The GoSailing sailing school offers to its students trainings in coastal sailing passages along the picturesque coast of south-west Turkey, formerly called Rhodian Riviera.
Providence placed our yachting school right at the intersection of two seas: Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea, that is why our sailings are called " Aegean" and " Mediterranean".
All coastal training passages start in Marmaris (our marine) on Saturdays (check-in on the yacht on St 18:00 - Sn 10:00 and start on Sunday) and finish at the same place by examinations on Fridays. (Departure on St 0:00-9:00 – you can also spend a night on the yacht till 9:00 on Saturday)
Timetable of yachting courses is available in our Calendar-schedule
Coastal passages go along the shore of Turkey in the west or east of Marmaris.
Coastal passages are performed on yachts of economy class and business class, as well as in some cases, VIP lodging on business class yachts is also possible. The difference between classes is described here. The final choice of the route is completely up to the skipper-trainer and depends on efficiency of training and weather report. We are not going to throw newbies into excessive weather conditions, so, we often specify each route one day before the passage according to weather-forecast.
Minimum duration of a coastal passage is one week, as each Saturday the yacht has to get back to Marmaris, on the base, where students completed the course leave and new students check-in. Standard duration of the whole course is 14 days.
The program is built so that one and the same sailing is studied from different positions (roles in the crew). If during the first week, you are a seaman and learn to make knots, handle the sails and loose the moorings under the guidance of more experienced persons (those who are passing their second week) and the trainer, then during your second week, you study the command unit (crew management), navigation, lights, signs and so on. More experienced students help newcomers. The trainer, probably, wouldn't be able to teach everyone within the short two weeks (formerly the program lasted 21 days), if there was no mutual help and comprehensible explanations from more experienced classmates.