RYA Private Yacht Training – Family / Friends (Learn To Sail for Up to 5 People)



Private Tuition – Private Yacht Charter (Max 5 Guests/Students)

Basic Boarding Itinerary Information:

Arrival/Embarkation Times:

Our “7 Day Private RYA Practical Courses” commence at 16:00 hrs on first day on the course. We ask that you turn up earlier around 15:00 hrs to make sure you can find the yacht in the marina, have a coffee in the cafe and meet your instructor, fill out any paper work and be ready for when the yacht has finished being cleaned from the previous week so we can then get onboard and take our cabin’s. 

Crew list information will be required from each student after a booking has been made and this must be submitted 14 days before the start of a course (where possible). A link will be emailed to you once a booking has been completed. 

First night may be spent in the home port marina depending on how the afternoon is progressing. We will aim to get out of the marina to one of the gorgeous islands on the Adriatic Coast if possible as we all know you will be eager to get out sailing.

The islands we often visit include: Brac, Hvar, Solta, Pakleni Islands, Scedro, Vis and Korcula. (Please note you may not get to visit them all).

Breakfast & Lunch Provisions will be delivered to the yacht on the afternoon you arrive so the course will be ready to start once you have dropped your bags in a cabin. 

Evenings: We will either be in a new port, marina or harbour, spending the night on anchor or we will return to our home port. If there are not facilities to eat ashore provisions to make food onboard will be supplied. we provide a minimum of 3 nights in ports and harbours paid for. Extras ports can be discussed with your instructor but may come at a cost. 

(This is all depending on the weather and the particular course structure required for your chosen syllabus).

Disembarkation: All yachts will return to home port at 16:00 on the Friday afternoon of the course and all students are expected to assist with a general clean and tidy up of the yacht.  

Disembarkation: At 8am on the Saturday morning the following morning so cleaners can get onboard to sort the yacht out for the next course. 

Most students then decide to enjoy an end of course beverage in Bavadria bar located in the marina. 

RYA Private Yacht Training – Family / Friends (Learn To Sail for Up to 5 People)


Yacht Sail Training offers a full range of courses with new courses and dates added regularly.

We offer RYA courses for individuals, groups and families onboard YST’s well maintained yachts, on your own bareboat charter yacht or even your personal private yacht. 
Other Services Include: 
Skippered Sailing Holidays + Bareboat Yacht Charter
We can even provide Skippers or Hostesses for your own sailing holidays, do you require a yacht moved or inspected? then ask for a quote. 


Family / Friends RYA Training. Course for upto 5 Family members / Friends

All Inclusive Private Sailing Training?. 

Book A Private Sailing Yacht For Your Family, Friends Or Work Colleagues.

  • Yacht Embarkation: 16:00 hrs Saturday
  • Yacht Disembarkation: 8am Saturday Morning

Choose from any of our RYA courses for up to 5 family/friends whilst onboard for a super week of RYA sail Training.

Ideal for total first time sailors or even a mix of experience levels. 

Our courses are delivered on 42 – 50ft sailing yachts that are all modern and well equipped. Free Wifi, bedding, towels onboard all yachts also

(NOTE: Minimum age’s apply for some RYA courses).

RYA Sailing Courses by Yacht Sail Training

  1. Start Yachting (Can be taken along with other courses for younger guests)
  2. RYA Skills Course (16 Hours)
  3. Competent Crew – Practical
  4. Day Skipper – Practical
  5. Coastal Skipper – Practical
  • For any courses undertaken: students MUST meet the pre-requisites for there required course.
  • By booking a course it does NOT mean passing a course!. Although either way you will enjoy exploring Croatia). 

Prices include all course materials for your chosen course whilst onboard, Upto 3 nights in ports around Croatia that will also include some of the following Islands: Brac, Vis, Hvar, Solta, Pakleni Islands, Scedro, Korcula.

There are NO hidden fees in Yacht Sail Training Prices. 

