With a maximum of 3 students plus instructor on an 8-berth boat you will have your own cabin and a great time. All food is provided on board and is “superb” with fresh ingredients etc. You will get the opportunity to plan and execute a passage.
What about the weather
It is unusual for us to have to cancel a course due to bad weather but, should this happen, a full refund or rescheduling will be arranged. We will do our best to ensure you have a great sailing and learning experience.
This course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations. It is a satisfying but intensive week, with candidates often working towards a Certificate of Competence.
Coastal Skippers should be able to undertake more difficult passages by day and night and handle the yacht in more demanding conditions. By the end of the course you should have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster
We endeavour to supply as much of what you need as possible. We supply pillows – but not pillow cases. We supply wet weather gear – but not footwear.
So here is a guide as to what you might bring:
Pack your gear in a soft bag or holdall, i.e. not a hard suitcase, as stowage on board is limited. We provide all safety equipment such as lifejackets and harnesses etc.
An excellent outfit, well equipped with good boats and brilliant instructors, that is small enough to give a warm personal service but big enough to cope with the full gamut of yachting experiences.
Hi Colin Thanks for sharing this picture :-) Let me say once again what a pleasure was meeting you. I felt you were genuinely interested in our success and learning and treated us as friends rather than customers. Thank you All the best with sailing and life, I’m sure our path will cross again soon Stefano - Yachtmaster Offshore Candidate
Evening Colin and Jan, Thanks again for a wonderful long weekend. I thought that the following testimonial might be better than the words that I used on the feedback form; I’ve now had time to reflect on why I enjoyed learning with you guys so much. “Having now successfully completed it Day Skipper Theory and Practical with Premier Sailing, I would like to say a big thank you to Colin, Jan and the team. What I particularly liked about Premier Sailing was the friendliness, flexibility and support given both to me and other students on the two courses - theory through evening sessions in Chelmsford; Practical in Fambridge, Burnham, Ipswich and Shotley. The flexible nature of the courses was particularly helpful, e.g. allowing me to be join in with a weekend module when a previously booked appointment meant that I would otherwise miss my normal Monday evening session. I now look forward to joining one of the forthcoming trips and having even more fun when we return from holiday.
Dear Colin and Jan, Thank you for forwarding the photos. I also wanted to thank you for a fantastically well organised sailing week in a beautiful location. The peace and calm is such a contrast to sailing on the south coast. The sighting of over forty seals on a sand bank was a real highlight. The instruction was clear, informed and very supportive. I particularly appreciated, as a competent crew trainee, the trust placed in me to try all the tactics expected of the yacht masters. We had a good humoured team on board, many laughs and everyone pulled their weight. Your commitment to deliver an excellent experience was underlined by the provision of very good fresh food with our instructor magically transforming into chef in between imparting sailing skills. I wish you and your family all the best and hope to see you again once I have mastered some theory and quite a few knots.
Hi Colin Just a quick email to say what a great weekend I had, Dave was great. And the food was Fantastic. Thank you. Kind regards John