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About First 4 Sail
We are based and operate in Rodney Bay, the sailing heart of St Lucia. We provide exciting sailing experiences on Papagayo, a 40 foot racing yacht. Learn some of the key elements of sailing whilst enjoying the bay's natural beauty. Whether it be your first time aboard a yacht or you are a more seasoned cruiser who wishes to experience the excitement of a race yacht, there is something for all. We also offer internationally recognized sailing courses for those wish to gain certification.
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Put a new knot on your skill belt with a basic sailing lesson and half-day tour of St Lucia's Rodney Bay. Set out aboard a 40-feet-long racing yacht with an attentive crew who will teach you to fly the jib and hoist the main sail, then allow you to practice on your own. Participate as much or as little as you like: simply sit back and watch the action or go all in and take over the ship's wheel. This spectacular coastline excursion includes both morning and afternoon departures.
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Steve bell wrote a review Aug 2021
Leeds, United Kingdom8 contributions
Absolutely fantastic, never done it before and we loved it. We were made very welcome and were taught the ropes. After a good practice we were off tacking and jibeing under the guidance of the crew. Highly recommend doing this and what great value for money. Make sure you do this !!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Darren wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I've gone sailing numerous times in some great locations in in the world. This sailing trip was one of the finest! My wife and I happened to be the only guests and so obviously it was an intimate and low key affair which is just what the pandemic doctor ordered! Captain Vicki is extremely upbeat, and gracious, and knowledgeable . She and her crew mate are clearly very experienced sailors. What you do on the sailboat is your choice. You can help out with the navigation as much or as little as you'd like- or not at all. We did some rope pulling hoisting the sails with clear/kind directions as the captain is also a phenomenal teacher as well! To be clear; this is not the cheapest way to get out on the water but it's also very "chill" and nothing like a party boat or a catamaran venture. This boat hauls ass! We brought our own lunch & beverages as well (FYI: There's really good food options at the marina if you want to grab n go to the boat). Other than that the day was full of fun conversation with the Captain (she's had a MOST interesting career!) and plenty of staring out into the skyline, feeling the wind & sun on our faces and enjoying the vessel being confidently navigated by the crew of two. I cant be emphatic enough; pony up the $ and book your trip with these guys (gal). You'll walk away in the end feeling a tremendous sense of joy from the experience and wont regret the cost in the least.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from First4Sail, Owner at First 4 Sail
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for such a great review. It was a pleasure sailing with you. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to St Lucia
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Jayne P wrote a review Feb 2021
New Rochelle, New York6 contributions12 helpful votes
Vicky was an outstanding skipper who knows the oceanic terrain like the back of her hand and guided us to assist her when we wanted to. On the other hand, when we wanted to chill-ax, she and her assistant, Curvin, took over very competently. Her boat - a beautiful 40 ft racing boat - was very comfortable and small enough to get close to the water. We stopped at a pretty lunch spot and were able to snorkel and swim at our leisure. It was a spectacular day and we cannot recommend Vicky enough. She is a great find if you can get her! (Also an outstanding sailing instructor if you want that...)
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from First4Sail, Owner at First 4 Sail
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thank you for your review. It was fun to go sailing with you and show you St Lucia from the sea. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on the island
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James wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
We has a completely fantastic experience learning to sail with Ben and Vicky, both brilliant teachers and passionate sailors. Absolute highlight of our stay in Saint Lucia.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from First4Sail, Owner at First 4 Sail
Responded 9 Jan 2021
Thanks for the feedback guys. It was a lot of fun teaching you both and I hope you have lots of sailing fun in your future travels.
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Kevin wrote a review Mar 2020
Greenwich, Connecticut2 contributions
This was the best part of our trip, hands on, coming from the Connecticut getting back on the water and piloting the boat. Captain Vicki and crew was great.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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