. I had no idea that ActionQuest would impact my life as much as it did. I feel like a whole new person. Living on a boat with 15 strangers was the experience of a lifetime. I have made 15 new friends for life. Thank you ActionQuest.”
“Thank you, AQ for an amazing 3 weeks in the BVI. I have learned that being on the water is something I need in my life. All the staff are amazing and are people that I can look up to and aspire to be. The skills I have gained are unbelievable and I have grown so much both in my skills and as a person.”