Father’s Day Treats: Top Sailing Courses for Dad


Father’s Day is just around the corner and while he may be akin to receiving a pair of slippers or some character socks as an annual gift, why not treat him to an unforgettable holiday this year? Keep a week around the 16th June free and head to sunnier climes for seven days of sun, sea and sand to show him how much he means to you.


Does he have a bit of seadog in him? Why not organise an ocean-based course as part of the trip. With plenty of affordable sailing holidays available online, it’ll surprise you how far your money can go. Get your mum involved with the surprise and don’t say a word to dad. Turn up at the airport on the morning of your departure and head for the skies to embark on a holiday your dad will thank you for forever.

Take a look online at some of the incredible sailing courses to suit all proficiencies. Whether your dad has experience behind the wheel of a boat or it’s his first time as skipper, there’ll be something that’s just perfect for him, such as:

Flotilla Skipper
A perfect course if your dad has never sailed before, the Flotilla Skipper course introduces students to commandeering a flotilla and will show them the ropes. By the end of it, your dad will be awarded the RYA Competent Crew certificate.

RYA Competent Crew
this would be a perfect choice if he doesn’t necessarily want to skipper a yacht, but would like to know more about the operating of one.

Flotilla Refresher
Has your dad had experience on a flotilla but is a little rusty round the edges? This course is tailored to incorporate existing experience so that he can build on the skills he already knows.

RYA Day Skipper
Perfect if he’s already got some sailing hours under his belt and would love to improve on his existing qualifications.

RYA Competent Crew & Day Skipper
This is a 2 week intensive course that will take complete beginners to the dizzy heights of day skipper status.

ICC Assessment
Sailed but no qualifications to prove it? This one would be perfect!


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Updated: May 7, 2014 by admin