Skippered Yacht Charter, Sailing Holidays, Tuition & Instructional Yacht Days & Weekend Breaks
Yacht charter with a Skipper allows you to take your own yacht Skipper or private Instructor determining your own sailing holiday itinerary. Often people just need a confidence boost to their sailing skills, need more intensive training for members of their family or friends – or want some further boat handling skills. We will teach you any aspects of yacht sailing in a manner that is suitable to your learning style so that you learn at your own pace and keep you comfortable and at ease.
- Learn to sail weekends
- Sailing holidays
- Boat handling course
- Cross channel cruise to France
- Flotilla skills
- Stag & hen parties
- Experience days
If you want a less formalised approach and just need a helping hand and just require guidance – no problem. Our very friendly and patient yacht skippers are all commercially endorsed by the MCA ensuring they have all the qualities and skills to make your yacht charter memorable and enjoyable. Skippered yacht charter is a fantastic, flexible way to learn new skills and tricks of the trade. Own boat tuition is also available .
How It Works:
You charter the yacht – for example our well equipped 9 berth, 3 double cabin Jeanneau 37 with heating represents extremely good value – then add in the price of the Skipper to give the following prices and split this amongst your group:
Jeanneau 37 – Charter With Skipper Weekend
£1,150 Low Season (Oct- Mar inc)
£1,390 High Season (Apr – Sep inc)
Monday- Friday: 5 Day Yacht Charter with Skipper
£1,770 Low Season (Oct- Mar inc)
£1,975 High Season (Apr – Sep inc)
Charter yachts come with ‘Welcome Pack’ of tea, coffee, milk, cleaning materials, tea towels etc and gas.
Additional Costs: You chose / pay for any extras that you require – wet weather gear, outboard for the dinghy or spinnakers. Include any mooring fees away from the home berth and fuel used at £4.50 per hour (min £20 per charter) or just refill the tank. You provision the boat with food for your group and the Skipper.
What Type Of Trip:
You decide upon how many people will be aboard and what you want from the experience. You may be wanting a sailing holiday for the family, a consolidation skills week for different standards aboard or specific teaching for certain skills. Less people aboard means higher intensity tuition… or if it is a group of friends… then a larger group will mean reduced shared costs. Essentially you can chose what you want to do, cruise locally, do skills and drills, cross the Channel or explore the West Country – as long as it is feasible and within the capabilities of the crew and of course, will be dependent upon the weather conditions and forecast!
Our Yacht Skippers:
All our Skippers are easy going, have exceptional communication skills, are patient and extremely good teachers. They will plan the trip with you to make the most of the opportunities and ensure that you get the most out of your time aboard. We ask that you make one aft cabin available for their sole use. You are not obliged to have them come out with you if you eat out… but if you invite them to join you, I am sure they would be delighted. Please make sure you have sufficient food aboard to feed them regardless.
Private instruction: 0900 hrs – 1600 hrs – From Just £525 (includes fuel / wet gear / tea & coffee)
We have a number of reduced cost individual days with yacht and a Skipper for small group tuition or outings that we can fit in around our schedule making for very economical days out. If you have flexibility and want to learn some specifics – or just get on the water – register your interest and ask to be put down on a list and we will keep you up to date with the reduced cost days that come available. You decide what you want from these days. Bring a packed lunch and a sandwich for the Skipper!
Discount Skippered Days From £525 (High Season Mid Week ‘Fill In’ Days – When they are available) Some Dates - (but not all – ring for more)
£595 Wednesday 30 August
£595 Thursday 31 August
£595 Friday 1 September
£575 Monday 4 September
£575 Tuesday 5 September
£575 Wednesday 6 September
£525 Thursday 7 September
£525 Friday 8 September
“Excellent value for money. Excellent boat. Very clean, well equipped and well organised. We had a really great weekend, and got so much more out of it than I expected. Buster was an excellent skipper – his instructions were very clear and informative, delivered in a relaxed, easy-going style. In just two days we practised a large range of techniques from night sailing, navigation planning, pilotage planning, anchoring, spinnaker use, reefing, MOB, and others. We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend improving our sailing and boat handling skills.”
Patrick Stileman, October, Skippered Instructional Weekend for Day Skipper Plus Skills
Specialist Intensive Tuition Weekend
Helen – who was on a skippered weekend for Yachtmaster Coastal practice – says, “Highly recommended for tailor made sailing tuition… best bits were learning navigational tips, especially at night. The Skipper was relaxed and very competent, good at teaching and genuinely cared about passing on sailing skills and knowledge. Boat – good standard/condition – heater and carpet amazing!”
Carl Moore on private tuition in June, ‘We booked this day for two couples to build up their experience ahead of a bareboat charter in the summer. One of the couples had never sailed before.
The Skipper was excellent at ascertaining exactly what each of us wanted from the day & exceeded all of our expectations – we all learn’t so much & had a lot of fun too!! Not only did Buster bring loads of knowledge, but he was so good at sharing it across people of completely different levels.’
Boats available for charter
Our superbly equipped and maintained charter yachts come with stereos, most with heaters, ‘welcome pack’, all safety and state of the art navigational aids and equipment. Sea Start comes for peace of mind and all our charter yachts are coded to the MCA safety requirements. Sail in the sheltered waters of the Solent with its wide array of different ports, harbours, creeks and rivers – or sail to further destinations and take in some French ports and the Channel Isles. The choice is yours. For more information why not give us a call, or you can take a look at the Yachtforce website which has more details on our charter yachts as well as full pricing and boat specs. (Yachtforce is our sister company who provide our Yacht Charter services)