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60mile Long Passages (5/7 days)

Price: from £599 (Finance now available)

Location: Starts from our base at Premier Gosport Marina, and visits different ports further afield than the Solent

Duration: 5/7 days

The bigger brother of our famous Mile builder weekends. Our 60nm “Long Passages” Mile Builders are the perfect way to build sea miles and gain valuable experience. With longer, more involved passages, you’ll get to see places like Cherbourg and the Channel Islands. Perfect as qualifying passages for you budding RYA Yachtmasters out there!

Take a look at our live course calendar for dates for the 60nm Long Passage Mile Builders!


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Course Information

Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions

Recommended Reading: Sailing magazines and newspapers, but this is not essential 

Course Prerequisites: RYA Competent Crew (At least 5 days on board a yacht sailing)
You will need to be fit and able to actively participate in watches both day and night 

Minimum Age: No minimum but Under 16’s must be accompanied by adult. Persons aged 16+ can be unaccompanied subject to other pre-requisites having been met

Holiday Insurance: We would advise ALL our customers to ensure they have suitable holiday insurance in-place. Yachtsman’s insurance is available from a variety of souces like Topsail Insurance and can cover things like cancellations and personal effects cover.

So what is included in the course cost?

Well, unlike some other centres, we include all your meals (Breakfast, lunches, dinners and snacks), so you won’t have to go to any extra expense during your Mile Builder with us. We also include the following:

  • Yacht hire
  • RYA Qualified Instructor / Professional Skipper
  • Breakfast, lunches, snacks and evening meals on board
  • Tea, coffee & soft drinks
  • Accommodation on board
  • Diesel
  • Cooking gas
  • Wet weather kit hire (not footwear)
  • Hire of a Baltic automatic life jacket

We can accommodate most dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian or gluten free. Just let us know when you fill out the booking form.

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Who is the course for:

The 60nm Long Passage Mile Builders are the perfect way for sailors to gain experience and miles in longer passages, especially for those wishing to undertake their RYA Yachtmaster exam.

Running over five or Seven days the 60nm Long Passage Mile Builders will give you longer more involved passages and a more intense sailing experience than just hopping from marina to marina.

A great way to build some extra experience before undertaking that next course.

On some we will be using Spinnakers to expand knowledge and experience of the crew.

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What we cover on the course:

You’ll get to visit marinas and ports a little further afield than the Solent, like Portland or Weymouth, Cherbourg or the Channel Islands. It’ll involve more intense and longer days sailing.

During the mile builders with Spinnakers we will be using and training for the use of a spinnaker by the crew.

Along with some cracking sailing, you’ll get to visit places you didn’t visit on your RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper course. The passages are longer and it’ll involve more quality sea-time, but it’s such a rewarding 5 / 7 days of sailing.


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Course formats & details:

Courses run in a choice of three formats:

  • One weekend and 3 days mid-week
  • Also available mid-week
  • 7 Days

Starts from our Gosport marina base and visits various ports and marinas further afield.

Our Principal says this about the 60nm Long Passage Mile Builders:

What better a way to celebrate that new RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper qualification than with spending 5-days undertaking some nice long passages, and really getting out there?

A great way to build extra mileage and enjoy some longer passages to locations further afield than the Solent, guided by one of our experienced and professional RYA qualified instructors. We would advise everyone bringing sea sickness medication as these sails are long legs.

With so many locations to chose from (weather dependant of course) you might go and see Cherbourg, the gorgeous Channel Islands or maybe pop down to the west country.

Wherever you visit, you’ll experience what it’s like to undertake some longer passages of 60nm or more, which may involve overnight sailing, some early starts, but most of all, some exciting and fun sailing!

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