NEW - Sailing Skills and Experience - 2 days

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18 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018 £199.00
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NEW - Sailing Skills and Experience - 2 days

Venue: Cowes

Price from: £199 per person

Duration: 2 Days

These two days 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 some really lovely fun time out (if that is what you want!) with an RYA qualified skipper coaching you as much or as little as you prefer. 




Starts: 10am  GFS Office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm day 2


About The Event

The aim of these two days is for you to be able to take time out and develop your sailing with the assistance of our instructor who will give you the confidence to build on your skills.

These two days are ideal for you if you are just getting started and want to learn the basics in a relaxed atmosphere or if you have already taken an RYA course and want to more time on the water with your instructor on hand. There will be plenty of time to practise and ask questions - I'm sure you know by now that with Girls for Sail there's no such thing as a silly question! 

Have you taken your Day Skipper but need a bit of a refesher of the skills and drills? Do you need to gain more confidence at the helm? Are you feeling apprehensive about taking the leap from Comp Crew to Day Skipper? Do you just want to come out and have a go at sailing..? All of these questions can be dealt with on a fun two days at sea.

Pre-Course Requirements

Some or no sailing experience is required.

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 for one night
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!
  • Wet weather gear/clothing

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Sleepingbag/pillow

Why choose Girls for Sail?

·         You will be learning from our handpicked RYA Qualified Skippers

·         We strive to provide a teaching environment that instils confidence

·         We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition 

·         There's no such thing as a 'silly' question

·         No shouting onboard

·         We believe sailing is supposed to be fun

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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