Earlier this month, we held our Antares University program in some of South America’s most spectacular cruising grounds – an area rarely visited by North American cruisers. Located just south of Rio, Angra dos Reis and the Ilha Grande region are dotted with hundreds of islands, lush tropical forests and pristine beaches – all this steeped in a rich Brazilian culture. This year’s participants got a chance to learn about the boat’s systems, sailing and boat handling in one of the most exotic settings yet, with one (or two) Caipirinhas in hand.