GAP Year sailing – Sabbaticals

Trainee Development Program

GAP Year / Sabbatical Opportunities


Sail racing academy offers tailor-made GAP year programs to meet all appetites. From 1 month to 1 year, cruising to racing, the UK, Med or Caribbean we have it all .  Our experienced skippers are also happy to work alongside you to gain experience and qualifications.  We aim to find the perfect balance between, practical hands-on experience, theory, and fun.

You will be an active part of our team, during regattas there is always a fully packed schedule full of social events, a great time to have fun as well as getting to know other sailors and developing your network.

Between Regattas, there will be plenty to do between maintenance, repairs, and cleaning. But you will also be able to see and enjoy the beauty of each location the yacht stops off.

  • RegattaYou will be crewing in top level international regattas
  • Profesional skipperWith our excellent trained skippers they will share their valuable knowledge with you.
  • LocationDepending on your program, you will be sailing in England, the Mediterranean and or the Caribbean
Global Yearly Route
What to expect

Each day will be different

You time with us will be very varied, you will be required to be actively participating in all elements of sailing and racing as well as the yacht maintenance above and below as well as Loading, cleaning and getting the yacht regatta ready


You need to be self-motivated, able to work alone and with a team.

There will be times where the pace will be relaxed and you can work at your own speed and as part of a team and at times you will be working alone and to tight deadlines, where initiative, self-motivation and communication are key


By the End of your time with us you should have achieved your goals. We hope that you will leave us as a confident sailor, able to prepare and sail independently, lead teams, identify problems, and know how to resolve them.

Official qualifications

Should you wish for your program to include work towards official qualifications that is something we are happy to discuss.

Time off

You will be actively involved in the regattas from welcoming additional clients onboard, helping provision, and of course partaking in the Races. Outside of these times, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local area relax and recuperate.

Why Book With Us?

  • A not for profit organisation
  • Personal customer care
  • Honest advice
  • Highest safety standards

Got a Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

+44 7941414 703


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