This sailing course involves get to know about yachts and the varied skills needed to drive a boat by wind power and go where you want not where the wind blows you.
Start the process on the Learn-to-Sail sailing course and you'll be on the right track from the very beginning.
Also included are the things you'll need to know in order be safe in a small sailing yacht.

If you have never helmed a sailing boat before the first day on the sailing course will be an unforgettable experience for you as it is one of the first things you will do. Next you will be introduced to the wind. Many of us in everyday life very much take the wind for granted – but can you always tell where the wind is coming from? It is a lot harder than it sounds and most people find it tricky when they first try it; but it is the most basic skill you'll need to sail a yacht. If you don't know where the wind is coming from, you will have nothing but trouble when you try to use it to power your boat and take you in the direction that you want to go.

Once you know where the wind is coming from and how to steer the boat in the direction you want to go, then you need to learn how to trim the sails so that they generate the power to keep the boat going. You also need to build your understanding of which directions, relative to the direction of the wind, you just can't go, and what to do if your target destination happens to lie in that direction.

Your main target when you learn sailing is to build your knowledge and develop the practical skills you need to use that knowledge in actually sailing. The normal method is to sail a triangular course, or a large circle. Once you can do that, you can sail! True there are a lot of other things to learn, but you will already have made the transformation from landlubber* to sailor; you are on your way. You'll be keen to sign up for your next sailing course with Sail in Asia.

* A landlubber is the traditional term sailors use to describe those with no knowledge of the sea.

Additional Details:
  • Safety
  • Look out duties
  • Rigging the boat
  • Reaching and Tacking
  • Parts of the Boat (basic)
  • MOB under engine
  • Leaving a mooring
  • Anchoring
  • Using the engine
  • Steering the vessel
  • Hoisting Sail - Trimming
  • Obtaining a Weather Forecast
Previous experience: None required
Duration: 2 days
Qualifications: Learn to Sail
What's included: Safety equipment, Instruction, Yacht, Bottled Water, Fuel and Insurance
What's optional: Sailing Gloves, SiA T shirts, SiA Caps and Log Books
What's required: Waterproof roll bag, light deck shoes, shorts or long trousers, t shirt, sunglasses and sunblock.
We can help you with the following on request:
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Motor Bike or Car Rental
  • What to do and where to go in Phuket

Course Dates:
Join in Courses run nearly every month of the year

1st-2nd • 15th-16th • 29th-30th

If these days don't work for you, call us we can sometimes accommodate special requests.

Private Courses are available as requested. Call us for details and to discuss your requirements.
Join in Courses run nearly every month of the year

1st-2nd • 15th-16th • 29th-30th

If these days don't work for you, call us we can sometimes accommodate special requests.

Private Courses are available as requested. Call us for details and to discuss your requirements.

Learn to Sail Course Prices

Location Duration (days) Early Booking Discount Price (THB)
60 Days Before 30 Days Before Full Price
Phuket 2 13,000 15,000 17,000
Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail

Duration: 2 Days
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