Take an RYA sailing course whilst on holiday in the warm waters of Turkey.
A 1 week holiday with 6 days of personal instruction, exclusive to your party of 2 to 4.
Courses are available from the beginning of May through to the end of September 2016. You can fly out on either a Monday or a Saturday and start your course the following morning.
We offer a selection of yachts to suit your party of 2-4 persons, ranging from a 36 foot yacht with 3 cabins to a 42 foot yacht, also with 3 cabins.
On arrival at the base on either Monday or Saturday afternoon, you will be greeted by the local team and your instructor, who will show you to your yacht where you will find a small welcome pack together with your bedding and shower towels. Your instructor will explain how everything works, after which you can settle in, unpack, pour a drink and enjoy a meal ashore. The following morning, you will have time to take breakfast ashore, exchange money and purchase provisions before stowing everything onboard. Your instructor will then start your course with a full safety briefing before setting sail for the day to the first rendezvous. Each day you will sail to a different port or bay with your instructor. Your overnight moorings will generally be in a bay where there is a restaurant with its own jetty.
Your instructor will follow the RYA syllabus and certificates may be awarded depending on your progress.
The courses on offer are :-
Competent Crew - Become an active crew member
This is a great practical course if you are a beginner or fairly new to sailing, with no formal qualifications. It aims to enable you to become an invaluable crew member, living on board whilst being taught the basic principles of sailing.
Virtually all of the course is hands on - with helmsmanship, handling the sails, rope work, man overboard, meteorology, rules of the road and keeping a lookout, using a dinghy, as well as learning about yacht and your/ crew personal safety.
On successful completion of the course you will have become, as the name suggests, a competent member as crew.
Day Skipper (non-tidal) - For aspiring skippers who already have yachting experience/skills, basic navigation and may have previously acquired a Competent Crew qualification
Skippering a yacht for the first time can be a daunting yet exhilarating experience, as a skipper does much more than just navigate. He/she is responsible for the complete safety and well being of both the yacht and crew, therefore the Day Skipper course is designed to teach you to ‘take charge’ safely and confidently.
The Day Skipper course is intended to teach preparation for sea, navigation, pilotage, deck work, passage making, night cruising, seamanship and boat handling, enabling you to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in non tidal waters. As there will be no time during this practical course to cover all the theory side of things, it is an advantageous to have previous sailing experience, however not essential, to take the theory qualifiaction prior to your holiday.
To successfully complete the course you must be able to demonstrate sailing and skippering ability up to the required standard.
The Day Skipper licence is now the new photo-type and you will need to take 2 passport sized photographs, of each person with you, as these cannot be obtained in the home port of Gocek, marina or town.
Your holiday is booked with Setsail
The courses described above are provided by Gocek Sea School an RYA Training Center.
• Yacht accommodation
• Welcome pack
• End cleaning at the end of your holiday
• Bed linen and shower towels
What‘s not Included:
• Airport transfers - these can be pre-booked and paid for at the base. Please ask for details
• Instructors fee £770 paid in GBP at the base before the course begins
• Transit log (yacht papers) £90 paid in GBP at the base
• Yacht Security Deposit - This is a refundable deposit lodged on your credit card at the base. The amount will be specified within your holiday quotation.
• G15 Log Book, approx £17 per book. Pay local (if applicable) available from the sailing school
• The new photo-type Day Skipper certificate £20 per person. Pay local (if applicable) available from the sailing school
• Any mooring fees away from the homeport of Marinturk Marina, Gocek
• Food or drink for yourselves and your instructor
Call us on 01787 310445 for more details or to discuss your holiday plans.