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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2022 FEES (Including Spanish vat) Course Fees per Person
Course Code Description Duration Off Peak Season - March to 22 July and 28 Aug - 31 Oct Peak Season - 23 July to 27 Aug
SY RYA Start Yachting 2 Days €475 €POA
Exclusive family & group courses available in Menorca from €1500 per course from €POA per course


"Andy was an extraordinary instructor calm, informed with a reflective style of teaching. You are very lucky to have an instructor of such merit".

"Very impressed with Andrew as an instructor, patient & persistent & obviously highly experienced & passionate - Very inspiring, so thank you".

“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”.

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

“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”!


RYA Start Yachting » 2 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience from €475
RYA Competent Crew » 5 Day course for beginners / those with some dinghy experience from €850
Competent Crew Extra Skills » 5 Day course for those who have completed their Competent Crew from €850
RYA Day Skipper » 5 Day course for those who already know how to sail and have an understanding of navigation theory from €850
RYA Luxury Courses » Exclusive courses for groups on our Beneteau 48. Designed for those who want tuition on a larger yacht from €4200
Day Skipper Refresher » 5 Day course for those wanting to refine their skills from €850
ICC Assessment » Half Day Assessment for those with sailing experience €350
Mile Building Cruises » Longer passages with tuition €1035
Coastal Skipper Practical » For those with plenty of logged miles and night hours from €850
Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore Prep » Preparation courses for Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore Exams from €995
Powerboat 1 & 2 Learn to operate a small rib or powerboat and gain your ICC €495
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


RYA Day Skipper Courses in Menorca
Andrew Hutton

Chief Instructor

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

Commercial Manager

Menorca Cruising staff
Support Team

Charter & boat preparation