Advanced Drills and Skills

This week is aimed at those who are Coastal Skipper or above. Maybe you just wish to refresh your sailing skills and increase your confidence, or perhaps you want to work towards your Yachtmaster Exams.

Many candidates do this week prior to doing the Yachtmaster Preparation Week.

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Course overview

The main topics we focus on are:

  • Marina handling
  • Sailing up to mooring buoys
  • Sailing up to mooring buoys
  • Man overboard rescues
  • Anchoring
  • Safety brief

But there is flexibility in the week if there is a specific area you wish to practice. 

Although there is no RYA certificate, we will sign your log book to show what you have done during this week


  • Accommodation for  the  duration of the course including the Friday night after the course free of charge and if you need to stay on board on the Saturday night after the course we charge a nominal fee of £15 be aware though that at weekends we may need access to the boats in the day)Welcome drink on arrival
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Bedding (Duvet and 2 pillows)
  • Hand Towel and Bath Towel
  • All breakfasts
  • All lunches (including homemade cake!)
  • 2 evening meals 
  • Use of wet weather gear
  • Use of life jackets and safety lines
  • All mooring fees including water and electricity
  • WIFI

Price Per Person


Prices can also be charged in Sterling, if you wish to pay in sterling please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


  • 26th August 2024
  • 16th September 2024
  • 28th October 2024
  • 4th November 2024
  • 18th November 2024
  • 2nd December 2024
  • 23rd December 2024
  • 30th December 2024

Please note the course commences on the Monday morning but we meet on the Sunday evening before the course at 1830 to settle you onto the boat and give you a short safety brief so everyone is ready to go on the Monday morning.

More dates are being added all the time, so please contact me if the date you require is not listed above.

Bookings & Info

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For more information please contact Stephanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Although there is no theory included in this week as such we do recommend some pre course reading to allow you to get the most of the week, please use the links below to go directly to the RYA website, where you can order them direct and they will then immediately post out to you.

Recommended RYA Books

To help you in your personal preparation for the course we can advise the following book/s. 

If you click on the link it will take you directly to the RYA website to the appropriate page where you can order it and have it despatched directly to you.

Before joining the course, students should have the pre-requisite experience outlined above, navigation theory to the level of the RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course and a thorough knowledge of the Collision Regulations. 

In preparation for the course we can suggest some precourse reading.  You can order these books direct from the RYA using the links below and they will then post direct to you:

Buy The Yachtmaster Handbook at the RYA Shop
Buy RYA Introduction to Radar at the RYA Shop
Buy RYA Yacht Sailing Techniques at the RYA Shop
Buy Navigation Lights and Shapes Cockpit Cards at the RYA Shop Buy Navigation Lights and Shapes Cockpit Cards at the RYA Shop
Buy RYA Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster Scheme - Syllabus and Logbook at the RYA Shop

Get in touch

Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands

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Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

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