What type of yacht is used for the Beginner Course?
We use a NEW Dufour 310 or a Hunter 33. The Dufour 310 is a sleek and responsive yacht designed for performane sailing. The Hunter 33 is a modern cruising yacht and is more appropriate for luxury cruising. We use both yachts to emulate real life yacht chartering and to teach on a wider variety of sailing yacts.
What type of yacht is used for the Competent Crew Course?
What type of yacht is used for the Skipper Course?
All our coastal sail training is on board a Hunter 39. This yacht has additional safety equipment necessary for coastal cruising and racing. With a deep keel, spacious cockpit and roomy cabins it really is the optimal size for both short and long haul sailing.
How many students are on board?
It depends on the course: In harbour training - up to 4 students Skipper training 5-6 students Long haul up to 6 students and 2 Instructors.
Where does it all lead to?
Like any sport it can take a lifetime to master. It really depends on your own schedule.
We can provide the training and many excellent and fun ways to gain the experience. As you build your knowledge and skills new doors open.
Generally, from beginner to bareboat charter we require at least 26hrs of instruction and a few social races under your belt before we will allow you to charter one of our smaller yachts with people of similar experience and favourable weather conditions.