Basic Yacht Sailing
Course Duration: 16 hours
This course will take you through a structured practical programme on board a fully equipped sailing yacht.
This course will enable you to reach a skill level where you will be able of safely sailing a yacht yourself, without the assistance of an instructor, given that conditions are reasonable enough. You can choose to split this course into 8 or 4 hour sessions.
Boating and sailing terminology
Hoisting, un/furling & reefing sails
Sailing on all points of sail
Tacking & gybing
Picking up a buoy / Anchoring
Reading marine charts
Using a VHF
Elementary rules of the road
Things to consider when buying a yacht.
A certificate is issued to all students who complete a course successfully.
For further information, Email us or phone +356 9988 2615.
Yacht Sailing Picture Gallery
Setting Off At Dawn
Our Boat... The Blue Sky... Blue Sea!
Sailing Back Home Into The Sunset
Godwin & Chris Saliba
Me and my brother had never been on a sailing boat before but the Basic Sailing Course was a great introduction to sailing for us new-comers to the sport. The instructor is very good at helping you learn the basics; through easy-to-follow explanations and hands-on experience. At first it might seem daunting; especially when after just an hour of theory you are asked to give a hand in guiding the boat out of the marina or to raise the sails but it was great fun. The course was very well structured and each new topic that was introduced built up on the one before; thus learning was gradual but constant. The instructor was also extremely patient with us two landlubbers and helped us make most of the experience. But in the end the whole course can be summed up as lots of fun. There is not much else that can give you a better experience in life. But beware: this course will make you fall in love with sailing.
Jonathan,once more thanks for the fantastic experience; we learned a lot and it was great fun. I also wish to thank you for your never-ending patience.
'Catch the breeze....Its just plain SAILING!!'
When my friend suggested a sailing course with the BoatLink Sailing School I was a bit wary since I am not exactly a hardy sea farer ... however the beginners' course, which we split over four afternoons, turned out to be an extremely enjoyable experience that i would definitely recommend to all those who have a minimal love for the sea and wish to distance themselves from the hectic pace of life ashore.
The Instructors, Jonathan & Kathleen, are not only experienced sailors but also infinitely patient! They enabled us to successfully complete and acquire the basic sailing skills, through constant individual attention, and by giving clear and precise hands-on instructions.
The course begins with safety at sea tutoring, progressing with instructions in lifting anchor and ultimately sailing and berthing. But thats not all! In fact the course goes beyond the standard sailing course in that we also learnt to master a variety of manouvers at sea including 'Man Overboard', 'Collecting Buoys at Sea' and many others!
The feeling of lifting anchor and moving away from shore is truly indescribable. Only upon personally experiencing the beautiful serene waters that surround our island, can one truly appreciate the blissful sensation of leaving the urban noise behind, as the waves lap gently at the side of our boat 'Kate' while she glides gently into a peaceful world of deep blue sea and gorgeous sunsets.
There's definitely nothing more to say except that if you have a passion for the beauty of the mediterranean and wish to become fully skilled in manning a boat at sea this is DEFINITELY the course for you!