Duration: Five Days
Experience required: None
Essential Navigation & Seamanship
Great hands-on experience course for beginners, and an ideal introduction to: cruising, going through the equipment on board while teaching you personal safety, seamanship and steering to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.
Cost: €750 per person
Five days of teaching and seven nights accommodation
Tuition from an experienced Instructor
Light weight waterproof jacket – just in case of the odd wave;
Food and drinks on board – breakfast, lunch and a glass of wine, or a beer after a days sailing;
All mooring fees, gas and diesel
Your own berth – no need to share
Freshly laundered sheets, duvets and 2 pillows and towels per person
We do not include: flights, travel insurance or evening meals ashore.
This is a relaxing course where you might spend the week visiting other marinas and ports such as San Sebastian de la Gomera - giving you a chance to see the unspoiled areas of the Canary Islands.
After this course you will become a useful crew member who is able to helm (steer the yacht), handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day yacht management.
- Knowledge of sea and yacht terms
- Rigging and sails & sail handling
- Fire precautions and fighting
- Personal safety equipment
- Man overboard & emergency equipment
- Basic meteorology
- General duties, manners and customs
- Rules of the road
- Dinghies & Anchoring
The climate in the Canaries is temperate. You are recommended to bring with you shorts and t-shirts, long jeans/trousers and a jumper for the odd cooler evening in the winter months, shoes with non-marking bottoms for use on the boat, swimwear and something for dinners ashore. As the boat has limited storage space a soft suitcase is the most suitable luggage.