Charter with Tuition

We can provide a wide range of sailing experiences, making the most of our resources to meet the needs of families and groups. It is often the case that individual members of a party have different priorities, some wanting time to relax, sunbathe and swim while others want to learn to sail or improve their sailing skills. RYA courses are ideal when everyone is 100% committed to training, but they have a set syllabus which can interfere with the plans of those wanting a relaxing holiday in the sun. If you would like the opportunity to have a few afternoons off to sunbathe and explore the beautiful coastline of Menorca, you may prefer a charter with tuition tailored to meet your individual requirements.

This is a great way for friends and families to experience sailing on a big boat for the first time. You can choose to spend as many nights on board as you wish, or combine the course with a week in a villa, farmhouse or hotel accommodation. Menorca Cruising has been a recognised RYA sailing school for over 20 years. You will benefit from an RYA qualified skipper with a local knowledge of the island, who will combine first class tuition with a great holiday in the sun. Take as long as you like over lunch. You must be aware that safety is the priority and the skipper has the final say over any itinerary.

‘Skipper Development’ weeks are ideal for groups who want to combine a charter holiday with a refresher course or skills development training. These weeks allow you to choose the number of days you would like an instructor on board. Whatever your experience, there is always the chance to learn something new in Menorca, an island famous for its sailing winds.

Charter with tuition for great sailing holidays in the mediterranean


“I absolutely loved the course and made some really fantastic friends. I am completely smitten with sailing now and plan to do my Day Skipper Theory in September. Hopefully will return to Menorca Cruising to do the practical next summer, and perhaps talk some of my friends into doing the competent crew at the same time. Thanks for a brilliant holiday”!

“Relaxed, professional approach with quiet confidence that instilled confidence and enjoyment. The learning experience was well balanced and well presented".

“The course was arranged to cover training needs of a family with mixed sailing experience using our family’s own boat. All members achieved their needs and had a most enjoyable week. Many Thanks to John”.

“Thanks to the whole team for a great weeks sailing. The instructor did a great job of getting the best out of us all"!

“Without doubt this was one of the very best practical courses I have ever attended and believe me over the course of my working career I have been on hundreds. I only have words of praise in regard to every aspect of the course content, structure and delivery. For me from the starting point on the Sunday morning right through to the finishing on Thursday afternoon it was just one huge learning curve.' I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all of your staff for the help and advice which I have been fortunate enough to have experienced over the past few days. Not only have I had a most enjoyable experience, but more importantly I have come away from the course having learned such an enormous amount, far more than I had ever anticipated. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course to anybody and without any doubt whatsoever I will be booking the next available Day Skipper course”.


John Davies Principal and Chief Instructor of Menorca Cruising
John Davies

Principal & Chief Instructor

RYA Day Skipper Courses in Menorca
Ricardo Barradas

Cruising Instructor

Elizabeth Parr - Bookings and Admin contact at Menorca Cruising
Elizabeth Parr

Commercial Manager

Menorca Cruising staff
Support Team

Charter & boat preparation