Duration: One weekend (two days)
Experience required: None
Essential Navigation & Seamanship
Great for those new to sailing yachts who would like a good introduction, see how they handle and complete some short trips. It is a hands-on course with little time to teach navigation or other theoretical subjects.
Cost: €250 per person
Two days of teaching and three 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 some wine or a beer after a day 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 two day course which comes back to the base marina every night. It is often run in conjunction with the Competent Crew course. You spend the two days getting familiar with the boat and explore some anchorages away from the beaten track in Tenerife. This two day course starts at 10:00 on day one and finishes at 18:00 on the second day.
- The yacht
- Rope work underway
- Rules of the road
- Man overboard recovery
- Clothing & equipment
- Emergency equipment
- Safety and precautions
- Basic meteorology
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.