If you want to get away from the daily grind of the modern world, there is nothing as satisfying as taking to the water and the options are endless. From the slow pace of a narrow boat on the canals, to the social scene of relaxing with friends on a luxurious cruiser, experiencing the excitement of sailing a yacht, or the exhilaration of a power boat, there is something to suit everyone.Look At Tenerife Sailing Courses website to get more
Whether you are a complete novice, someone who wants to brush up on old skills or add to those already learned, or simply to add more theoretical knowledge to your practical capabilities, the range of boating courses is vast, with numerous training centres and charter companies based all over the world. Here are some of the most popular courses which they supply:-
The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) courses are recognised world wide as a yardstick of competence and most of the reputable sailing schools offer these courses. They include courses on:-
• Sail Cruising – living on board, coastal and offshore cruising. Courses range from basic ones for complete novices such as “Start Yachting” and “Competent Crew”, through “Day Skipper” to “Coastal Skipper” and “Yachtmaster” for those who wish to skipper a boat on longer offshore passages.
• Motor Cruising – for new boat owners, first timers and more experienced skippers. The Helmsman’s course covers the basics of boat handling, engine checks and safety, while there are also Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster courses specifically for power boats.
• Navigation and seamanship theory – shore based courses, available on line or in the class room. These range from an introductory course, through to those which complement the Day Skipper, Coastal and Yachtmaster practical courses, as well as a theoretical Ocean Yachtmaster course.
• Inland waterways – hands on course with a minimum of theory. This Helmsman’s one day course assumes no prior knowledge and is designed for those on small cruisers, narrow boats and barges.
• Power boating – courses in small powerboats including RIBs, sports boats and small launches. The courses range from teaching the basics in Level 1 and 2, through to Intermediate and Advanced for those who want to use their boat, day or night, in unfamiliar waters and challenging conditions.
•Small boat sailing – dinghy, keel boat and multi-hull courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors, designed for both children and adults.