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All new - Skills and Drills Course – Weekend

This course is aimed at those who have done RYA Day Skipper course or above, but wish to refresh their sailing skills and increase their confidence. Get that all important time out on the water and ready for sailing season here at Plas Menai

Course Overview

Marina handling,

Sailing up to mooring buoys,

Sail trim and reefing,

Man overboard rescues,


Safety brief

Meals onboard: The boat will be stocked to provide three meals per day as well as snacks and drinks. If you have any special dietary requirements please note them when booking.

The Yacht: 38ft Hanse 385. Commercially coded by RYA/MCA as category 2 compliant the yacht can carry 6 people including the Skipper. Facilities onboard include; heating, hot water, cooker, fridge, toilet, Radar, GPS and AIS.

Arrival: All our week cruising courses begin at 8.00pm on the Sunday evening. A meal is included on Sunday and is served between 5.30-7pm in the dining room. Please meet your skipper in Reception at 8pm, where you will be given a short briefing, and be issued with waterproofs before driving down to the yacht, moored at Port Dinorwic, 5 minutes away from the Centre. You will stay onboard the yacht for all five nights of your course. 

Please bring with you; warm clothes, a sleeping bag and sailing wellies (not black soled)

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Course Information

Duration: 5 days

Time: 20.00-17.00 (Course begins on Sunday evening)

Minimum standard

RYA Day Skipper course or above