Exclusive Family or Group Sailing Course

Book an exclusive RYA training week with Canary Sail and sail for the full 6 days. By prior arrangement, we offer a 5 day training course plus a day to discover La Gomera or if sailing from our Tenerife base, a tour to the Teide volcano. The whole group avail of RYA training and certification whilst enjoying “time out” giving your sailing experience, a real holiday flavour.

  • Instructor only
  • Instructor plus hostess by request 
  • Mixed course levels
  • Contact us for availability

Please note: A maximum of 5 people can take an RYA course on the same boat.

Duration

1 week (6 full sailing days) or longer if requested

Pre Course Experience

No experience needed at entry level – Competent Crew– just enthusiasm! Any other practical RYA courses can also be undertaken on the same yacht

Assumed Knowledge

None for Competent Crew level. For other courses, please refer to correct course page for more details 

Course Content

Choose from Competent Crew through to Coastal Skipper Practical. If preferred some crew members may wish to go “Just Sailing

Expected Learning Outcome

On successful completion of your RYA Course you all will receive the relevant RYA certificate signed by your Instructor

Price

From €2895

Availability

Contact us for availability

Weather

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Flights

Course content

Each crew member in your group can choose any course from Competent Crew to Coastal Skipper or they may wish to simply come along for the ride under our “just sailing” content

Typical Itinerary for Week

Day 1

We will meet and welcome you at your chosen base and settle you onto your yacht. You are then invited to join us all for drinks to meet the team, your instructors and fellow students or crew. You will be made very welcome by the Canary Sail team and we can advise the best restaurants for you to sample!

Day 2

After the initial safety briefing, you will learn the ropes, be shown how to prepare the boat for departure and almost always be taken out for an introductory sail in the wind acceleration zone (WAZ) just off the harbour wall. This is to help you feel comfortable and (for some of you) familiar with your new surroundings on board.

Day 3

Instruction on boat handling in and around the marina before making the first passage normally through the Wind acceleration zone (WAZ) to Marina Los Gigantes situated on the northwest of Tenerife. Here you will moor the boat in ideal conditions and be ready to relax before heading off for dinner in one of the many restaurants or bars available. Los Gigantes is a perfect set off point for your next destination.

Day 4/5 and 6

The schedule for these days will depend on what you hope to achieve during the course, the level you are working towards and the winds. We aim to sail around the north of La Gomera to Vueltas or Valle Gran Rey on the west of the island. This route takes us through no less than 2 more of our WAZ zones thus almost ensuring you of great sailing in superb conditions on all points of sail! This fishing harbour is a more rustic location offering a wide variety of foods from local fish to Moroccan cuisine, experiencing the sunset from this charming habour. The WAZ zone situated just north of Vueltas serves us with ideal training conditions for sailing exercises during the following day. You may then depart Vueltas and complete your circumnavigation of La Gomera calling into Santiago, a beautiful fishing village, either for the evening or as a set-off point for the highlight of your week – The Night Sail to San Sebastian La Gomera!

Day 7

Further sailing, anchoring and general boat handling we finish back at your base in the afternoon where we begin the de-briefing, clean-up and issuing of your certificates. The course ends at around 4pm. Remember – your accommodation on the last evening is also included!

Day 8

Leave the yacht at 09.30 latest please for your return home or to continue your holiday on La Gomera or Tenerife. Please see our stay page for accommodation.

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Courses

A wide range of practical and theory courses offered all year round

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Cruises

Choose from a variety of sail cruises around the Canary Islands and beyond

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Charter

From Bareboat to skippered charter, we have an option to suit your needs

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ACCOMMODATION

Recommended accommodation options in La Gomera and Tenerife

Get in Touch

Phone any time on our UK Divert No. (UK call cost): 0044 1252 837648
Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967

Postal Address:
Apartado 211,
Calle Del Medio, 38800,
San Sebastian de La Gomera,
Islas Canarias, Spain

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