Mile Building

Sailing Life Academy can provide a great experience

Whether you need to skipper some serious passages before taking a Yachtmaster exam, want to build your sea miles in a safe and enjoyable environment or simply want to try out offshore cruising as an active crew member, Sailing Life Academy can provide a great experience.

For those trying to amass the mileage and skippering hours required before attempting a Yachtmaster exam, these cruises are ideal. When booking, please let us know your plans and we can ensure that you are nominated to skipper at least one of the longer passages and some of the more complex pilotage too. The instructor will be on board, but, barring necessity, will enable you to skipper the boat.

Complete beginners to sailing would be advised to take a course such as RYA Competent Crew before throwing themselves into a longer cruise as you will find the whole thing much more enjoyable as an active member of the crew. However, only basic knowledge is required and many relative beginners have had a great time and learnt a huge amount about themselves and massively improved their skills on these trips.


When you book a course we do our best to ensure there are no extra fees – everything you need to complete your adventure is included:

  • All mooring fees

  • All fuel costs


Please contact us for more details. Give us a call on +90 535 718 06 55 to chat through possible dates or email us at or via ‘Booking request’.