British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing | Online Course

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The British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing online course provides the information you need for chartering in the BVI. This online course is designed to prepare you for your charter experience by providing all the information that charter companies typically cover in their briefings.

By completing this course, you can save valuable time during your actual charter experience. Many charter companies offer a fast check-out process for those who have completed the BVI Chart Briefing, allowing you to get on the water faster and maximize your time in the BVI.

So whether you are a first-time charterer or a seasoned sailor, this course is an essential tool for preparing for your charter in the BVI. Enroll now and get ready for an unforgettable sailing adventure chartering in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world!

Preparing for your Charter in the British Virgin Islands is an exciting time, yet what should you be doing?

Contained within this BVI Chart Briefing, available by registering here in PDF or via the iBook store, is all the information that the charter company will give you in their briefing. You'll learn:

  • NO-GO-Zones
  • Emergency VHF channels
  • Dangerous reefs and rocks
  • Medical emergency contacts
  • Suggested itineraries
  • Favorite bars and restaurants
  • Mooring buoy colors
  • Re-provisioning stores

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Thus many charter companies will give you a fast checkout once you arrive if you have completed this course. This can then save you valuable on-the-water time, rather than being stuck in a room listening to a full briefing and having to scribble down notes. And, throughout the week, at the touch of a button, you'll have all the proper info ready at hand.

Also included are two bonus chapters: Trivia history of the island group to quiz your crew while anchored up under a warm Caribbean night sky and favorite drink concoctions of the island group.

Register here for the BVI Fast Check-Out Chart Briefing. You'll receive an online interactive version and a downloadable PDF. Or you can take the course on your mobile device.

How to do this course via Mobile Device

British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing

All NauticEd courses are fully mobile device-friendly - and nowadays all throughout the BVI you will have cellular internet access. When you purchase the course now you will have computer and mobile device browser access. You can also access the course on the NauticEd iOS and Android apps after you purchase here. The course will automatically sync to your device App. However, unless you are fully offline you will get a better experience using a browser version.

When you pass the accompanying test, many Charter Bases will award you a fast check-out. This means you won't be wasting valuable on-the-water vacation time sitting in a briefing room. You're in the BVI for a short time, so why waste EXTREMELY valuable charter time waiting around for the chart briefing?

Not convinced yet that online sailing courses are cool? Visit our fully interactive and completely free Basic Sail Trim Sailing Course. You'll see why online e-learning is SO MUCH BETTER than a boring old Book.

No worries if you don't have a connected mobile device

BVI Chart Briefing

When you buy the course here online you get an online version but we recognise that you need the material whilst in the islands where you will not be online. Thus, we provide you inside the course with a printable non-interactive PDF version that you can print out and take. OR if you have a tablet, simply load the PDF onto your Android device.

Contained within this course is everything that you will be told by the charter company about what you need to know for a successful BVI charter vacation PLUS sooooo much more. Included are all the emergency numbers, VHF channels, weather sites, and channels to watch out for bad + good. IE everything!

Instructor Grant Headifen
By Grant Headifen
NauticEd Global Director of Education


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Student Reviews

Gary R.
2024, 26 Jan. 14:22

Good information

Michael J.
2023, 28 Nov. 14:30

Easy to follow

Bill I.
2023, 24 Nov. 17:14


Bonnie C.
2023, 18 Nov. 03:57

It was very helpful for information about our upcoming trip to the BVI.

Gisle H.
2023, 17 Aug. 21:48

Good to know details for a BVI charter

Mark S.
2023, 07 Aug. 19:51

Great Information about the BVI's, a great thing to do before heading on a charter!

John F.
2023, 24 Jun. 18:22

We have been before and tghe briefing was very good. It provided additiional useful information.

Terence H.
2023, 07 Jun. 23:22

Provided a very good orientation to the nautical geography of the BVIs before I departed for my charter in BVI. I highly recommend this course for everyone going to the BVIs. I will review this course before any subsequent trips to the BVIs.

Michael P.
2023, 29 Mar. 09:31

Great prep for your ‘mandatory’ first bareboat adventure

Adam C.
2022, 30 Dec. 18:40

Really seems like a great first timer overview. NauticEd does a great job of designing and presenting. This will be a good ref for our first trip (maybe 2).

Jeff N.
2022, 05 Jun. 21:36

You touched on most all of the necessary items which will make for a much safer and enjoyable sailing venture. Again, I am impressed with the details in this and other courses.

Brian r.
2022, 07 Apr. 17:50

Plenty of information about the islands and areas to see and avoid. Good reference for all to the area.

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