4 Day Sail / Milebuilder

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16 Jul 2018 - 19 Jul 2018 £449.00
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4 Day Sail / Milebuilder

Venue: UK

Price from: £449 per person

Duration: 4 Days

A fantastic four day milebuilding adventure - this week of sailing could be a sunny cruise along the south coast, a run across the channel to France or may end up as a brisk challenging sail. Whatever the weather, it will be an adventure!




What the Girls Had to Say

"Having completed my Day Skipper practical course a year ago, I've well and truly caught the sailing bug and am now hoping to gain my Yachtmaster qualification by the end of this year. This skills and experience week really helped grow my confidence and my boat handling skills have come on by leaps and bounds!" Francesca, 2015

Starts: 10am  GFS Office at Shepards Wharf Marina 

Finishes: Ends 4pm day 4

About The Event

If you've already completed your Day Skipper Practical and are working towards either the RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore then this five day practical course will help develop your boat handling and navigation skills to the next level.

We spend the week learning and practicing more advanced manouevring techniques under both sail and power and introduce subjects such as blind navigation and finding unlit marks at night. You'll also have plenty of opportunity to develop your sail trim knowledge - dependent on the group ability level and the weather conditions we may even be able to run a session on how to fly a spinnaker.

The aim of the week will be to grow your skills and confidence further - we will cover both practical and theory topics during the course of the five days so although it is not essential for you to have yet completed the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore theory course, you should have a sound theoretical understanding to Day Skipper level.

This course is the perfect warm up for girls wishing to join our Coastal Skipper Practical week - or for girls who are already at our beyond this level, a great way to build up to the full Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore exam.


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
  • Wet weather gear/clothing
  • 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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