Sailing Masterclass

Sailing Masterclass

This 5 day, no pressure fun course is designed for competent sailors, RYA Competent crew level and above, to learn the intricacies of advanced sail trim and the setting and use of storm sails, asymmetric and symmetric spinnakers.  We will also be focusing on emergency procedures such as man overboard and engine / power failure as well as power handling in marinas.

During this exciting no pressure week, we will as usual visit some of our regular haunts in Morocco and Spain, and will spend each evening in a marina to avail ourselves of shore side facilities. Each day however, we will learn new procedures with the ultimate aim of being safe and competent in emergency situations and also to have a sound working knowledge of sail trim.

This course is designed and run by Jolly Parrot Sailing by popular demand to bridge some of the gaps in the formal RYA Cruising programme. As such it is ideal for sailors looking to move on to skipper longer passages or to participate in races and for those looking to gain RYA Coastal Skipper and the esteemed RYA Yachtmaster qualification. Your instructor for the week will be a highly experienced Yachtmaster Instructor.

What's covered:

  • Effective and efficient, hoisting, setting and reefing of Mainsail and Headsail
  • Storm Jib: Deployment, types and advantages
  • Storm Trysail: Deployment and advantages
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker: Packing,hoisting, gybing and dropping
  • Symmetric Spinnaker: Packing,hoisting, gybing and dropping
  • Sailing in confined spaces.
  • Power handling in confined spaces.

What's included?

  • Accommodation onboard throughout the course
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and two evening meals
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Bedding and towels
  • Safety equipment
  • Mooring fees
  • All charts and publications

Course schedule:

Starts: 20:00 onwards on Sunday

Finishes: 16:30 on Friday 

Course cost: £649

Option for own cabin:

Selected dates to guarantee your own cabin are available for £849. See dates below.

How to book:

It's easy!  Just select the Sailing Masterclass date you want below.  Click on book, confirm that this is the date you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system.  A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your sailing starts. 

What's next?:

With your new found skills you will be perfectly positioned to skipper a yacht for a family holiday or possibly to sign up for your first race where you can demonstrate your knowledge of sail trim and spinnaker work.You may even be ready to sign up for our RYA Coastal Skipper Practical or RYA Coastal Skipper Combined courses.  

We also offer RYA theory courses online, so if you like the idea of doing your theory in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, take a look at our online theory courses.

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Have a Question?

If you have any questions please email us or call on +44 7925 784407 or see our Frequently Asked Questions.