Discovering life at the helm
knowledge and confidence
Our program introduces 14 – 17 year olds to core nautical skills while sailing along one of the Mediterranean’s most idyllic coastlines.
Students live aboard yachts working together as a close-knit crew to learn and practice sailing skills under the careful guidance of certified instructors.
Full Immersion English
The whole experience is run entirely in English, from daily instruction on sailing basics to team projects and marine life workshops. All learning is rooted in experiential education with students enjoying a sense of achievement as they put their newly acquired skills to practice. Life aboard a yacht presents the perfect full immersion environment to develop communication and leadership skills which in turn strengthen relationships and build self-reliance.
Program and activities
Students set sail as part of a pair of yachts, each with an experienced skipper, expert sailing instructor and Alphabet crew member. Every morning after breakfast they participate in a sailing lesson, acquiring knowledge that will be immediately put into action during the day as they navigate from island to island, setting the course, tacking, jibing, dropping the anchor for a swim or mooring at a marina for the night.
Throughout the journey, students take part in interactive lessons on marine life and cultural history to enrich their time in the water and trekking on land.
At the end of the journey participants are awarded a competent crew certificate together with memories to last a lifetime.
Starting from the port of Nettuno, students set out on an incredible two week adventure taking in highlights including: the Pontine Islands (part of Circeo National Park) for snorkeling exploration; the island of Ventotene to discover the ancient Roman port; a night in Ischia dining in a true Neapolitan pizzeria; in and around Capri for a cultural expedition and a visit to the renowned Blue Grotto; a cruise along the Amalfi coast with a stop in Positano; and an inland excursion to the world famous archaeological site of Pompeii before setting sail for the return voyage to Nettuno.
Note: itinerary subject to change due to weather conditions.
Location and on board Accommodation
Aboard our yachts we maintain a minimum 4:1 student to staff ratio to ensure high levels of interaction, learning and safety.
Our two beautiful Bavaria sailboats are perfectly maintained and equipped with all the accessories to guarantee a comfortable on board experience:
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Offers may not be combined