Why not take away the stress of being stuck in traffic and late for your flight by starting your holiday early? There is a great choice of hotels available at Gatwick, Heathrow, Manchester and many other regional airports. Many hotels include parking and a courtesy bus service to the airport. Booking accommodation combined with parking can often cost less than airport parking alone.
We offer competitive rates for airport parking at most UK airports. At busy travel times, we recommend you pre-book to guarantee a parking space. All airport car parks include transfers to and from the terminals or why not check out the meet and greet parking service at the terminal, a great option when travelling with the family.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy airport and relax in a stress-free atmosphere. Sit back and relax, catch up on your email, read the newspaper or just relax in front of the television. Enjoy complimentary tea, coffee, snacks, newspapers and magazines. If you've never used an airport lounge before, you don't know what you're missing. Prices start from £16/person at Gatwick
"Brilliant holiday thanks. John and Elsa were amazing flotilla leaders, both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the area which provided fabulous sailing. Yildiz Yachting also provided a really good boat, well maintained and reliable."
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To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.