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OFFSHORE Cruising courses

These courses are designed to give you the first-hand knowledge, experience, and confidence needed to live on and navigate a sailboat. This fun and dynamic learning opportunity provides a real world environment to train you in the skills needed to live the sailor lifestyle. Students will be taking part in every crew role, from sailing and navigation, weather routing, anchoring, taking care of Lintika's boat systems, and learning how to be the best crew member possible.

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AVAILABLE COURSES

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San Carlos
->Loreto

San Carlos
->Loreto

NOV 7-16 2024

Kick off the season with us! Sail across the Sea of Cortez from mainland Mexico to Baja to explore the beautiful cruising grounds of Bahia Conception before sailing south to the fun and funky ocean-side town of Loreto & Puerto Escondido.

Loreto -> Mazatlan

Loreto -> Mazatlan

FEB 26-MARCH 8 2025

This unique trip will offer cruising at its finest through the islands of Baja, as well as a multi-day/night passage from Baja to Mazatlán on mainland Mexico. Conditions are likely to provide a downwind cruise on this 300 nautical mile sail.​ This adventure is ideal for those who want to experience the highs of cruising but also want to lose site of land and learn about best practices for night watch and offshore sailing.

Mazatlan
->La Paz

Mazatlan
->La Paz

APRIL 3-11, 2025

This unique trip will offer both a multi-day/night passage from Mazatlan on mainland Mexico to La Paz in the Sea of Cortez, as well as cruising at its finest through the islands of southern Baja. This ~200nm passage could potentially offer upwind/challenging conditions and will provide a great experience for anyone looking to have a proper offshore sailing experience.

Loreto (Round Trip)

Loreto (Round Trip)

NOV-DEC 2024

We will be offering multiple trips out of Loreto, sailing through the magical islands of the Loreto Marine Park. These seven-day trips are easy as can be with great flights in and out of LTO, and the perfect mix of sailing and exploring unique anchorages.

Mazatlan
->La Cruz

Mazatlan
->La Cruz

MARCH 12-18, 2025

This trip is perfect for those interested in practicing coastal navigation and exploring chill cultural hotspots on mainland Mexico. This sail will likely be downwind and offer a great experience to find tune your overnight passage making skills. Possible stops include the UNESCO world heritage site of Isla Isabell and/or the mainland anchorage of San Blas before arriving in the fun and funky cruisers hot spot of La Cruz.

La Paz
(Round Trip)

La Paz
(Round Trip)

APRIL 23-29, 2025

Join Captain Jon Totten from Dosgmile adventures on this dreamy cruising experience out of La Paz. This adventure is ideal for those who want to experience the best parts of cruising: beautiful water, snorkeling, hiking, and relaxing with the sunset and a cold drink in hand. Anchorages are about a day sail away from each other which means students will experience a lot of day sailing and hands on learning opportunities. These courses offer up crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches, great snorkeling and pure relaxation- cruiser style!

Women's Course

Women's Course

JAN-FEB 2025

We believe in the importance of women seeing women doing the things they love, and succeeding at it. If you have ever felt frustrated in in a co-ed sailing environment, join Captain Heather Richard for our Women's Cruising Course!

La Cruz -> Mazatlan

La Cruz -> Mazatlan

MARCH 23-30, 2025

This potentially upwind sail could present more challenging conditions. You'll have the opportunity to fine tune upwind sailing skills, as well as best practices for offshore overnight sailing. Possible stops include the UNESCO world heritage site of Isla Isabel or the anchorage of San Blas. This trip is perfect for those interested in practicing coastal navigation & exploring cultural hotspots of Mexico.

La Paz -> San Carlos

La Paz -> San Carlos

MAY 2-11, 2025

This unique trip will offer upwind cruising at its finest through the islands of Baja, as well as a multi-day/night passage from Baja to San Carlos on mainland Mexico. This adventure is ideal for those who want to experience the highs of cruising but also want to lose site of land and learn about best practices for night watch and offshore sailing for this ~300 nautical mile sail.

Curriculum

customizable curriculum

Wherever you're at on your sailing journey, Cruisers Academy's courses are customizable to meet you where you're at. Whether you are new to sailing, or have a plan to set sail in the future, our real world curriculum can be modified for you to get the most out of each course. Topics covered in the cruising courses...

In addition to learning each day, you get to start each morning with a coffee in the cockpit! There will be opportunities to snorkel, paddle board, relax with a book on deck, explore beautiful Baja beaches, or do anything else you'd like on this educational vacation!

SV Lintika

SV LINTIKA

Lintika is Cruisers Academy's 1980 Passport 42',  an incredibly well built and beautiful boat made in Taiwan by the reputable Passport Yachts. This classic sailboat, designed by Stan Huntingford, has gotten a massive refit over the last several years and is as modernized as they come. As a cutter rigged sloop with a fin keel and skegged rudder, her canoe stern and additional sail set up allows her to sail incredibly close to the wind while her 20 tons keep her comfortable downwind and in heavy conditions. 

 

Equipped with a new Yanmar 54hp engine, a Cruiser RO Zen 100 water maker, new holding tanks for both fuel and water, new rigging and sails, new interior cushions and bedding, a new arch with 820 watts of solar and 810 amp hours of lithium batteries- she is set to sail offshore and chomping at the bit to cruise the Sea of Cortez!

She is also kitted out for optimum safety at sea with satphone capabilities, star link internet, a 6 person life raft, a MOM-8 device, EPIRB, AIS and brand new radar.

Cabin Arrangements...

 

SEMI PRIVATE BUNK FOR ONE PERSON: 
Sleeping space for one person in a bunk about the size of twin bed. The bunk is tucked away on the starboard-aft side of the boat with a privacy curtain.

 

V-BERTH FOR ONE-TWO PEOPLE

This cabin has a door for privacy and a bed that is the size of a full at the aft end and much narrower forward. Best suited for either one person who values privacy, or a smaller couple that doesn't mind sleeping in small spaces together. 


PRIVATE CABIN FOR TWO PEOPLE: 

This fully private cabin provides a sleeping space for two people in a bed about the size of a queen. The cabin has its own door and can also be booked by just one person who wants a large private cabin to themselves. 

 

SALON BUNK FOR ONE PERSON:

Sleeping space for one person in a bunk a little narrower than a twin sized bed. It is located in the main communal salon, so it's best for someone who is a strong sleeper and feels comfortable sleeping in a bunk without much privacy. It's unlikely this bunk will be filled for longer passages but may be for shorter stints.

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