Experience is king. It can be obtained by first taking several practical and theoretical courses, providing for a very solid basis. However, at C-MASTERS we also offer a more playful approach to learning and building up experience...


Experience Building Voyages 


The Experience Building Voyages are designed for those who enjoy sailing but are not very keen on intensive mile builder sailing trips. These students would like to experience new and sometimes challenging situations in a relaxed manner and with teaching and support by one of our instructors.


Content of this experience builder

The content of the experience will be totally defined by the students learning objectives, and may contain of:

  • Developing and executing a passage plan
  • Crossing a Traffic Separation Scheme
  • Entering a busy coastal harbour at night
  • Entering a (partly drying) tidal harbour
  • Mooring in marinas or anchoring
  • Crossing the North Sea or coastal passages

The destination of the Experience Builder will be determined based on the learning objectives, and will be dependent on the number of days scheduled. Examples are:

  • Wadden Sea and isles in the North of The Netherlands
  • Thames estuary
  • North of France
  • South of England


What's included

  • C-MASTERS yacht with instructor
  • Reeds Skipper reference booklet
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our premises


Supporting courses

We recommend both the RYA shorebased courses, and the C-MASTERS Passage Planning course.


Supporting books

We recommend the RYA Navigation handbook and the RYA Sea survival handbook for building up practical sailing experience.




Details of this course

Recommended previous experience: Enthousiastic sailers on the level of Day Skipper and Competent Crew.


Recommended knowledge: Preferable on the level of RYA Day Skipper shorebased navigation.


Duration: 4 to 10 days



  • 5 to 10 August - Experience Builder Zeeland and Dutch coast - (ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE)
  • 16 to 20 August - Coastal Experience Building - (ONE LAST PLACE AVAILABLE)
  • 13 to 19 October - Experience builder one way to Brest - (FULLY BOOKED)
  • We also organise the Experience Builder Voyages on request.


Cost: On request







Small group, great sailing area


I'm very happy with the boat offering plenty of space per person. The area where we sailed offers lots of opportunities to practice and acquire all experiences. Good communication by the training centre when I booked the course and very clear joining instructions. The course was very much in line with my expectations.   


-- Ben --




Overview of all our Experience Building offerings



Individual Coaching

dscn1602Personalised 1:1 tuition on any practical and theoretical topic for beginners to professionals

Mile Building



Quickly build up as many miles as possible with our C-MASTERS mile builders to various destinations 

Experience Building Voyages

dscn1450Explore new and challenging sailing areas. Sailing voyages tailored to your wishes

Skill Building a la Carte

dscn5799Complex situations made simple. Practice skippering skills tailored to your needs

Sailing as a Family

dscn0142Pass the sailing bug on to your family. All family members participate, learn and enjoy sailing.

Recreational Cruising



Sail, relax and explore our beautiful sailing area on board of our C-MASTERS yachts




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