What You Don’t Need To Worry About: 

Yacht Sail Training look after all of the following: 
  1. Fuel
  2. Cleaning
  3. Lunch and breakfast provisions
  4. Final cleaning
  5. Bedding onboard (Including main towel, face towel, bed sheets, pillows & cases) 
  6. Course materials for selected courses whilst onboard
  7. RYA instructor 
  8. Dinghy hire 
  9. Outboard hire 
  10. Drinking water onboard 
  11. Mooring fees (Up to 3 nights in ports – Excluding Home port).
  12. Tourist Tax
  13. Charter Deposits 

Only Expect To Pay “Extra” For:

  1. Evening meals (Unless on a night passage or the shore is unaccessible, then provisions for evening meals are provided), 
  2. Extra tours or boat taxis if taken to Hvar Town etc. 
  3. Alcohol or extra nibbles onboard 
  4. Flights and transport to and from Marina Kastela, Croatia, Croatia.
  5. Any “Optional Extra’s” you choose at the time of booking. (i.e. Sups, Seadoo etc..)

Royal Yachting Association Pre-Requisites for RYA courses:

Please read Pre-Requisites for each course including Minimum ages and requirements for the course each students wishes to take. OR If you just wish to have the yacht without RYA Instruction for the week you are more than welcome to feel comfortable in the knowledge you have one of the best professional RYA Qualified Instructors / Skippers onboard.

Who is a Private Yacht Training Week for?

Ideal for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills BUT also ideal for newcomers to the yachting world and looking to explore Croatia learn to sail with a professional RYA Instructor onboard for the duration of your time onboard. Families looking to have there children learn something new and enjoy a more relaxed period of training over almost 7 days instead of the normal 5 days.

Depending on your previous level of experience expect to learn to skipper on a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety.

Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

Before this course, if you are not sure that your sailing is up to speed, a good way to learn is on an RYA Level 2 dinghy course however for RYA Competent Crew certificates for families or individuals no prior training is required just turn up, enjoy and learn. 

Our Professional RYA Instructors will teach you to sail around a course and control the boat’s speed, depending on the course you take: Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper,   Coastal Skipper courses can all be taken onboard your private weeks charter. 

If it’s help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper Online or Shorebased Course’s (see Navigation and seamanship theory).


Depending on the courses you choose this can be one of the best introductions to sailing, could be the pre-entry level and the minimum requirement for chartering yachts in many locations around the world if you are at a level to take your RYA Day Skipper and meet the pre course requirements, couple it with your VHF license and off you go.

Yacht Sail Training always recommends furthering your experience with a professional skipper and one of the best ways is to work through the RYA Syllabus.

Requirements & Outcomes

Pre-course experienceCourse Dependent (See above links)
Assumed knowledgeCourse Dependent. (See above links)
Minimum durationCourse Dependent (Minimum course duration 5 Days) allowing for personal time also.
Minimum age5 Years Old (16 Years Old for RYA Day Skipper / 17 Years Old RYA Yachtmaster / 18 Years Old RYA Commercial Endorsements
Course contentDepending on course chosen expect help knowledge of preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising (content varies per course booked)

Course information:

Onboard / Practical Courses: 

Food / Accommodation / Marina Fees / Tourist Tax / Fuel / Insurance: 

Provisions: Breakfast & Lunch will be available with menus and all food will be cooked by the crew on a rotation basis throughout the week

Marina Fees / Tourist Tax / Fuel / Insurance: All included within tuition fee.

Travel Expenses: No travel expenses to and from the marina are included. We are able to organise a taxi collection from Split Old Town or Split Airport if required please select this at time of purchasing your course. 

Shore-based Courses:

We are able to advise on reasonably priced accommodation near the sea. Tea & Coffee facilities are provided and you are able to purchase lunch just a short walk from the training centre during the lunch break provided. 


Yacht Sail Training office and facilities are based in Split which is 10 minutes drive from the our home marina base in Kastella Marina. 

Travel to and from Split: 

We recommend using the following websites:




Booking.com or Airbnb.com 

Best arrival airports are: Split / Dubrovnik (if travelling to Dubrovnik there is a connecting ferry or bus to Split which takes approximately 4.5 hours. Split Airport and Split Ferry port is located approximately 15 minutes drive away with regular bus services and taxi’s also available. We recommend using Uber taxis.

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