Summer Departures Special

Experience Level: Expert Sailor

tm_glb_expertFrom the experience that you have told us about, you are qualified to skipper any Moorings monohull or sail catamaran (within 10 feet of the largest yacht you have previously sailed and denoted in your resume) in the Competent and Advanced level Moorings destinations 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, Tahiti, 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.

 

Competent Level Sailing Destinations

Advanced Level Sailing Destinations

Expert Level Sailing Destinations

Wind: 5-20 knots

Wind: 10-20 knots

Wind: 10 – 25 knots

Navigation: line-of-sight sailing. Basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Navigation: you will need to understand tidal flow and navigate in open water.

Navigation: you will need to understand large tidal variations, cope with strong currents, and make a passage plan.

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, some more exposed anchorages with poor anchor holding ground.

Destinations: 

• Corfu, Greece

• Agana, Croatia

• British Virgin Islands  

• US Virgin Islands

Destinations: 

• Sicily, Italy

• Athens, Greece

• St Martin 

• Antigua 

• Abacos, Bahamas  

• Phuket, Thailand  

Destinations: • Sardinia, Italy

• Belize 

• Exumas, Bahamas 

• St Lucia 

• Grenada  

• Seychelles

• Tahiti

Qualifications needed: 

• In Corfu, skippers must show proof of your ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International OR NauticEd SLC (International Sailing Licence and Credentials), International 

• In Agana, 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 above

Qualifications needed: 

• In Sardinia, Procida and Sicily, 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 Tahiti, skippers must show proof of an ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International –Prerequisites: RYA Day Skipper Course

Qualifications 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

Bareboat Yacht Charters  

Skipper your own bareboat yacht charter and enjoy the rewarding challenge of plotting your preferred route, immersing yourself in the tranquil setting of your private yacht and chosen destination. 

International Regattas  

If you are interested in the thrill of racing, The Moorings are involved in multiple world-wide regattas and events across the Caribbean and Far East. Sign up to race with your crew and immerse yourself in the fantastic atmosphere and exhilarating competition. 

Crewed Yacht Charter  

For the premium charter experience, reserve a Moorings Crewed yacht. Complete with a private captain and gourmet chef, this all-inclusive vacation option is simply, and exclusively, about you. From freshly prepared meals to all the attractions you want to see, your crew will take care of everything, letting you enjoy a truly unforgettable escape on the water. 

 Skippered Yacht Charter  

You may prefer a skippered yacht charter. Our skippers are available in all 20+ Moorings destinations and are qualified, courteous professionals who take care of all the navigational duties, allowing you to truly relax and savour your surroundings, as well as providing expert advice and insight when planning your itinerary. ** 

 

*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 recognised 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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