Flotilla training

Practical course

Flotilla training course


Our Flotilla Training Course is an introduction to the world of sailing, and a great stepping stone towards earning full accreditation and sailing away on a flotilla holiday. Beginners will learn all the basics of sailing, while more experienced sailors can enjoy a refresher before taking to the water once more. Some previous sailing experience is required.

Sunsail Flotilla training gives a good overview of helming, berthing, reefing, general yacht sailing and line of sight navigation.

Please note: this course is not an RYA course, and will not give you the qualifications needed to sail in the Mediterranean. It's ideal for those looking to dip their toes in the world of sailing or regain their sea legs ahead of a flotilla holiday. If you wish to gain formal qualifications, please visit the RYA or ICC pages.

Where to take this course with Sunsail

Portsmouth, UK

Why take this course with Sunsail?

The Sunsail Flotilla training course provides a basic grounding in how to sail on a Sunsail flotilla holiday. The course will give you an understanding of the key principles of helming and manoeuvring, including how to berth, reef, and sail the yacht, along with general yacht handling skills, and the basics of navigation by sight.

The course is designed for beginners with a little experience, or for more experienced sailors looking to re-familiarise themselves with the basics of yacht sailing before a yacht charter holiday.

Some basic sailing experience or knowledge is required for this course, however the course will develop your knowledge, understanding and confidence on board.

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