ADVENTURES IN OFFSHORE SAILING
Sail Libra, where Offshore Sailing and Bluewater Sailing Adventures begin!
JOIN A SAIL ON LIBRA
Our passion is Bluewater Sailing and Offshore Sailing, our mission is to share that passion with as many people as we can, building skilled and knowledgeable sailors along the way. Whatever your background or experience may be, an Offshore Sailing Passage with Libra will take you to the next level in your development as a sailor. New to sailing, Not sure its for you? No problem, we love wearing the green off and promise you won’t be showing your horns by the time we make landfall! Be advised, we do not take passengers, we train sailors, be ready to fill a crew spot from the time we leave the dock and be ready to work and learn!
Blue water awaits!
JOIN A SAIL ON LIBRA
If you are looking to make an offshore passage with a capable and competent captain to see if Bluewater Cruising is for you, we are the answer! If you are looking for the Offshore Adventure of a lifetime Sail Libra has what you need to make it happen. Our operation covers exotic areas of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, the Atlantic and beyond. We cross oceans for the fun of it, and we visit locations most will never see, even by air. Check our current schedule for up to date passage opportunities and pick your Offshore Sailing Adventure today!
Built in 1969, with a major refit completed in 2015 and improvements every season, our 60′ custom ketch, s/v Libra, has logged tens of thousands of miles and successfully completed rigorous sea trials. Libra has circumnavigated the globe twice so far in her life, and she is still as fast, powerful, and comfortable as ever. Because of her hull design, length, and weight, she performs like a rocket on the water, hitting double-digit speeds in conditions lighter vessels would find difficult. Libra was built to be a fast and efficient sailing machine and she has maintained those attributes through her more recent upgrades.
We have made new friends and acquired new skills through our travels, taking part in events and races along the way, and we are ready to share the offshore voyaging experience with you.
Private Charter Sailing!
JOIN A SAIL ON KAI
Looking for more of a family sailing vacation or a couples sailing getaway? We are proud to announce that S/V Kai will be joining the Sail Libra Fleet! Kai is a custom built by Wellington yachts in Florida in the early 80's. Built with an eye for creature comforts, this 72-foot yacht provides a luxurious setting for your sailing vacation / instruction. Kai’s sleek design allows her to slip into shallow waters, drawing only six feet, but has a centerboard to create the perfect offshore sailing machine. On anchor, this gives adventurers a prime location for anything from photography to snorkeling and beach excursions. You won't find a better and safer yacht for your voyages.
“Real sailing on a real, classic sailing machine.”
- Jeff Spranger, SAIL Magazine, February 1979 -
OFFSHORE SAILING INSTRUCTION
It is our passion to share the transcendental experience of offshore sailing aboard classic Bluewater Sailing vessels with highly experienced and knowledgeable captains and crew. We offer Offshore and Blue Water sailing instruction for up to 6 student sailors/adventurers from all walks of life, we have taken youth (late teens) on smaller trips up to adults up to 92 years old! We always provide safety and comfort first!
Thank you for taking your time and reach this far on our website! We'll now ask you to think about something that we hear from clients all the time:
"I wish I had done this years ago!"
Chances are that you will feel exactly the same. When you join an Offshore Sail Training passage with Libra, there is no bookwork, no tests, no stress to perform, we feel the best way for you to have a full educational experience is to be right in the middle of it. We put you behind the helm, you get to crank the winches, we sail during the night, eat great food, and see amazing sites. Most trips are about 6 days. Still reading? Pick a passage from the 2021 or 2022 schedule and take the first step to make your offshore sailing dreams come true!
Capt Ryan Rayfield
You can schedule a private, customized excursion on Kai, or select one of our scheduled offshore legs. Join us for a leisurely sail to a tropical destination in the south or sign on for a longer, more advanced sails across the Atlantic or points North including the Arctic Circle. Most of our trips are 4 to 12 days, with allowances made for the destination, wind, and weather. This is an adventure in offshore passage-making that offers the promise of memories for a lifetime! Join us and your friends will soon be asking you: What was your favorite port-of-call?
Get in touch so we can start planning your next offshore sailing adventure!
You can email Captain Ryan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below. Captain Ryan's personal cell phone number is 251-923-8825. Please text that number for a faster response, with your name and questions. Thank you for taking the time to look at out website. Keep in mind that we may be at sea and unable to answer right away, so please be patient.