Do I need previous experience?

Anyone who does not already hold a recognised sailing qualification must complete an initial assessment with Sail YSL prior to being allowed to use our boats unsupervised. The assessment will last approx. 1 hour and costs CHF 125.00.

No assessment is required for holders of recognised qualifications. These include:

  • Sail YSL 4-day beginners’ dinghy course
  • RYA Dinghy Level 2/3 or above
  • ASA 101 or 110
  • Swiss D-Schein

This list is not exhaustive, so if you don’t see your qualification above, please contact us.

Anyone who holds a sailing qualification but has not sailed dinghies before will be required to complete a capsize drill with us before using our boats unsupervised. As with the initial assessment, this will last approx. 1 hour and cost CHF 125.00.

Your first booking on each model of boat will include a 15-20 minute induction on the boat, which counts as part of the time booked.

Your sailing licence and a valid form of ID (passport, ID card, permit) must be presented to Sail YSL before you take a boat out and is a pre-requisite for this.

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