We specialise in private tuition for couples and for groups of friends. You can also take a family sailing course with us.
Private tuition means you don’t need to share a boat with people that you don’t know. Our instructors sleep on board the yacht as they are responsible for the safety of you and the vessel but they are experienced in intruding as little as possible on your privacy.
With a private course you can have more say as to the type of places you want to visit, whether you prefer peaceful bays or busy harbours. You can start the day whenever you want to (within reason!) and take your evening meal at whatever time you wish.
You can bring up to five people on a private RYA course. If you come with fewer people, you’ll receive more individual attention than would be possible on a group course. We always make sure students learn as much as they want; we don’t restrict ourselves to the syllabus if there is time to teach beyond it.
Here are the yachts we have available for private courses.
Our Newest 4-cabin Yacht for Families or Groups
Helena, a lovely 2013 Bavaria 45 Cruiser, is our latest yacht. She is like new and has four cabins plus sleeping in the saloon.
Our 3-cabin Yachts
We have three lovely yachts suitable for one or two couples or small families. New for the 2016 season is Bazinga, a 2014 Bavaria 41. We also have Eucrante, a 2011 Oceanis 40, and Challenger, a 2008 Bavaria 42 Cruiser. Challenger was been in private use until 2015 and is in excellent condition, although she is slightly older than the other two.
These yachts are also available for bareboat charter so are ideal if you want to do an RYA course one week and then head off on your own for the following week.
We can run a private course for just one person but you’ll need someone on board to crew for you. We can provide one of our qualified staff as crew in addition to your instructor.
For A Couple Who Want More Room
If you sail on Phoebe, our older Sun Odyssey 45.2, we can convert the two forward cabins into one large master cabin with its own en-suite toilet and shower, for your greater comfort.
Luxury Airport Transfers
To make the whole experience more relaxed we can arrange for an English-speaking taxi driver to meet your incoming flight at the airport and take you to the ferry port in an air-conditioned Mercedes.
Own Boat Tuition
We can supply an instructor to give you tuition, either on your own yacht or on any suitable boat that you have chartered, including catamarans.
If you have plenty of sailing experience but no certificate we can provide someone to sail with you for the first five days of your charter, taking you through the RYA Day Skipper syllabus. Once you have your certificate you can then continue your sailing holiday on your own. Your crew can take a Competent Crew course at the same time.