Come out to play with us and get some more skills
Throughout the year we run several events that aren’t in our schedule. They are often short notice due to the need for appropriate weather and tide conditions. But they are always different and fun.
Event details and booking instructions will be posted on this page as they become available. Spaces will always be limited and they are available on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to be added to the list of people offered these short notice experiences then please email us using the button below:
Day Skipper Motor Package – Learn in the sunshine
What’s on offer?
Learn to drive a motor cruiser at Costa Blanca Sailing – our Alicante sea school.
Noel, the principal of Get Lost Powerboat Training, is the chief instructor for Costa Blanca Sailing. He is responsible for overseeing their sailing and motor cruising training standards as well as teaching their Yachtmaster candidates.
We’ve teamed up with the school in Alicante to offer our UK customers the opportunity to train with Noel in the sunshine.
The package includes the required RYA Day Skipper theory course at our school in Poole. Followed by the four day practical training course in Alicante. We will be using the Jeanneau 36 Prestige shown in the video.
We only have a total of 5 places to offer on each course.
Theory course dates in Poole
September over two weekends – 8th, 9th, 10th then 16th & 17th
Practical course dates in Alicante
September 19th to 22nd – (return flights Bournemouth/Alicante on the 18th & 23rd)
October 10th to 13th – (return flights Bournemouth/Alicante on the 9th & 14th)
The first part of your training is the 5 day RYA DaySkipper theory course. This course will teach you all about big boat safety and how to plan a passage anywhere in the world. We run these courses at our base in Poole and at the end of the course you will have all the knowledge you need to enjoy boating on the sunny Costa Blanca in Spain.
You can find out all about the theory course by clicking HERE
The second part of your training is carried out on the motor cruiser at Costa Blanca Sailing Sea School in Alicante. We have arranged the course dates so that you can fly out from Bournemouth airport the day before your practical course begins. Your return flight is on the day after your course finishes.
During the course we will learn all about handling and mooring a motor cruiser. We’ll stop at anchor and spend some time swimming. We will visit new places and follow our own passage plans. We’ll run a night passage and use the GPS and RADAR. Then we will celebrate successful completion of the course by heading out for a team meal on the final night.
Finally, you will receive the RYA Day Skipper Motor qualification and be able to drive a motor boat! This will allow you to charter motor cruisers up to 24 metres in length.
The package price below includes the theory and practical courses only. Extras are your flights, hotels and dinners while we are away. We would recommend the Hotel Melia as it’s right by the marina and close to the beach but there are several boutique hotels to choose from in Alicante.
In order to secure your place click the button below. Once you have booked your package dates you will get a coupon code which will allow you to book on to a theory course of your choice for free.
Day Skipper Boat Handling Practice – 2 Days – Alicante
This two day skills course is for people who have already completed the RYA Day Skipper Motor and would like to brush up on their marina skills.
During the two days we will practice:
- 360 degree turns
- Mooring alongside a pontoon
- Boat familiarisation and safety
The course is held in Alicante, Spain and the price of £995 per person includes the course only. Students will have to book their own flights and hotels.
The recommended hotel is the Hotel Melia Alicante as it is right next to the marina and the beach as well as being among the local restaurants, shops and buzzing night life.
If you would like to book a space, please click the button below.
Poole Fireworks & Old Harry in the Dark
This is truly exhilarating……
Meet at Cobbs Quay marina for a safety brief and to get dressed up in waterproof kit and lifejackets.
Head down to the power boats, take a seat and cruise through the harbour in the dark. Depth perception is difficult as you pass by the lights flashing on top of the buoys.
Spot the chain ferry. Once past her speed picks up as you follow the channel out to sea. The feeling of zipping along over the waves in the dead of night is incredible.
Once at Old Harry, turn around and get back to Poole Quay where you join the dozens of other boats waiting to watch the firework display. It’s always a great show.
Traditionally the boats all sound there horns at the end of the fireworks before the return journey home.