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Expert Monohull Sailor

From the experience that you have told us about, you are qualified to skipper any Sunsail monohull or sail catamaran (within 10 feet of the largest yacht you have previously sailed and denoted in your resume) in all Sunsail destinations at Level 1,2 and 3 listed below.  

As you will see from the below table, the skipper of the yacht will be required to show proof of qualifications in Greece, Croatia, Italy, French Polynesia, Belize, and Seychelles. This must be the original copy of your qualification.  

Although no sailing qualifications are required for cruising in certain destinations, we strongly advise that you take any sailing certification on holiday with you. This may be useful should you be contacted by Customs or Port Police. 

Level 1 Sailing DestinationsLevel 2 Sailing DestinationsLevel 3 Sailing Destinations
Wind: 5-20 knotsWind: 10-20 knotsWind: 10 – 25 knots
Navigation: you’ll need to understand large tidal variations, cope with strong currents, and make a passage plan.Navigation: you’ll need to understand tidal flow and navigate in open water.Moorings: predominantly stern-to-mooring in the Mediterranean and buoys in the Caribbean.
Moorings: predominantly anchoring. Protected anchorages, Mediterranean-style anchoring and/or marina slips.Moorings: predominantly anchoring. Protected anchorages, Mediterranean style anchoring and/or marina slips.Moorings: predominantly anchoring, some more exposed anchorages with poor anchor holding ground.
Level 1 Destinations: • Lefkas, Greece * • Corfu, Greece * • Agana, Croatia * • Dubrovnik, Croatia * • British Virgin Islands  • Whitsundays, AustrailiaLevel 2 Destinations: • Sardinia, Italy * • Procida, Italy  * • Athens, Greece * • St Martin • Antigua • Abacos, Bahamas  • Phuket, Thailand  • French Polynesia, RaiateaLevel 3 Destinations:  • Belize • Exumas, Bahamas • St Lucia • Grenada  • Mahe, Seychelles
Qualifications needed: • In Lefkas and Corfu, skippers must show proof of your ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International OR NauticEd SLC (International Sailing Licence and Credentials), International • In Agana and Dubrovnik, skippers must show proof a RYA Day Skipper Course Certificate OR ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International OR NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International OR MCA Master (Yacht less than 500 gt), RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate or aboveQualifications needed: • In Sardinia and Procida, skippers must show proof of your ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International OR NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International Prerequisites: RYA Day Skipper Course • In Athens, skippers must show proof of your ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International OR NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International • In French Polynesia, Raiatea, skippers must show proof of an ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International –Prerequisites: RYA Day Skipper CourseQualifications needed: • To sail in Belize without a skipper, you must apply for a temporary Certificate of Competency. This is issued by the Belizean Port Authorities and is required for all bareboat charters. • In Seychelles, skippers must show proof of your ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International OR NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License and Credentials), International OR MCA Master (Yacht less than 500 gt), RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Certificate or above

Our Monohull Fleet 

Sunsail has a world-class fleet of monohulls, designed by Jeanneau, ranging from 32 footers to spacious 53 footers.  Designed with performance in mind, our monohulls provide sailors with optimal control in calm or rough weather conditions, as well as the comforts needed for the ultimate adventure on the water.

Bareboat and Flotilla Sailing  

Set your own pace and route on a bareboat charter in your chosen destination or sail as a group on a flotilla sailing holiday in Croatia, Greece, or Italy, where you will follow a planned itinerary showcasing the best spots and hidden gems of that destination. 

Take Part in International Regattas  

If you are interested in the thrill of racing, Sunsail is involved in multiple world-wide regattas across the Caribbean and Far East. Sign up to race with your crew and immerse yourself in the fantastic atmosphere and competitive adventure. 

Skippered Sailing Vacations 

Why not explore any of our 20+ destinations with your very own skipper? Our skippers are fully qualified and hold a wealth of local knowledge to ensure they build an itinerary that is personalized to you and your party. Your skipper will captain your yacht, giving you plenty of time to truly relax and enjoy your surroundings. Feel free to get involved with the skipper’s help and expand your sailing knowledge. ** 

Looking to further develop your sailing skills? 

We have advanced courses ideal for expert sailors such as the RYA Coastal Skipper practical courseRYA Yachtmaster Coastal prep and exam course and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore prep and exam course. 

 
*If you are interested in chartering in any of our Mediterranean destinations, you will need formal qualifications. Port authorities throughout the Mediterranean require various levels of formal qualifications. In Greece, the skipper should be accompanied by at least one crew member (First Mate) of “Competent Crew” level or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association. 
 
**When adding a skipper to a bareboat, remember that they will require a cabin and provisions for the duration of your charter. 

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