This is a holiday dedicated to
- Sailing School
Brief description of the holiday
I like to teach. I was a sailing instructor at the Glénans Nautical Center and then gave sailing lessons on board my two sailboats. I was also a scuba diving instructor. For me, the sharing of knowledge, the transmission of knowledge, is an essential element of the meeting.
Aware of the constraints and limits of the courses given in traditional sailing schools, and on the strength of the experience I have acquired in forty years of sailing, especially during my long-distance sailing in the Indian Ocean, in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea (more than fifty thousand miles sailed), on board my sailboat, I give tailor-made sailing lessons, in real navigation situations.
I only take a maximum of four students on board at a time, in order to maximize learning time and practice. The courses will be adapted to the knowledge and the speed of progression of each one. We will sail 4 to 6 hours a day. You will have a little time left to take advantage of the magnificent anchorages that we will visit and to go for a walk ashore.
Departing from Saint Mandrier, we will sail around the magnificent islands of Porquerolles and Port Cros. To accommodate you, we have two large double cabins and one single cabin. We will share common areas. The very comfortable teak deck will allow you to indulge in contemplative relaxation, reading and tanning.
The sailing lessons given aboard my sailboat are aimed at several types of people:
Beginners who do not have the desire (or who feel they are past the age) to crowd five in a six-meter sailboat and who want to progress quickly by receiving small group lessons on a large sailboat,
Sailor apprentices who already have the basics of navigation but who want to improve their knowledge and practice with intensive courses in real navigation situations,
Sailboat owners who do not have the necessary insurance to fully use their boats,
Travelers wishing to buy a boat to explore the sea planet but want to deepen their knowledge and experience life aboard a long-distance sailboat before setting off.
In navigation, we will practice every day:
- lower and lower the sails
-Adjust the sails
- Follow a route with a compass
-To put on the cape
- leave an anchorage
-Use the autopilot,
… At the card table, we will practice every day:
- Card reading
- Carry and pick up a point
-Use of GPS and electronic maps Analysis of weather files
Beaufort 14 - Société Etudes De Carènes
We invite you to embark aboard a magnificent 15-meter wooden ketch. It has been completely refurbished and modernized in recent years in order to benefit from all modern comforts. Solar panels and a wind turbine allow fully ecological electric autonomy.
Spacious and very comfortable, it is equipped with two large double cabins, a single cabin, a huge saloon, a large kitchen, a bathroom and numerous storage spaces.
Outside, its large cockpit will host our aperitifs and meals. Its huge teak deck allows the practice of many activities (dance, Yoga, Qi Gong, reading, tanning, ...).
Our trip starts here
Saint-Mandrier, Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, France
Thursday 13 May from 9:00 until Thursday 13 May at 11:00
Our trip ends here
Saint-Mandrier, Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, France
Sunday 16 May from 16:00 until Sunday 16 May at 17:00
Reviews of Cyril
Other important information
Remember to bring your sunscreen and sunglasses.
If you are a musician, do not hesitate to bring your instrument. ;-)
Payment and cancellations
This Experience undergoes Sailsquare reservation and cancellation policies.
- Book this Experience paying directly via credit card, or via wire transfer.
- If this Experience starts in more than 45 days, you can pay a deposit of around30% and then pay the balance within 30 days before the departure date. A handling fee of 25 Euros per reservation is required.
- If the Experience is not Confirmed yet, you may cancel your reservation anytime and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
- Policy update - Covid19
Are you obliged to cancel a reservation of a Confirmed Experience? Contact our Customer Support within 30 days before the departure date and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares. Are you unable to reach the embarkation point due to regulations issued by the competent Authorities?Contact our Customer Support and you will be entitled to a full refund of the paid shares.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 0-50€ per person.