Courses — Sailing Jollies

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Sailing Courses

Sailing courses are an excellent way to cover a syllabus of basic to advanced sailing techniques, both theoretically and practically. The RYA sets the standard and prepares people at various levels to be useful crew members, new budding skippers, or professional yachtsmen.

The down side to courses is that they normally only last a few days and if several are doing it, you have to wait for others to do their bit after you’ve done yours. I’m all for gradually working your way to gaining official qualifications, but I certainly don’t believe the basic Day Skipper Practical alone, necessarily prepares you for chartering a yacht yourself, which has been echoed by many of my Jollies clients. Day Skipper practical, surprisingly and perhaps alarmingly, is really just an attendance certificate!

A Sailing Jolly allows you to gain experience prior to taking an RYA Course, or in the gap between one course and the subsequent one. They are professional and safe, fun and friendly and you will leave feeling like you gained a huge amount from the experience.


Having passed my Day Skippers course in Portugal last year i found myself certified, but most definitely not experienced or confident enough to take a yacht out on my own. The trip with Sailing Jollies under skipper Richard was only one week, but what I came away with was immense. I would not have been able to charter a yacht and propose to my girlfriend if it had not been for everything I have learned from you — cheers Skipper

— Matt U, Essex, May 2011 and October 2011


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I advise people not to rush to get their next ticket, but rather build up their experience and confidence regularly and gradually, so that when you come to take your exams, you feel like it’s just a day on the water. easy to say, I know!

A Jolly is not a course and there is no certification (only RYA affiliated and approved sailing schools can do this, not even a freelance qualified instructor can certify you outside of one) but you will be able to get real life experience in many of the things covered in courses, as well as some ‘extras’ that aren’t.

An overnight sail, at least one 60 mile passage, berthing / anchoring / man overboard practice (we use a tennis ball, not a fender!), time in the role of Skipper, line and rope work, knots, navigation, engine checking, planning and provisioning and much more. The experienced people on board are always more than willing to help the less experienced to develop their skills and confidence.

*** AUGUST NOW FULL *** Our next Jolly with availability is September 21st to 28th.

Whether you come on a Jolly prior to, or after a sailing course, it is certain to be a huge enhancement to your level of competence and confidence.

Sailing Jollies is pleased to offer a 50 reduction to anyone simultaneously booking a Jolly with me and a course with my highly recommended Yacht Master Instructor in Gibraltar — contact me for details.

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