Sailing courses and rates

Learn to master a sailboat with Les Corsaires in Geneva!

Les Corsaires school offers group sailing courses or a la carte. From the age of 18, beginners or those more advanced prepare for their A or D permit on different craft. The first topics to be tackled involve the preparation of the boat, i.e. how to rig and de-rig. On this occasion, the nautical terminology and words are taught to enable good communication on board. The section on safety on board is tackled immediately, followed by mastering the navigation at full speed, setting a course, and tacking and gybing. This is a daily offer, both in summer and winter.


Advanced courses aim to ensure that the trimming of the sails is improved so as to optimise performance. Procedures such as reefing, safety on board, picking up mooring buoys and man-overboard manoeuvres, weather assessment, as well as all the manoeuvres for obtaining the category D permit, are all taught.


Le Surprise is a perfect boat for solo or team learning, whether we are talking about beginners courses, advanced courses, preparation for permit D and/or navigation with a spinnaker.

The sailboats

SURPRISE SAILBOAT 6 SEATER

6-seater

4-berthCategory D Permit or equivalent

Sail area 25 m2

Fixed ladder


Sails

Mainsail 16.5 m2

Genoa 17.00, Solent 11 m2

Rigging 7/8, Mast 10.05 metres


Hull

7.65 metres x 2.48 metres

Waterline length 6.60 metres

Empty weight 1,250 kg

Air draught 1.60 metres

Keel type

Ballast weight 500 kg


Auxiliary motor

Gasoline, 3.3 kilowatts (4.5 hp)

"HONDA" Japan

Tank 12 litres

Running time 7 hours

Rates for courses

Introductory course to group sailing - 340 CHF / person


Every Monday and Wednesday, from 18.15 to 20.15


Programmes:


  • Preparation of the boat, rigging and de-rigging
  • Nautical nomenclature and terms
  • Safety on board 
  • Navigation at top speed 
  • Setting a course
  • Tacking and gybing


Experience required: none


Equipment needed: non-markingtrainers (sneakers).
Depending on the weather: warm clothing, rainwear, hat and sunglasses...

Advanced courses in group sailing - 440 CHF / person


Programmes:


  • Sail trip and performance optimisation
  • Reefing
  • Safety on board
  • Picking up mooring buoys
  • Man-overboard manoeuvre
  • Mooring/anchoring and seamanship
  • Weather assessment
  • Manoeuvre for obtaining the Category D Permit


Experience required: having taken our introductory course in sailing (or equivalent)


Equipment needed: non-markingtrainers (sneakers).

Depending on the weather: warm clothing, rainwear, hat and sunglasses...

Private sailing lessons - 90 CHF /hour


"à la carte" lessons
- 1 person - Frs 90 / hour

- 2 persons (or more) - Frs 110 / hour

1 class = 2 hours


Programmes for all levels :
  • Beginners
  • Advanced
  • Permit D preparation 
  • Navigation with spinnaker


April to October - By appointment only - 7/7


Les Mousses du p'tit lac - 480.- CHF ou 440.- CHF if grouped registration

Initiation to navigation for children from 8 to 13 years old

  • 5 days course, from Monday to Friday
  • From 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Courses are held with a minimum of 4 participants

Instructors : Alice Sauthier & Jean-Pierre Salvaña


Boat: "SURPRISE" -7.65 m x 2.48 m - 1 250 kg - sail area 26 m²