sail for belgium

Cruising Club - Sailing School - Offshore Racing - Sailing media - Since/depuis 1992


Autumn 2021


from 18.30H to 20.30H:

Dates ton come

The courses will be given by video conference.

(rue Lanfray, 14 - 1050 Bruxelles)
at 1930H

Practical application
The sea trips will take place over four days in September and October.

You can all ready choose 4 days among these:

September: 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
October: 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21


Aussi en français


-Theoretical courses - 9 evenings of 2 hours in Brussels (via video conference)

Small groups of maximum 10 people working interactively. All material will be at your disposal including course book, cards, documentation, recommended readings and new on-line exercices
Practical application
4 days at sea - Application of the contents of the theoretical classes.

Crew of 6 students maximum on board.

will participate in running the boat and in preparing course passage.

The final target is the ability for everyone to become a fully learned skipper


Theory - 20 hours

First Part - Functioning of a sailing craft
Sailing trim and tack
Manoeuvring with engine
Entering and leaving the harbour
Manoeuvres - vocabulary - knots

Second Part - Navigation
Position by bearings (maps, buoyage, distance and speed, direcction and angle)
Courses (tides, currents, dead reckoning, passage preparation
International collision regulations

Safety on board
Skipper - Responsability - Accidents - Man over Board - Heavy Weather - Distress - Weather forecasting principles and outside information - radio - usage of VHF radio.

Practical application - 28 hours

Functioning of a sailing craft
First approach
Sailing trim and tack
Manoeuvring with motor
Mooring the craft in different circumstances

Study and usage of numerous nautical documents
Maps, almanacs, signalisation, weather forecast, buoyage, ...
Dead Reckoning
Position by bearing
Course planning

Man over board exercices
Shortening the sail - reefing

All aspects of sailing will be addressed by everyone

Everyone will take turn being the skipper

This tuition is a good preparation to the belgian "YACHTMAN" exam
(only in French or in Dutch)

The rate of the tuition is 980 €
(Sail for Belgium YC membership included)

The reservation is effective upon receipt of a down payment of half of the total amount on the SPRL Sail Away account. Account number:
IBAN BE23 6511 3693 3791
with your name as reference

The rate includes:

- 18 hours theoretical tuition in small groups of 10 people maximum

- 4 days at sea (spread at your convenience over several week-ends)
with a crew of 6 students max.

- Course book comprising a manual of exercices
- Individual insurance for navigation at sea
- Harbour expenses and fuel

Sail Away
Cruising Experience, Offshore Racing, Sailing Media

rue Lanfray 12, 1050 Bruxelles - Belgique
Tel: +32 475 830.831 ou +32 477 429 829

sail for belgium
Sailing School
rue Lanfray 12, 1050 Bruxelles - Belgique
Tel: +32 475 830.831 ou +32 477 429 829