How do I find your sailing base in Phuket?
Can I get a copy of your Joining Instructions?
What should I bring for my sailing course?
You really don't need a lot. Dress for hot weather in light clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Shorts that are long enough to cover the knees when sitting prevent uncomfortable sun-burnt knees. A hat and plenty of high factor sun-cream are important. High factor protection for lips and nose is useful if you are susceptible to burning in those places.
Light shoes that are ok to get wet - Crocs are ideal. Do not sail barefoot, you will hurt your feet.
Where do you run courses?
What type of boats do you have?
What is included in the price?
- first class instruction
- yachts and all sailing equipment
- use of navigation equipment during the course
- training materials
- drinking water onboard
- tea and coffee during training
- support staff
- help and advise with travel, accommodation and tourist activities
- hotel accommodation
- travel and transfers
- travel insurance
- travel documentation and visas
Can you arrange hotels, transfers, motorbike and car hire?
What will the weather be like?
December to February is peak season which means little or no rain and lots of sun, it can also mean lighter winds. Also the island will be more crowded. The rainy season (June - September) means an occasional soaking (not a problem in 30 degrees!) and stronger winds. August and early September are usually the wettest months and this can mean some reorganising of the schedule to avoid the worst of it. It also means less crowds and cheaper hotels.
Having said that, the weather is very changeable and all the more so in these days of climate change, nothing can be guaranteed. There can be rain in the dry season and calm sunny days in the peak of the rainy season. Our operations are not often impacted in any major way by the weather. Sometimes we do have to switch things around and change our start and finish times or which days to spend in the classroom.
Weather is an integral part of sailing, you are depending on the wind, getting experience of 'bad' weather is a vital part of your training, so don't worry about it too much. Nearly all serious sailors much prefer what most people call 'bad' weather.
Remember, even a bad day of sailing is still a good day!!!