Experience is king and is being built up by a combination of miles and skills. Many sailors often focus on making as many as possible miles, especially those that are preparing themselves for the Yachtmaster Certificates of Competence. However, during those long trips with hours of steering and watch keeping, they don't have the opportunity to practice many important skills. For those sailors we have developed...


Skill Building à la carte


Description of this skill builder

As the name of the course already indicates, the program of this Skill Builder will be defined by coaching you on a selection of skills.  A few examples are:

  • Passing a lock (especially during busy moments in summer)
  • Manoeuvring and mooring a yacht in marina
  • Approaching a large offshore harbour at night
  • Crossing a traffic lanes or a TSS
  • Experiencing sailing on tidal water
  • Recognising navigation lights of ships at night
  • Sail handling, tacking, gybing, reefing and trimming your sails 
  • Anchoring and mooring on a mooring buoy

This course is available for a minimum of 2 persons.


What's included

  • C-MASTERS sailing yacht with instructor
  • Own cabin for comfort and privacy
  • Food and drink on board
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Free parking at our training location


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA shorebased courses and several of the C-MASTERS practical courses, including Practical Diesel Engine and Power handling.


Supporting books

  • RYA Day Skipper handbook
  • Reeds Skipper book
  • RYA Boat handling Sail and Power



Details of this course

Recommended previous experience : All levels are welcome, however the level of Day Skipper is a big plus.


Recommended knowledge:  Preferably at the level of Day Skipper shorebased


Duration: 2, 3, 4 or 5 days



  • On request


Cost: on request







Overview of all our Experience Building offerings



Visit the Spanish Rias of Galicia 2024


Intermediate level voyage, including plenty of opportunities to practice your sailing and navigation skills on tidal water. Including crossing the Bay of Biscay !

Discover the Belgian coast


Experience the joys of coastal sailing while exploring our sailing area along the Belgian Coast.  




Discover sailing in Zeeland


Improve your yachting skills while exploring the beauties of our sailing area. We offer this experience builder in the great nature reserve of Zeeland. 


North Sea Crossing to London 2024

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Intermediate level voyage, including plenty of opportunities to practice your sailing and navigation skills on tidal water. Plus a short stay in this great capital city.

Sailing as a Family


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


Coastal Sailing - for the first time


Let this experience builder be that big step forward that will allow you to expand your sailing area to a new dimension.


Channel islands Challenge 2024


Great opportunity to develop your advanced passage making skills, while sailing via Belgium and France to Guernsey, and back via the isle of Wight in the South of the UK. This is the ultimate summer sailing challenge. 

C-MASTERS trainee program

day skipper

Learn new skills, make miles and enjoy sailing while building up your nautical CV as trainee for crew or co-skipper on board of one of our yacht deliveries.


Ocean Crossing 2024


Unique, once in a life time opportunity to experience Sailing Over the Ocean. Whether you join to acquire your Yachtmaster Ocean qualifying passage or just for a life changing experience, this trip will be unforgettable ....






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