Just Cruising

Why cruising?

We often get asked what is next after you have completed your RYA sailing course - whether it be Competent Crew, Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper. one option is our Day Skipper Plus or Coastal Skipper Plus courses, but an alternative is one of our Just Cruising or Milebuilding weeks.

On our Just Cruising weeks you will be in a harbour, marina or at an anchorage in a bay each night at a more relaxed pace with time to stop and explore whilst doing some great sailing to new places with the odd BBQ thrown in. If you are on a milebuilding week you will be sailing at least two (often 5) 60nm passages and may be doing some overnight sailing covering about 500nm in the week.

The milebuilding week is great for those sailors who are looking for some blue water sailing, or miles towards your RYA/ MCA Yachtmaster Offshore or Yachtmaster Coastal.

If you are a group of friends, or a family, why not consider our Family Sailing Holidays?

Location, location

We don't just sail in the Canaries!

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Canary Islands

From our base in the small fishing harbour of Las Galletas we are in a great place to explore: the western Canary Islands of La Gomera, La Palma and also El Hierro; and the eastern islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerventura, Lanzarote and our favourite the small island of La Graciosa. We spend our time exploring the unspoilt areas of the Canaries - with plenty of time to see the great wild life - a daily dose of dolphins, turtles and pilot whales (and fin whales as they migrate through in the January and February). With one of our instructors on board you will be in safe hands to enjoy some fantastic sailing in the atlantic ocean. (note weeks normally start on a Friday)

Western Mediteranean

Based in St Raphael (just a short train ride from Nice) we will be cruising to Corsica, Sardinia and Italy as well as along the French coastline. Choose a one way sail via Corsica to Olbia, explore the tiny island of Elba and northern italy the choice is yours. (note weeks normally start on a Saturday)

Which yachts?

We sail in the Canary Islands in the winter months on all our school yachts, and in summer 2015 we will have our Dufour 455, Sun Odyssey 39i and Bavaria 36 available. In the Mediterranean we have our Prima 38.

In the Red Sea we have out new Hanse yachts - more details soon!