Learn to sail whilst on a Charter Holiday

Many beginners enter the sailing world each year and the vast majority of adults probably start sailing with a clear intention to eventually charter their own yacht to take family or friends on holiday.

The general view has, until recently, been that before we can enjoy ourselves in the sun-kissed playgrounds of the Mediterranean, we must first pay the price of entry and sail around the winter-grey waters of the UK, ‘learning the basics’. At Jolly Parrot Sailing we think there’s a better way. 

After all, if you are planning to charter a yacht somewhere sunny and spend a week or two exploring the delights of the sunny Mediterranean amongst friends on your very own charter yacht, why not combine your holiday in the sun with the learning experience you need - tailored to meet your specific needs?  What’s more, you get to dine alfresco on shaded boulevards and explore different countries - and even continents - along the way!

Jolly Parrot Sailing has been an RYA approved Sail Training Centre for over eight years. Based in Gibraltar, we are ideally located for those looking to sail in a warm climate where good sailing and sheltered waters allow us to push them and widen their skill base. 

Alongside all the usual Mediterranean RYA Yachting Courses, sold on the usual berth-by-berth basis, we also offer clients the option to charter an entire yacht just for themselves and their family or friends, along with one of our professional RYA Instructors who will come along for the week. If you would like to follow specific syllabi we can arrange that and, at the end of the week, successful candidates will return home with an RYA Certificate as well as a tan! If you just want someone to lend a hand then our instructor can sit back and just keep a watchful eye on proceedings - it’s entirely up to you.

See how we can build the perfect learning experience for you and your family in the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean. You’ll learn how to sail and how to manage a yacht. We cover customs procedures, stern-to mooring and traditional alongside mooring, anchoring and springing onto windy berths. Everything you need for your first solo outing in fact!

Top up your tan, improve your confidence and enjoy a debrief as the sun goes down over Africa’s Atlantic coast - and all just 2 ½ hours from London.

Click here to find out more about our Group and Family RYA Yachting Courses in the Mediterranean.

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