Exclusive Family or Group Sailing Course

As an alternative to a shared yacht, choose from our selection of yachts for your own Exclusive Yacht.
You are a couple, a group or a family wishing to have the yacht to yourselves.
This option offers flexibility in that the week can be dictated by you/your group.
Within the limits of weather and circumstance, you can decide:
  • All cabins are available for your group/family – Your instructor takes the saloon
  • Option for your instructor to stay ashore leaving you more privacy in the evenings
  • Complete free mix of courses on board – your instructor will help you!
  • More assistance with theory training (not possible on a shared yacht)
  • More time for lunch at anchor / swimming / snorkelling /resting
  • Take a day out for sightseeing – the courses are 5 days – we sail for 6 days!
  • Choose to take a morning/afternoon off from sailing – beach, shopping, etc.
  • For couples and small groups, more training time, helming, berthing practice
Choose Our “Exclusive Yacht” Sail Training Option – Select your yacht now!
  • Instructor only
  • Mixed course levels
  • Contact us for availability

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


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

Pre Course Experience
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
Assumed Knowledge

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

Course Content
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
Expected Learning Outcome

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


From €4150


Contact us for availability


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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 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 Las
Galletas, situated close by, or to San Sebastián, la Gomera. 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.

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 South or
North of La Gomera to Vueltas or Valle Gran Rey on the west of the island. The
Northern 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 international 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! Alternatively
an early morning sail back to South Tenerife.

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 09.00 latest please for your return home or to continue your holiday in Tenerife. Please see our stay page for accommodation.

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

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

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

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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

Company Address:
Marina San Miguel
Urbanizacion Amarilla Golf
San Miguel de Abona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Islas Canarias

Postal Address:
Apartado de Correos 211
San Sebastián de la Gomera
Islas Canarias

Office opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 08.30-15.30

Calls diverted outside of office hours, excluding Mondays. Please send us an email and your enquiry will be dealt with promptly.

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