Sailing out of Gib

Strike a pose Skip!

Key Dates on my Fast Track Day Skipper course in Gibraltar.

  • 18/June – Started the Shorebased course
  • 20/June – Passage planning, anchoringΒ & pilotage to La Duquesa
  • 21/June – Passage planning, anchoring, (& swimming πŸ™‚ ) &Β pilotage to Estepona
  • 22/June – Passage planning & pilotage across ‘the straights’ to Ceuta
  • 23/June – Back across ‘the straights’ (with the dolphins) to Algeciras, then night sail back to Gibraltar (Ocean Village Marina)
  • 24/June – Sailing manoeuvres, points of sail in bay and pilotage to Queensway Marina
  • 25/June – Completion of Shorebased course and passed exam πŸ™‚

I had sailed a lot in the past growing up by Loch Linnhe, now I can charter boats for holidays I will sail a lot more in the future! Having said that nothing beats experience so if you are looking for some crew… πŸ˜‰

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2 Responses to Sailing out of Gib

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  2. marcus says:


    “Having sailed dinghies as a youngster I took a fast track Day Skipper course with the intention of being able to charter yachts for holidays. Paul instructed the practical, though was also able to cover and reinforce a lot of the theory as well. Over the 5 days we covered the course content and more, because Paul knew I would go and charter something if he passed me he made sure I had the necessary skill to do so. By the end of the course Paul had given pointers for further development and the confidence to make that first charter. He can tie a mean Monkey’s Fist too!” – Marcus

    “Marcus achieved his RYA Day Skipper qualification and went on to organise his first bareboat charter in Greece. Hoping to see Marcus again for the Balearics Island-hopping adventure in September.” – Paul Fjelrad

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