Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising

Canary Sail offers a fantastic range of sailing courses in the canaries, with their offshore sailing school fast track to cruising course proving exceptionally popular. Fast track courses allow our customers to learn at the pace that best suits them, and our offshore sailing school fast track to cruising course is a great way to propel yourself into the world of sailing in the Canaries.

Offshore sailing school fast track to cruising is a comprehensive sailing course taught by experts with over 18 years of experience in sailing. Our professional instructors are with you every step of the way to ensure you are confident and skilled in the world of catamaran or monohull sailing.

Who Is the Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising Course For?

The beauty of this course is that you do not need to have any sailing experience. So, this course will suit you whether you are a keen sailor of smaller boats, you have a boat and wish to learn, or you are a complete beginner. Perhaps you have sailed in the past, but want to introduce yourself to it again. Maybe sailing is a passion you have always wanted to explore. This course is suitable for complete beginners and keen sailors.

You do not need to prove you have any prior knowledge or experience to enrol on this course.

What Does the Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising Course Cover?

Canary Sail’s Offshore Sailing School Fast Track to Cruising Course covers all aspects of offshore sailing without a professional captain or crew. This will be on a catamaran or monohull boat. Areas covered in your in-depth course include:

  • Learn to sail – an initial introductory course
  • All relevant nautical terms
  • Getting underway
  • Sails and rigging
  • Understanding wind direction
  • Winch techniques
  • Tacking and jibing
  • Points of sailing
  • Wind/sail interaction
  • Wind pressure
  • Hull speed
  • Boat balance
  • Close quarters manoeuvring
  • Stability and heeling
  • Stopping and starting without an engine
  • Backwards sailing without an engine
  • Rudderless sailing
  • Sail trim and sail shape
  • Anchoring
  • Mooring
  • Docking under sail
  • Boating knots
  • Right-of-way
  • Adverse weather
  • Grounding remedies
  • Using a compass
  • Boating in current
  • Heaving-to
  • Cruise planning
  • Sailing plans
  • Engine functionality and maintenance
  • Cooking equipment
  • Fuelling
  • Battery and charging systems
  • Crew communication
  • Overboard procedures
  • Procedure logs
  • Piloting techniques
  • GPS navigation
  • Danger banners and signals
  • Use of all safety equipment

As you can see, this is an elaborate and professional course that covers all aspects of offshore sailing and cruising. Each step will be explained to you before your course begins, and our experienced instructors will be there to guide you throughout the process.

Contact Canary Sail for more information on the sailing school services and courses we offer on 01252 837648.

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Phone (USA): 001 855 866-5566
Phone (Spain): 0034 922 141 967

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Calle Del Medio, 38800,
San Sebastian de La Gomera,
Islas Canarias, Spain

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