The Pacific Offshore Challenge
Join the crew of the classic sailing yacht Gemini for the ultimate sailing experience in Hawaii. This one week program is for experienced sailors who are looking to challenge and earn ASA credentials -or- for any intrepid individual who wants to learn how to sail on a challenging and unforgettable cruise around the Hawaiian islands.
* 1 week (7 days, 6 nights) sailing itinerary aboard s/v Gemini. Destinations may include:
-Circumnavigate Oahu & Kauai + Hanalei Bay & Na Pali Coast
-Circumnavigate Lanai, Maui and north side of Molokai
-Circumnavigate the Big Island & view the lava flow
** Or a destination of your choice, depending on the weather and time restrictions.
* 1 week accommodations aboard s/v Gemini, which includes either shared single bunks or private double cabin. Shared head (toilet/shower) and galley facilities. Provisions (food) are shared, with fishing gear and meal preparation supplies provided.
* Sailing instruction (basic to advanced) provided by a friendly and experienced USCG licensed Captain and American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing instructor. This one week "cruise and learn" program covers all ASA standards from 101 through 106. ASA certification is optional:
-For experienced sailors: ASA certification challenge (written exam + $50 per certification)
-For new sailors: ASA instruction (practice & written exam + $100 per certification)
-ASA textbooks are available to borrow or may be purchased from our online store or direct from ASA.