Take a Sailing Break with BOSS

Gap Year Breaks

Take a Sailing Break with BOSS

Plain Sailing

British Offshore Sailing School

Gap Year Sailing 2023-24

BOSS Specialises in offering a range of sabbatical, career change and Gap Year sailing programmes ranging from 2-week skipper training breaks through to 18-week intensive FastTrack to Yachtmaster training courses. These courses are available to both novice and experienced sailors and all lead towards internationally recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) qualifications.

18 Week programmes start in February, May and August, with shorter courses and tailor made training packages on offer regularly throughout the year. Whether you are looking for a traditional gap year, career break experience, or you want to retrain and gain useful yachting qualifications this programme is the ideal way to realise your ambitions.
Once you hold the commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Certificate of Competency you could start travelling and working straightaway. It’s also a great way to supplement your income during your spare time. Weekend and holiday work is readily available in the UK, Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Participants under 24 years of age can also complete the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) expedition and residential sections (subject to DofE requirements). Expedition programmes run over 12 days and the residential sections take a further five. These can be completed individually of as part of a longer programme.

Our Gap Year programmes are fully inclusive of accommodation on board a yacht, food on board whilst on practical sea phases, wet weather gear, safety equipment and course materials. Shorter, week long practical sailing courses are also available for those who just want to try sailing or gain some basic yachting experience.

Whether you are looking to gain some useful qualifications whilst having a great time, or you simply want to spend time developing your sailing skills for personal fulfilment – give us a call on +44 (0) 2380457733 or email info@boss-sail.co.uk

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Fastrack to Yachtmaster Offshore

18 Weeks FASTRAK to Yachtmaster is the original comprehensive, eighteen-week, professional seamanship training programme designed and run by the British Offshore Sailing School.