British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing | Online Course

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Captain Grant Headifen with Captain Kevin LaFond

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) Chart Briefing online course gives you all 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-check-out 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 the iPad.

How to do this via iPad

British Virgin Islands Chart Briefing

1) NOTE: If you have an iPad, your best experience will be to register for the course here then download the NauticEd Course and Testing App from the Apple App Store. This course and all your other courses will be then available on your iPad where you can review the course materials online or offline and take the test. In this manner, the course reference material will be available to you offline when in the BVI.

2) Alternatively, if you have already downloaded the British VIrgin Islands Fast Check Out Chart Briefing App from Apple iTunes for your iPad, you won't need to pay for this course again here to do the test. The iPad BVI App version will give you a promocode directly that you use to register for this course for free (since you already paid Apple for it). Enter all the letters together without the spacer and all lower case. Hint you'll be entering 13 letters. Once you have registered for free using the promocode, take the test here online of by using the Testing App.

3) Show your NauticEd Sailing Certificate to the charter company to provide proof of passing the course. Your certificate is available here online under your sailing resume tab AND if you have an iOS device with the Testing App you can see your Certificate on the App.

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 an iPad

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 an Android tablet simply load the PDF onto your Android device.

When you pass the accompanying test, many Charter Bases will award you a fast check-out. Meaning 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, why waste EXTREMELY valuable charter time waiting around for the chart briefing.

Contained with in 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, what to watch out for bad + good. IE everything!


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Student Reviews

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.

Alex R.
2022, 14 Feb. 18:21

Great quick overview

Jamie S.
2022, 06 Feb. 18:57

Great orientation to the area. This was my first time I Bareboat Chartered in the BVI and this was EXACTLY what I needed. Some invaluable information was given during the course with regards to which routes to take. I met another sailor that didn’t take this course and he ran aground! This mistake could have been avoided if he had taken this course! Thank you NauticEd for the great course and helping make our trip fun and safe.

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