Category: Learn to Sail

Category: Learn to Sail

Learn to sail

Sailing Experience Days

Not many people know that you can actually learn to sail in just a couple of days, OK, you won’t be competing with salty sea dogs after just a short time but you will know your Port from your Starboard, you’ll also learn some basic rope work, how to enter and exit a marina, maritime rules and many other things necessary to make you feel safe out on the water.

There’s no doubt about it, the island of Mallorca is beautiful. It can take a couple of weeks to really see the best the island has to offer, from picturesque coastal villages to majestic mountain views, Mallorca provides many opportunities to take picture-perfect photographs – however to really see just how beautiful the island is, it should be viewed from the water!

With hidden bays that can only be accessed by boat, perfect non-tidal waters, incredible weather and stunning views, Mallorca is a boater’s paradise and one of the best places in the world to learn to sail.

There are a few different ways to find your sea legs on a sail boat; which for obvious reasons should always be with reputable and qualified instructors using boats and equipment that are fit for purpose.

Sailing Schools

Port Calanova near Palma is the home of the National Sailing School and they provide dinghy sailing courses for all levels and all age groups. The facilities and equipment are excellent and their instructors are highly qualified with many years of experience.

For those who fancy something a bit bigger than a dinghy, there are a couple of sailing schools on the island who provide a 2 day Start Yachting course with no prior experience or knowledge required such as Solaris Sailing and Deep Blue Sea Training.

Known as sailing experience days, these short courses are designed to make you fall in love with sailing and include plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and scenery in addition to learning the basics of boat handling, get some experience steering a yacht, rope work, sail handling and safety on board.

Once you’ve mastered the basics and have the ‘sailing bug’, there are further courses available from sailing for complete beginners to becoming qualified as a skipper. There really is no better place in Europe to learn how to sail.

Competent Crew

Get the best foundation to build your sailing experiences on & enjoy a great holiday exploring Mallorca as you learn the basics on a Competent Crew course. The five-day RYA sailing course is for beginners and those who would like to become an active crew member rather than just a passenger. You will spend a fun week gaining practical hands-on experience in general boat handling and safety on board which includes helming, mooring, man overboard drills, dropping anchor, handling sails and ropes and assisting in all the day-to-day routines. The first two days are spent in Port Andratx, learning about the boat, the sails, the wind and staying safe aboard. We practice hoisting and trimming sails, preparing lines and fenders for coming alongside or mooring, Mediterranean style.

Sailing Holidays

Boats, endless sunshine, a paradise island and fun are ideal ingredients for a great time, that’s why sailing holidays are so popular! Solaris Sailing based in Port Andratx are for anyone who wants to get out on a boat, learn to sail or just have some fun. That could be a bespoke, tailor-made package designed just for you, one of their mile building trips, their two-day Start Yachting course or their Competent Crew course, a great 5-day holiday exploring Mallorca as you learn the basics of sailing and becoming an active crew member. You’re sure to enjoy the experience and make lasting memories.