” Perfect for those wanting to hone their skills and to move their sailing on to the next level ”
14 to 21 July | 45 ft yacht | Maximum 3 students | 1494 EUR / 1245 GBP
Our July Masterclass includes seven days sailing on a 45 foot yacht in a lovely area of Greece. With just three students on board you’ll get plenty of hands on experience and individual tuition from your Yachtmaster Instructor and the course will include using a cruising chute, extended night sailing, and lots of practice in Med mooring and manoeuvring in small harbours.
You’ll have your own private double cabin to ensure you get a good night’s sleep and the yacht is even equipped with air-conditioning* to cool down the boat before you go to bed.
With fewer people on board than for a normal course each student will receive more attention and the instructor can really focus on those areas that you want to improve.
You can either take an RYA course or simply come to build miles and gain experience without taking a formal course. The week will include, but go beyond, the RYA Coastal Skipper Non-Tidal Practical Course syllabus, covering:
- Yacht handling under power and sail
- Manouvring in small harbours & tight conditions
- Safety aspects
- Emergency situations and towing
- Use of spinnaker / cruising chute
- Anchoring and Med-mooring techniques
- Planning and executing longer coastal passages
- Night sailing and night entry to ports
- Electronic navigation
- Advanced pilotage by day and night
- Preparing for and dealing with adverse weather conditions
It may also be possible to take the one-day RYA Marine Radio Course either before or after the trip. (Some countries, such as Croatia, now require charterers to have a radio licence in addition to a skipper’s licence.) Please let us know if you are interested in this.
The route for the trip will be weather dependent but you’ll start with a long sail to either the Argolic or the Cyclades and will visit pretty ports and Greek islands while you receive advanced sailing tuition and mature as a skipper.
The price for the Masterclass is 1494€ / £1245 and this includes everything except getting to/from the yacht and about six meals ashore during your week’s sailing.
We provide instruction, accommodation on board in a private cabin, bedding and freshly laundered linen & towels (please bring your own swim towel). All yacht expenses such as fuel, mooring etc. are included, as is food for meals taken on board.
To book a place or find out more, email Melody today!
*aircon only operates when connected to shore-power which is not available in every port.