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Sail Libra, where Offshore Sailing and Bluewater Sailing Adventures begin!

Our passion is Bluewater Sailing and Offshore Sailing Instruction


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 or Cruiser Training on 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 weigh the anchor and be ready to work and learn the skills needed to safely sail an offshore passage! 



Blue water awaits!


Built in 1969, with a major refit completed in 2015 and 2020 and improvements every season, our 60′ Bill Tripp jr 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 this offshore voyaging experience with you.


“Real sailing on a real classic sailing machine.” 

- Jeff Spranger, SAIL Magazine


Offshore Sailing


It is our passion to share the transcendental experience of offshore sailing aboard a classic Bluewater Sailing vessel 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!

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?

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 book work, 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 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 schedule and take the first step to make your offshore sailing dreams come true!

Capt Ryan Rayfield


Get in touch so we can start planning your next offshore sailing adventure!

You can email Captain Ryan directly at or fill out the form below. Thank you for taking the time to look at our website.  Keep in mind that we may be at sea and unable to answer right away, so please be patient.

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