CV Booster workshops
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new CV Booster workshops for yacht crew. These FREE 2-hour sessions provide useful knowledge and skills for newbies and experienced yachties alike, and will run on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays over the next couple of months.
Sessions include how to make Chart Corrections - an invaluable skill to learn and if you come to the workshops not only will we give you a nice CV Boosting course certificate,
Well done Tiger, David, Jessica and Dom
Congratulations on a successful week of COMPETENT CREW SAIL and DAY SKIPPER PRACTICAL training.
Day Skipper Sail Course - If you´d like to know more about this fun and challenging course, call our team at our office in Santa Catalina.
Well done girls
Congratulations on passing your Powerboat Level 2.
Deep Blue Sea Training runs Powerboat level 2 courses every weekend. Speak to our team at our office in Santa Catalina to secure your place.
A Yachtmaster qualification is a certificate of competence of the ability to handle either a sailing boat or motor boat (as endorsed) in certain prescribed conditions. Three different titles are specified; Yachtmaster Coastal (previously - and in some countries still - called Coastal Skipper), Yachtmaster Offshore, and Yachtmaster Ocean which specify the level of competence required and the area of operation certified.
The Yacht Racing Association was founded in November, 1875. Its initial purpose was to standardise the rules of measurement to different racing yachts, so that boats of different classes could compete fairly against each other.
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national governing body for certain watersports in the United Kingdom. Activities it covers include Sailing, Windsurfing, Motor cruising, Powerboating & Personal watercraft. The RYA is one of the founding members of the International Sailing Federation the World Governing Body for the sport of sailing and serves as the Member National Authority.
The invention of sailing is prehistoric, but the racing of sailing boats is believed to have started in the Netherlands some time in the 17th century. Soon, in England, custom-built racing "yachts" began to emerge. In 1851, the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes challenged the American yacht America.
Yachting refers to the use of recreational boats and ships called yachts for sporting purposes. Yachts are different from working ships mainly by their leisure purpose. Both terms originate from the Dutch word jacht ("hunt"). With sailboats, it is called sailing, and with motorboats, it is called powerboating.
Certification may be sought for commercial recognition or as a confirmation of attainment of skills.
Mallorca (3640 sq.km) is known as an easy-to-reach mecca for fans of sunny beaches, sailing, yachting, amazing landscapes and wonderful mountains and has a coastline of more than 550km (which of course, is best explored by boat).
In high season the island receives about 9 million tourists from around the world. This is both a blessing and a curse for the inhabitants however; they are well prepared for it and provide a very well-organised tourist infrastructure.
Introduction to sailing
At Deep Blue Sea Training we want you to learn to love sailing as much as we do, so we have a number of ways you can get on board and start sailing. In addition to our sailing experience days, we run a number of RYA courses from sailing for complete beginners through to becoming qualified to be a skipper and take command of your own yacht or a charter boat.
We want you to have fun and learn well, so our courses are structured to ensure you get the most from your time aboard. For some excellent sailing around our beautiful island of Mallorca, please see - Learn to sail for fun where you will find information about the various sailing courses that we have on offer including Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper Sail, Coastal Skipper Sail Practical Course, Yachtmaster Coastal Sail and Essential Navigation & Seamanship.
All about boats
A boat is a watercraft of a large range of sizes designed to float, plane, work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland waterways (e.g. rivers and lakes) or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel (a ship). Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as bulk freighters 1,000 feet (300 m) long on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size and shape. Ships are generally distinguished from boats based on their larger size, shape and cargo or passenger capacity.
A Luxury yacht (also super-yacht, large yacht and mega-yacht) is a very expensive, privately owned, professionally crewed sailing or motor yacht. There is no industry-wide standard for the difference between super-yacht and mega-yacht. The only legal distinction is between yachts above 24 metres (79 ft) and below, as in some countries those above 24 meters must have a permanent crew onboard.
This term began to appear at the beginning of the 20th century, when wealthy individuals constructed large private yachts for personal pleasure, such as Charles Henry Fletcher's Jemima F. III, at 111 feet, the largest motor- powered yacht in the world in 1908.