Sailing Holidays

RYA sail training holidays in Gocek, Turkey

Learn to sail or improve your skills with Göcek Sea School, an RYA Recognised Training centre in Göcek, established in 1996. They run RYA practical courses leading to Competent Crew for the complete beginner and Day Skipper courses which includes boat handling seamanship and navigation.

Charter your own yacht with instructor and have exclusive use of the yacht for a party of up to 5 people. Each year we receive a lot of bookings from families as well as groups of friends who want a sail training yacht to themselves to learn to sail or maybe improve their sailing skills together. The training yacht is a Dufour 36 with 3 cabins and 1 head. Should you like a larger yacht then this is possible - please contact us for the rates.

The school is based in Göcek, a beautiful village only 25 minutes from Dalaman Airport. We can arrange transfers from the airport to where your yacht will be moored. All students sleep on board the boat during the week long course which starts and finishes on Monday. During the week there will be ample opportunity for swimming and snorkelling. Evening meals are eaten ashore at restaurants in the beautiful bays or pretty towns where the yachts anchor or moor each evening.

We never teach more than 5 pupils to 1 instructor, under RYA recommendations. All courses follow the RYA syllabus but are not suitable for children under 12. RYA course notes and logbooks can be purchased on arrival at a cost of approximately £20. Certificates are awarded at the end of the week to those pupils who meet all the requirements of the courses.

RYA Competent Crew, Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper course


£2095 including cost of instructor

Food & diesel is extra. This is the price for the Dufour 36 training boat and skipper only. 
You have to provide food and pay running costs of the boat, eg fuel used, mooring fees.

Flights & airport transfers not included but can be arranged. £20 for RYA course material payable on arrival.

RYA Competent Crew Practical Course

This is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines.

Suggested pre-course experience: None
Assumed knowledge: None 
Minimum duration: 5 days
Course content: Basic seamanship and helmsmanship
Ability after course: By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day routines on board.

RYA Day Skipper Practical Sailing Course 

This course gives you the chance to take charge on short passages under instruction. You will concentrate on pilotage boat handling seamanship and navigation. This is the minimum level for people who want to charter a sailboat.

Suggested pre-course experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.
Assumed knowledge: Basic navigation and helmsmanship. It is recommended that you attend the Day Skipper theory course before taking this practical course.
Minimum duration: 5 days
Course content: Pilotage, boat handling, seamanship and navigation.
Ability after course: Can skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Sailing Course (Non-Tidal)

A course for those with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages under the guidance of the instructor. Designed for non-tidal waters such as the Mediterranean.

Suggested pre-course experience: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
Assumed knowledge: Boat handling to the standard of the Day Skipper practical sail cruising course and navigation to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster theory course.
Minimum duration: 5 days
Course content: Passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations
Ability after course: Skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night

RYA courses are offered through RYA Recognised Training centre Göcek Sea  School.


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