Our Mile Building Adventures are designed primarily for the aspiring RYA yachtmasters and those wishing to experience longer passages at sea. However, it's also the perfect trip for newly qualified RYA Day Skipper's to consolidate their knowledge of passage planning and navigation to increase their skill base in preparation for a yacht charter or sailing holiday!
You'll be expected to operate as a valuable crew member and participate in a watch system. So, if you're not a team player, our Milebuilders aren't for you!
Dependent on the duration of the milebuilder you choose - 6, 7 or more days, we aim to include at least 2 overnight passages in excess of 60 miles for the budding yachtmasters and thrill seekers! During the week you will gain invaluable experience of night sailing, navigation, watch systems, crew management, customs formalities, mooring procedures typical to the Mediterranean and southern Europe and really experiencing life at sea so you'll get a true feel of being on passage.
Where we sail is obviously weather dependent. Mediterranean bound, there will be several passages in and around Gibraltar’s tidal waters or even further afield, including a distance voyage to the Costa del Sol and cross-tidal challenges of sailing across the Gibraltar Straits to the African continent.
Atlantic bound, and you'll be sailing westwards through the infamous Straits of Gibraltar and along the Atlantic coasts of Spain and Portugal. Along the way you'll pass the haunting scene of the infamous Battle of Trafalgar where Nelson met his Nemesis!
Whatever direction the trip takes you, there is no doubt that after completing this adventure, you will be able to hold your head up high and claim to be a really useful person on board a yacht delivery or on passage. You will also be well on your way to becoming a Skipper in your own right!
If the thought of extended periods of time at sea aren't for you, and you'd prefer to be in a marina each night and build on your sailing skills, then our Sailing Refresher could be the better option for you.
How to book
It's easy! Just select the adventure date you want below. Click on book, confirm that this is the adventure and date that you want and then complete your details on our secure online booking system. A 25% deposit is all that's needed, with the balance payable 30 days before your adventure starts.
Why not try your hand at racing on our Round The Island or Gibraltar Regatta event.
We also offer RYA theory courses online, so if you like the idea of doing your theory in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, take a look at our online theory courses.