AN EDUCATION IN CATS
Jennifer Brett, senior editor at Cruising World Magazine was able to join us as we spent 3 days offering new clients hands-on experience sailing, anchoring, docking and learning all about the systems on a Privilege catamaran.
– By Jen Brett
The dream of living aboard a catamaran and cruising is an easy one to picture—sharing sundowners with friends in a spacious cockpit, sprightly sails through the islands, sleeping quarters in separate hulls—but the steps of making this happen? That’s a bit more complicated.
In early April 2019, I had the opportunity to meet several couples who were just at the cusp of making this dream their reality. They were in the British Virgin Islands by invitation to attend Privilege Academy, an orientation program designed for new and prospective owners of Privilège catamarans to teach them the ins and outs of cruising on a cat. Trainees paid their travel expenses but “tuition” was complimentary. With just three days for class, there was going to be a lot to cover.