THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS:
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.
'INTRODUCTION TO SAILING' WEEKS:
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 15 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 REFRESHER' WEEKS:
‘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.
“Heidi Frith is outstanding! She ensures the course workload is achieved, pushing where necessary, is always conscious of safety and allows for fun as well. In addition, as someone new to sailing she is very empathic. Overall she made me feel secure on the boat throughout the course which allowed my confidence to grow day by day”.
“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”.
“Keep Heidi! I have never met a more patient person. Our Competent Crew needed loads of repetition and she was great! The whole experience was enlightening. I came away with lots of helpful hints and tons of confidence. The area was perfect. The information received prior was perfect and I loved having the ability to be in contact if I had more questions. Even the weather was great!". Kitty
“Thanks to the whole team for a great weeks sailing. Heidi did a great job of getting the best out of us all"!
“Appreciated the flexible and enjoyable attitude of the staff. Heidi was very knowledgable and good company, a good teacher and I would recommend her to others new to yachting".
“Very Good week, learnt a lot and enjoyed it. Heidi was excellent with everyone. We really appreciated Heidi’s relaxed, patient and clear instruction. Thank you very much Heidi”.
“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”.
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