As Cloud Nine Sailing specialises in sailing on the open sea, our policy is not to offer training specifically for the Swiss inland sailing or motor boat certificates. The physics of sailing doesn’t change, of course, and any of our holidays or courses (theory or practical) will provide excellent general training for all other qualifications and you will not regret the grounding they give you for the Swiss sailing exam. We can recommend other schools for direct training for these qualifications.

If you want to take a Swiss inland qualification (A-Schein for motor or D-Schein for sail), however, you will probably be aware that the practical exams have to be taken in the local language, or at least you need to be able to communicate with the examiner in the local language, which is often a major stumbling block for expats. You are also required to provide your own crew for the sailing exam.

As our skipper Emma is not only a sailor but also a professionally-qualified interpreter, you can hire her as your crew for your sailing exam in German-speaking cantons and she will act as interpreter for you so that you can communicate with your examiner and understand the instructions you are being given, whilst still being able to run your boat in English.

She has worked professionally as a translator and interpreter for over 25 years, she is a commercial Yachtmaster Offshore and sailing instructor, and holds both the Swiss D-Schein and A-Schein.

Price: CHF 150 per exam plus travel

Send us a message or call 079 277 0623 for more information or to discuss availability.