Pattaya Daily News

13 September 2010 :: 15:09:31 pm 38538

Sailing Adventures & Training with Gulf Charters Thailand

Primarily started as a bareboat yacht charter operator based out of Jomtien’s first-class Ocean Marina, Gulf Charters Thailand also offering landlubbers a chance to experience the majestic beauty that the Gulf of Thailand has to offer through several internationally accredited courses run by the experienced Gulf Charters Sailing School.
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Encompassing a fleet of 10 or so keel boats and catamarans from 32-52 feet in length, Gulf Charters Thailand offer sailers of all experience levels the chance to add to their skill set or take the necessary steps to becoming a fully fledged bareboat captain while formulating friendships and memories that will last a life time.

Including a variety of courses for those interested in yacht sailing, chartering, racing and cruising, the Gulf Charters Sailing School provides the tools and training necessary to see you realise your dreams, be it recreational sailing, racing or a circumnavigation on your own yacht.

All sailing/racing courses are all-inclusive training programs and come with international accreditation from the International Yacht Training Inc (IYT). Graduates therefore qualify for the professional operation of yachts in some 29 countries including from the US Coast Guard and British MCA professional licensing bodies. The four IYT certified courses offered are; International Crew, International Watchkeeper, International Bareboat Captain and the International Small Powerboat and RIB Master Certificate.

Along with the individual courses, Gulf Charters Sailing School offers a range of value-for-money package deals including the popular fast-paced 15-day training session “Zero to Hero Program”. Encompassing classroom theory, weather and navigational training with onboard experience, the Zero to Hero Program is a proven and recognised program for teaching sailors the essentials necessary to captain their own yacht.

In addition to their sailing school, Gulf Charters Thailand offers eager sailors the chance to experience the beauty of the southeast coastline and Bangkok bite through a number of charter sailing tours and package deals. Trips encompass islands off the coast of Pattaya, Rayong, the pristine Koh Chang archipelago and Cambodia. Be it with your own vessel or on one of their fully equipped yachts Gulf Charters tours has something to suit your needs.

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Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Travel