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Practical Sailing Courses in the Mediterranean

DESIGNED FOR: Beginners who would like to try sailing for the first time. The course is run by friendly instructors and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment. It is an ideal opportunity for holidaymakers to try sailing in a safe and warm environment. We can cater for families and groups of up to 5 people per yacht plus instructor.

AIM: By the end of the course students will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and they will be aware of safety on board.

PROGRAM: Two day Sails from Mahón harbour, anchoring for lunch each day in one of Menorcas beautiful coves.

Duration: 2 days 9.30 - 18.00hrs
No of Students: 4/5 maximum and 2 minimum
Accommodation: N/A
Qualification achieved: RYA Start Yachting
Pre-Course experience: None


We can recommend Hotel Port Mahón - which is situated immediately above our yacht moorings, in a quiet residential area.

Hotel Mirador d’es Port a 3 star hotel with stunning views down Mahón Harbour & just 5 minutes taxi ride from the airport.

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2018 FEES (Including Spanish vat ) Course Fees per Person
Course Code Description Duration Low Season 1 Oct to 19 May Mid Season 20 May
to 21 July and 2-30 Sep
High Season - 22 July to 1 Sep
SY RYA Start Yachting 2 Days €315 €350 €400


“A fantastic course. I really enjoyed myself, the course was really well taught which enabled me to learn so much. Menorca Cruising were very friendly and the instruction from Ricardo was first class”.

“I was particularly impressed with the way in which Ricardo identified the family dynamics and helped us all to work and operate independently of these”.

“I had a great week. Andy dealt with all our different levels very well making sure everyone got to try everything. I was never made to feel stupid and he answered all of my questions. I feel much more confident than at the beginning of the week”.

“I was very impressed with Andy as an instructor. He was extremely thorough and very flexible in his teaching based on the conditions. He allowed us to go beyond the Competent Crew syllabus and helped with further work that would be useful for Day Skipper. The room was better than expected. I would definitely recommend to friends to come here to do similar courses and will return if I charter a yacht”.

“With Andy we had an excellent balance of thorough professional instruction and enjoyment of the holiday”.

“Fabulous course - Jam packed and at a great pace. Ricardo was brilliant not only in instruction and support for the Day Skipper syllabus but with really useful practical tips that only come with experience. Thank you so much - Thank you Elizabeth for being on the end of the email too. Great team”!

“Ricardo has an excellent teaching manner and maintained a consistently high level of professionalism throughout. It was a pleasure to have experienced a course with an instructor who demonstrated such a depth and breadth of knowledge. Very impressed thank you Ricardo”.

“Andy was a very knowledgeable instructor with the patience of a saint! Thank you for a great week”.

“A fabulous course and an amazing experience. The perfect mix pf serious and relaxation. I feel like I've learnt a huge amount and had a holiday at the same time. Brill!! Thank you to Heidi, superb instructor and great fun”.

“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”!

“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”.

RYA Start Yachting » 2 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience €315 / €350
RYA Competent Crew » 5 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience €710 / €775
Competent Crew Extra Skills » 5 Day course for those who have completed their Competent Crew €710 / €775 / €995
RYA Day Skipper » 5 Day course for those who already know how to sail and have an understanding of navigation theory €710 / €775
RYA Luxury Courses » Exclusive courses for groups on our Beneteau 48 or Beneteau 473. Designed for those who want tuition on a larger yacht from €775
Day Skipper Refresher » 5 Day course for those wanting to refine their skills €710 / €775
ICC Assessment » Half Day Assessment for those with sailing experience €295
Mile Building Cruises » Longer passages with tuition €1035
Coastal Skipper Practical » For those with plenty of logged miles and night hours €775
Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Prep » Preparation courses for Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Exams €815 / €1165
Powerboat 1 & 2 Learn to operate a small rib or powerboat and gain your ICC p.o.a.
Charter with Tuition » Learn to sail while on a charter holiday with your own skipper and training designed for you and your family or group p.o.a.


John Davies Principal and Chief Instructor of Menorca Cruising
John Davies

Principal & Chief Instructor

RYA Day Skipper Courses in Menorca
Andrew Hutton

Cruising Instructor

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

Bookings & Admin

Laly Sintes Pons

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