***NEW*** Manoeuvring Masterclass & Skills Weekend

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***NEW*** Manoeuvring Masterclass & Skills Weekend

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £249 per person

Duration: 2 Days

These weekends are suitable for ANYONE who simply wants to gain more experience on the water. We like to mix the levels of experience up and give you the opportunity to have a really lovely fun and educational weekend (if that is what you want!) with an RYA qualified skipper coaching you as much or as little as you prefer. 

What the Girls Had to Say

"What a great week it was! I really enjoyed it. Thank you all for everything - the warm welcome, the friendly, relaxed atmosphere, the patience of the instructors - and the female touch which put us all more in our comfort zone!!"

Starts:  7:30 pm Friday @ GFS Office at Shepards Wharf Marina, Cowes 

Finishes: Ends 4pm day 2

About The Event

The aim of this weekend is for you to be able to take time out and develop your close quarter manoeuvring and sailing with the  assistance of our instructor who will give you the confidence to build on your skills.

These weekends are ideal for you if you have taken a course already but want to focus on specific mooring skills. There will be plenty of time to practise and ask questions. If you are working towards or have taken your Day/Coastal Skipper - or own/part own a boat - and want to be able to come onto a pontoon or pick up a mooring buoy with confidence then this weekend is for you. 


The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

About Cowes 

Cowes is widely credited as being the birthplace of UK yachting, seeing hundreds of 'yachties' descend every year on the seaside town and swelling its resident population multifold!

With a wealth of activities on and off the water and a year-round mild, sunny climate the island attracts loyal visitors and second home owners alike all year round but especially during the spring and summer months when the world class sailing conditions attract professional sailors from around the world to take part in famous regattas and races - as well as thousands of spectators who gather shoreside to watch the dramas unfold.

Easily reached by high speed passenger ferry, car ferry or even hovercraft (the island has the last remaining hovercraft service in the world) from Lymington, Southampton or Portsmouth on the mainland, the island is the perfect destination for young and old alike with plenty to see, eat and do.

Additional Info

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Accommodation on board*
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • *Accommodation upgrades where available

Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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