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Sailing Holidays with Mark Warner

Sailing Holidays

Whether you're looking to gain a qualification or you're just sailing for fun, our sailing holidays are suitable for everyone. With first class tuition from Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors and a superb selection of sailing craft at our Beach Resorts, you can learn to sail at stunning beach locations in Turkey, Corsica, Sardinia and Greece. We have a range of equipment for children right up to seasoned professionals. These include; Oppies, Bugs, Teras, Picos, Topazes, Lasers, Bahias, Vagos, Dart 16s, CX16s, RS 500s and Laser 400. Equipment varies depending on resort.

 

We have free tuition on offer or for those that want to take things a bit more seriously we have a range of RYA courses.

Please Note. At The Ocean Club in Portugal we do not offer Watersports.

RYA Courses and Private Tuition

RYA Adult Courses

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RYA Adult Courses

As an RYA accredited centre, we are able to teach the National Sailing Scheme. This offers our guests the chance to earn a recognised, certified qualification, ideal for those interested in owning a dinghy or joining a sailing club. The minimum age for the below courses is 14 years. For younger sailors we are delighted to offer the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.

RYA Start Sailing (Level 1)
The beginner's course. Run throughout the course of the week, teaches the fundamentals of sailing. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of sailing up, down and across wind, turning the boat and how to recover from a capsize. RYA Start Sailing certificate and log book (subject to successful assessment) are awarded. This course is always popular and we recommend pre-booking in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Basic Skills (Level 2) 
Tuition taking you to the next level throughout the course of the week. This course consolidates the skills learnt on the Start Sailing course and sets out the foundations of sailing. By the end of it you'll be a competent light-wind sailor. RYA Basic Skills certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded. Again, a very popular course, it is recommended to pre-book in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Better Sailing (Level 3)
A recent addition to the National Sailing Scheme, this excellent course bridges the gap between Start Sailing, Basic Skills and the Advanced Modules making the transition easier for those wishing to progress through the scheme. Through a large amount of time spent at the helm, confidence is built and technique is developed. RYA Better Sailing certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £70

RYA Further Modules

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RYA Adult Courses Further Modules

Further Modules are for those who have already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for levels 2-3.  

RYA Seamanship Skills
The successful sailor will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and capable of making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions.  The emphasis of the course is placed on increasing self-reliance and decision making. Run over the course of the week. Booked in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over.
Price £70

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers
An exhilharating course that, through the course of the week, teaches you how to rig, hoist, drop and trim a spinnaker effectively.  Large amounts of time are spent on the water, learning how to maximise boat speed and understand best course downwind.  A useful course to do if you are interested in racing crewed boats. Booked in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over.
Price £70

RYA Start Racing
A course run across the week designed to give you confidence, knowledge and skills to help you partake in club racing in good conditions. Booked in resort, available for adults and children 14 years and over.
Price £70

RYA Youth Courses

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RYA Youth Courses

For children under 14 years we offer the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme. The YSS offers both a fun and educational experience. Structured and progressive learning, delivered under the watchful eye of our experienced, qualified instructors will allow children to come away with an RYA qualification.  The scheme links in with the adult programme allowing for a smooth transition as children's skills develop.  

Stage 1 (Age 6-13 years)
Spread over the course of the week, introducing younger sailors to the basics of launching and recovering, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. A certificate (subject to successful assessment) is awarded at the end of the course. It is recommended to pre-book in the UK.
Price £50

Stage 2 (Age 6-13 years)
Instruction throughout the course of the week increases the ability of the young sailor's basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. At the end of the course they will be able to tack and control boat speed and leave and return to shore under supervision. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £50

Stage 3 (Age 8-13 years)
Tuition over the course of the week focusing on rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery and sailing theory. By the end of the course the young sailor will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle with confidence in moderate conditions. A certificate is awarded at the end of the week upon successful completion. Pre-bookable in the UK.
Price £50

Stage 4 (Age 8-13 years)
Teaching sailing techniques including launch, mooring and recovery manoeuvres in crewed boats and recovering man overboard throughout the course of the week. A certificate is awarded at the end of the week upon successful completion. Booked in resort only.
Price £50

Please note: It is advisable to pre-book courses prior to departure in the UK, as courses booked in resort are subject to local taxes of over 20%.

Private Tuition

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Private Tuition

Available for all levels of sailor this lesson is tailored to your needs and is for both adults and children. Booked in resort with a maximum of 2 participants.

1 x 60 minute lesson
Price £50

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