About The Event
Have you just completed your RYA Day Skipper qualification or did you do it some time ago? Are you lacking a bit of confidence at the thought of taking charge of a yacht and could do with a refresher? This is the ideal course for you as it is designed to reinforce what you learnt in your Day Skipper and give you the confidence to take charge.
Your RYA trained skipper will create an itinerary based on weather and tides that allows you to visit some of the South coast's most beautiful ports (and also some of the most challenging!) whilst improving the sailing skills you already have. There is no set itinerary or syllabus. Your skipper will assess your strengths and weaknesses and encourage you to develop. There will be time to work on skills and drills, sail trim, manoeuvres, passage making, navigation and anything else you would like to do. Stop for a swim, watch the sunset at anchor or go ashore for dinner and drinks. Oh...and it's great fun too!
A 5 day trip which aims to visit some lovely spots on the South coast such as Poole Harbour and the Beaulieu River. The exact itinerary will be dependant on the weather and tides but our aim is to give you a fun holiday whilst also building on your sailing skills through instruction from our RYA qualified skipper.
If you are looking to complete your Yachtmaster and need to gain some extra miles then get on board! This would be the perfect trip for you too! Either way it'll be more miles to add to your log book and a lovely holiday while you're at it!
We meet Sunday night to get to know each other and the boat. After breakfast onboard and the all important safety briefs we set sail the following day.
Your skipper is RYA qualified and you can take advantage of her knowledge, learning more advanced aspects of sailing, wind awareness, passage making or concentrating on any particular areas you wish to practice. You can be as involved as you wish, whether taking the helm, changing a sail, pulling on a few sheets or simply sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere! We encourage you to get the most of this time onboard but as there is no assessment at the end you can take a break and sit back and relax if you feel like it.