Yacht delivery services are performed by highly qualified skippers and crew members. Occasionally, selected outstanding students can join our yacht deliveries 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.




C-MASTERS Trainee Program



Mile builders and Yacht deliveries are an excellent way to obtain your qualifications for Yachtmaster and Coastal Skipper. Our trainee program is geared towards building up the maximum number of miles and acquiring lots of valuable experience 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 nautical CV in preparation of your next course or your Yachtmaster exam.

You will be working in watches, under the supervision of our RYA qualified skipper. You will be practicing watch keeping, navigation, boat handling and skippering skills.  

You will have the opportunity to prepare and execute the passage plan for parts of the voyage 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 various elements such as the weather forecast.


What do you get at the end:

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


What's included:

  • Coaching and supervision by our skipper / instructor
  • Fuel and mooring fees
  • Valuable miles and passages for your nautical CV


Supporting courses:

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


Supporting books:

To make the most out of your traineeship, we recommend subscribing to the RYA e-books collection (see the RYA webshop).





Details of this course

Recommended previous experience:  Sailing and navigation skills on the level of Day Skipper is required to join. Experience at the level of Coastal Skipper is preferable. 


Recommended knowledge:  RYA Day Skipper theory, ideally Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory.


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


Dates of present opportunities as trainee on a delivery: 

  • 17 June passage from Norway to the Netherlands
  • 1 August passage from New York to the Netherlands


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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