Our delivery services are performed by highly qualified skippers. Occasionally, selected outstanding students can join our skippers as trainees. 


After learning the theoretical and practical skills, it is important for our students to start putting some serious miles under their belt. For those sailors that need to build up a significant number of miles at sea in preparation of a Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster qualification, we have defined this trainee offering.




Mile Building for trainees



Mile builders are an excellent way to obtain your qualifications for Yachtmaster and Coastal Skipper. This activity is geared towards building up the maximum number of miles in the shortest possible time.

The miles will be made both during daytime and night-time. This will include 60 miles (and more miles) passages, overnight passages, and skippered legs. Exactly what you need to build up your sailing CV in preparation of your next course or your Yachtmaster exam.

You will be working in watches, under the supervision of the delivery skipper. You will be practicing watch keeping, navigation and skippering skills.  

You will have the opportunity to prepare and execute the passage plan for parts of the mile builder in turns with your fellow trainees. This will give you the qualifying experience as skipper on long passages during day and night.

However, please note: As the objective is to deliver the yacht in the shortest possible time to its destination, there is limited time to practice specific manoeuvres or visit places ashore. Please do also realise that you need to be flexible in your planning, as the ETD and ETA may be affected by the weather forecast.


What do you get at the end:

Next to an unforgettable experience, your miles will be signed off in your personal logbook at the end of the mile builder.


What's included:

  • Coaching and supervision by our delivery skipper / instructor
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Valuable miles and passages for your logbook


Supporting courses:

We recommend our C-MASTERS Passage Planning course and our Navigation @ Night course. In addition, the RYA Radar course is very useful.


Supporting books:

To make the most out of your mile builder, we recommend reading the RYA Navigation handbook and the RYA Coastal Skipper course booklet.





Details of this course

Recommended previous experience:  Sailing and navigation skills on the level of Coastal Skipper is preferable. 


Recommended knowledge:  RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shorebased


Duration: weather dependent; please make sure your personal planning is flexible


Dates of present opportunities as trainee on a delivery: 

  • 19 to 24 April delivery from Denmark to the Netherlands (FULLY BOOKED)


Cost: on request




Do also take a look at our other offerings for making miles and building experience



Crossing the North Sea to London


Experience Builder of approximately 400 miles (9 days) in June.



Experience Builder Channel Islands


Fantastic experience builder of approximately 600 miles (9 or a6 days) to the Channel Islands and the Solent, in August.   






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