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Photo Competition

Could your holiday photo be our new brochure cover?

We want to hear from you if you've got a keen eye for photography, send in your recent sailing holiday photos to be in with a chance of winning our competition AND £500! Get snapping sailors....

Photo guidelines:

  • Photo’s must be of high resolution quality (300 dpi)
  • If the photo contains people then they MUST have given their permission for the photo to be submitted
  • Each entry to have name, address, contact number, contact email and location of where the photo was taken
  • All entries must be the work of the individual entrant and not that of any other third party
  • By entering the competition you are agreeing to Nautilus Yachting Limited to the right to use your photo in printed materials and also online promotional materials such as their website and social media pages
  • Nautilus Yachting Limited reserve the right to cancel this competition or alter the rules at any stage if deemed necessary
  • Entrants can submit as many photos as they like, provided each entry follows these guidelines
  • The judges decision is final
  • Closing date for entries is 26th July 2019 and winner will be notified by email
  • Please send your entries to: laura@nautilusyachting.com

"Booking process is always smooth and efficient. The local Maltese charter company was very good and helpful. This was the third charter with Nautilus and it won't be the last."

Malta 2016 - V.N.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.