Learn to Sail holidays are provided aboard "Centurion" a four cabin Gib'Sea 422. Centurion is British flagged and is fully compliant with United Kingdom Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) safety standards.

The courses run are for the International Crew, International Watchkeeper/Basic Flotilla Skipper and up to the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) and follow the syllabus laid down by International Yachtmaster® Training Ltd (IYT). IYT is an MCA recognised training organisation. The ICC will enable you to charter your own boat in the future.

Each course typically takes one week to complete. The Crew Course is suitable for complete beginners however to gain the Flotilla Skipper Certificate you will need some previous yacht or dinghy sailing experience, or will require a two week course. The age limits for the issue of the International Crew Certificate and International Skipper Certificate are 13 and 17 respectively. Once you've achieved the Skipper Certificate we can arrange for you to upgrade your qualification to a tidal Skipper ticket at a later date.

Centurion is the flotilla lead boat and follows the same itinerary as the other flotilla boats, so guests can also enjoy the social side of the flotilla whilst learning to sail.

For more information on International Yachtmaster Training Ltd see their website at:

Centurion Yachting is affiliated to IYT through Activity Holidays who represent IYT in the UK.

One Week Learn-to-Sail followed by One Week on Your Own Flotilla Boat:
Often couples, families or groups, where at least one person has some previous boating experience, spend the first week aboard the tuition yacht and then take a yacht themselves for the second week as part of the flotilla.

This has proved to be an excellent way to learn as all of the group benefit from a comprehensive first week of training while those wanting to become skippers get the chance to skipper themselves the second week, all the time under the watchful guidance of the instructor leading the flotilla.

Live aboard Learn-to-Sail holidays are ideal for singles, couples, families or group bookings. The training is suitable for complete beginners or skippers wishing to brush up on their sailing skills, or those wishing to take a boat on their own for the second week of a flotilla holiday.


Layout of the "Centurion".
Centurion is equipped with:

Speed log, depth sounder, GPS, chart plotter, autopilot, in-mast furling main sail, roller furling headsail, electric anchor windlass, bimini, sun awning, cockpit table, liferaft, rubber dinghy, outboard motor, deck shower, electric fridge, hot water, 220V shore connection, battery charger, CD/MP3 playerL.O.A. : 12.60 m Beam : 3.95 m Draft : 2.10 m Displacement : 8.5 t Sail Area : 87 m2 Berths / Cabins : 8/4 Engine : 48 PS Yanmar Diesel Fuel : 150 litres Water : 450 litres

Centurion is also available on a skippered charter basis for those just looking for a relaxing sailing holiday where the skipper looks after the sailing of the boat, leaving you to enjoy the scenery and work on your tan!
2005 Prices per Person per Week for Live Aboard Learn-to-Sail / Skippered Charter

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