Training courses

Becoming an all-round sailor

You may, one day, wish to head for the open sea and go sailing on the ocean. This dream of wind and big horizons is possible, but not without good training and the knowledge of the sea and its rules.

Wherever the staring point, I can give you the means of acquiring the sense of the sea, that is to say,becoming an alert and responsible sailor ,being able , one day, to calmly reach the open sea.

Whatever your experience, beginner or old sea-dog, you are welcome to apply :

Coastal training courses

They are open to all levels.

The experience on board a sailing boat is rich and comprehensive. It requires getting used to the nautical terms, how to use rigging and sails, the commonly used knots and their specific roles while manoeuvering, and security rules.

We bring together on board the same ship a crew of people with a variety of experiences of the sea and the working of a sailing boat. Consequently, exchanging and sharing becomes essential for efficiency at all levels.

These training courses will allow you to acquire or reinforce proficiency in sailing at a good distance from the coast.

Pedagogical contents

• Dealing with the wind,
• Learning how to adjust the sails according to all trims,
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Holding one’s course and knowing the ‘slow’ manœuvres,
• Knowing how to read vharts and prepare the boat for departure,
• Choosing a place of safety for the boat and master approaching and mooring.

Where?

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Length

4 to 7 days (life on board)

Crew

Up to 5 trainees + instructor

Fare

400€ to 650€ per person according to the season ( not included harbour taxes and kitty)
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For more information on dates and destinations, please refer to the “News page”.

 

Mobile training sessions

They are for people with an experience of coastal sailing who are aiming to reach a destination in the meantime.

They are an introduction to planning sailing voyages, taking into account weather forecasts and possible landings on the journey.

You will particularly become familiar with navigational charts ; either paper or/and electronic and understand what navigational strategy means.

Pedagogical contents

• Deepening coastal mobile navigation knowledge,
 
Tackling watches and manoeuvres with a reduced crew
 
Getting used to reading charts and learning how to plot and follow a route on instruments.
 
Knowing maritime law
 
Mastering emergency manœuvres.
 
Discovering night sailing and basic knowledge of stars.

Where?

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Length of course

7 to 10 days (life on board)

Crew

Up to 5 trainees + instructor

Fares

680 to 880 € per pers according to length and season (harbour taxes and kitty not included).
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Horizons

These deep sea navigation / deep sea trainings, far from the coasts, are meant for people with an experience of electronic navigation and interested in discovering open-sea navigation.

These sessions are organized with watches (reduced crew) and a specific destination in mind.

To reach it, we’ll have to go off into the wild blue yonder, as well as experiencing night navigation. The crew will have to  familiarize themselves with the various navigatiional instruments, the international rules of the road and maritime law and the functioning of the sea ‘traffic’.

It also will be an opportunity to take more responsibilities on board and start making decisions. Crossing will also mean discovering the unique emotion of seeing land disappear(gulp), then reappear (hooray!) on the horizon.

Pedagogical contents

• Working out a route
• Sailing by dead reckoning
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Deepening the reading and the understanding of the weather forecast
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Learning to organize and respect the watches and organising night watches
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Interpreting sea-traffic , anticipating collision routes, knowing maritime laws
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Handling and feeling at ease with electronic implements that help with navigation

Where?

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Length of session

7 to 10 days (life on board)

Crew

5 trainees + instructor

Fares

680 to 800 € per pers according to length and season (harbour taxes and kitty not included).
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Budding skipper

For people already proficient in navigation, but who still hesitate at the moment the open-sea beckons as skipper on board.

These training sessions aim at giving you the keys to feeling autonomous on a boat and in taking on the responsibility of a crew.

Everyday a different trainee will play the role of Chief, being responsible for the navigation, the security of the boat and the crew, as well as the organization and the manoeuvres.

This experience will be supervised and analysed during everyday meetings.

The main purpose being the mastership of the security manœuvres, moorings in all types of conditions,making decisions, knowing the boat and all the parameters leading to quick action and adapting to unforeseen events such as weather changes or equipment failure.

Pedagogical contents

• Knowing how to make a complete tecnical check of a boat and repair possible damage and malfunctions
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Mastering the use of saftey equipment and brief the crew
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Mastering the safety manœuvres – MAN OVER BOARD !
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Anticipating the manœuvres of approach
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Perfecly mastering navigation and finding solutions for possible fallbacks. Giving yourself options….

Where?

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Length

4 to 7 days (life on board)

Crew

Up to 5 trainees + instructor

Fare

400 to 800 € per pers according to length and season (harbour taxes and kitty not included)

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Women at the helm

In collaboration with She Explores.

These trips are a shared feminine experimentation. For women drawn to the sea either through curiosity, passion or vocation, we suggest a training session for women only, so as to manœuvre a boat without fear, understand navigation and get to know sail handing and learn how to make good decisions.

The maritime world being almost exclusively male, these stays allow the team members to emancipate and perhaps take up a sea-woman career.

Whatever your level, your experience, you are welcome on board to discover or deepen your mastership of coastal navigation in a very friendly atmosphere.

Sorry guys it’s not personal !

Pedagogical contents

• Knowing how to adjust the sails according to all trims
Practising all the sailing manœuvres emergency manœuvres included)
Learning how to interprete charts and work out navigation
Choosing a place of safety for the boat and controlling approach and mooring
Knowing how to manœuvre in a harbour

Where?

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Length of stay

3 to 7 days (life on board)

Crew

Up to 5 trainees+ instructor

Fares

From 380€ per pers according to length and season (harbour taxes and kitty not included)
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For more information on dates and destinations, please refer to the “News page”

WE Découverte

Ces stages sont une première approche de la navigation côtière. Ils permettent de goûter sur un temps très court au plaisir d’être sur l’eau, de naviguer à la voile.
Un WE pour s’évader, dormir dans une baie sauvage et silencieuse, bercé par le mouvement de l’eau sous la coque.
Une expérience à bord où nous appréhenderons la richesse de se déplacer à la force du vent, les premières manœuvres et les gestes de marins (les nœuds, le vocabulaire..)
Un WE pour vous faire ses premiers pas et avoir envie d’y retourner.

Contenu pédagogique

 Appréhender le vent
Apprendre à barrer
Savoir régler les voiles à toutes les allures
Tenir un cap et connaître les manœuvres de bases
Apprendre à lire les cartes marines et préparer la navigation
Choisir un refuge sûr pour le bateau et gérer l’approche et l’amarrage

Où ?

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Durée

De 2 jours (vie à bord)

équipage

Jusqu’à 5 stagiaires + monitrice

Tarif

De 160€ à 200€ par personne (selon durée et saison, hors frais de port et caisse de bord)
Je réserve vite !

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