Sailing to success – June in the Ionian

I’m just back from Greece after another successful course on our yacht Cloud Nine – congratulations to Paul, who passed his Day Skipper, and Jasmin, who is now a Competent Crew to her delight and surprise (but no surprise to anyone else). Here are a few of the...

Is my qualification valid for…?

One of the most common questions I’m asked is whether an RYA qualification, or existing qualification from another country, is valid on the lakes here in Switzerland or conversely, whether a Swiss qualification is valid abroad. I think it’s high time to...

Farewell Sail YSL, ahoy Cloud Nine Sailing!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a restful Christmas and are ready and raring to go into 2019.The new year is traditionally a time for resolutions and to put plans into practice. Social media is overflowing with “new year, new you”-style posts. This is therefore the...

Sail in Greece!

Come and join us in the idyllic Ionian for a holiday, yachting course, dinghy course, or mix’n’match week! Spaces still available on spring, summer & autumn dates

Yachtmaster theory

All-new, overhauled course structure – the new Yachtmaster theory course is excitingly practical! Next course: 26/27 May& 2/3 & 9/10 June (6 days) in central Zurich

Essential Nav courses

This two-day course is an optional complement to the RYA Competent Crew practical course and an excellent preparation for RYA Day Skipper theory. Next course 16/17 June 2018 (2 days) in central Zurich

Sailing in the summer sun

Every time I think summer’s arrived, it goes cold and wet again! In fact there is even fresh snow on our mountains. However, one place the weather and winds are reliable is in Greece and we have just a few spaces left this year: 12 August –for a week-long Day Skipper...

Ahoy! Sail away with us this autumn

Just because the summer is starting to wind down (not so long after finally arriving), that does not mean that Sail YSL is thinking about hibernating. We still have a number of events, trips and courses coming in the rest of 2016:     We will be exhibiting...