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Course RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper practical in Gibraltar

Port of departure: Gibraltar
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Coordinator: Catherine, 47 years old
2 reviews

Your sailing course starts locally in the bay, a great introduction to sailing sheltered by the Rock of Gibraltar with dolphins in your wake. Half the fun is living on board the yacht and the adventure of going to new places by sea. During the week we like to cross the Straits to Africa which is always exciting and often forms part of the night sail (4 hours starting at sunset). We always overnight in marinas. We run Competent crew courses alongside the Skipper courses so there is an opportunity to practice towards the Day Skipper if you wish to do so. The emphasis is on enjoying yourself as well as learning and we find everyone mucks in as a team. By the end of the course you will be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout and assist in all the day-to-day routines. Of course there is no pressure to do a course at all so if at any time you want to just treat the week as an adventure that’s fine too.

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Freedom. No fixed itinerary as it depends on the wind.
Sunday: Meet and greet Gibraltar with Instructor 6pm. Sleep onboard till Friday pm.
Monday: Safety brief and sailing in the Bay of Gibraltar learning skills.
Tuesday: Passage plan to Africa. Tidal navigation for Day Skippers.
Wednesday: Man overboard skills, sail handling skills.
Thursday: Sailing and anchoring in the bay. Night sail 4 hours.
Friday: Sailing locally and return to Gibraltar, course ends 5pm but if flight is on Saturday students can stay onboard for free without the Instructor.
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Included in the price
  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Meals on board
  • Professional skipper
  • Bed linens
  • Gas
  • Moorings
  • Certificates
Not included in the price
  • Food and drink on land
  • Travel to the boat
Additional information
Royal Yacht Association course included in the price.
No previous experience needed for Competent crew.
For Day Skipper previous experience is approx: 5 days sailing, 100 sea miles, 5 night hours and day Skipper shorebased course which we can arrange online for £230.
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Meet Catherine, the coordinator
47 years old · From Gibraltar
2 reviews
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  • 5-day practical Day Skipper course
    April 2018
    We've enjoyed our Day skipper course very much and learned a lot from our instructor John who allowed us to make mistakes and learn from them. The straits of Gibraltar are an excellent area to test your skills and experience sailing in close proximity of large vessels. We recommend this sailing school to anyone who is seriously interested in sailing.
  • 5-day practical Day Skipper course
    March 2018
    Staff highly responsive & professional. Training prepared in every aspect, starting from registration and on-boarding to yacht preparation and training on the water itself. Lots of useful, practical tips on handling the yacht & manoeuvres. I did the Day Skipper course there and can recommend the school for beginners and/or people who wish to further enhance sailing skills.
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