Sailing Team Building Experience

SAILING Cruise School


Welcome to the Marola! You dream of skiing and taking your family on a cruise…
Riviera Sailing Events’ instructors teach you sailing according to your expectations and your objective of progress.
Each training course guarantees you a certified pedagogical approach including: theory; sailing practice followed by debriefing.

Depending on the training chosen, teaching is provided from 9am to 5pm at the Port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
If you wish to pass your federal levels to improve and access your autonomy, it is necessary to have a FFV license. We are authorized to deliver it

Technical levels sheet

French Sailing Federation on habitable supports

Sailing on a chosen route under the supervision of an instructor/Team-Head.


Technique: Advance under sail and steer using the bar :

– Prepare for the start, sailing or motor
– Fill the sail to move forward
– Use the sail to slow down
– Use the bar to steer
– Use the bar to change tack
– Use the bar to slow down
– Move to change sides without compromising the manoeuvre

Safety: Follow the instructions of the monitor/chef de bord :

– Get equipped with the proposed equipment
– Stay attentive to safety advice
– Preparing for towing
– Learn how to use the winches safely
– Learn how to move on the boat keeping the balance

Sea-Environment Sense: Respect the environment :

– On the beach or at a stop on the water, know where the wind comes from
– Make two sea knots
– Bringing garbage ashore
– Identify and report polluting or dangerous objects
– Comply with the instructions for preserving the environments encountered
– Reach any point on the water, on a route chosen and supervised by the instructor/chef.

Reach any point on the water, on a route chosen and supervised by the instructor/Team Leader.


Technique: Sailing at all speeds :

– Adapt the sail opening to the speed
– Loosen or tilt the sail to compensate for an imbalance in the boat
– Adjust the trajectory to a given sail opening
– Keep the planned itinerary
– Choose trajectories that allow you to win upwind or downwind
– Turn around and gybe without stopping
– Follow a course or alignment
– Locate yourself approximately on a map, making the link with the landscape

Safety : Know and comply with basic safety procedures and procedures :

– Gathering (in a wing)
– Report your difficulties
– Cope with common safety manoeuvres in specific designed conditions (capping, quick stop, reefing, etc.)
– Reconize potential issues on the proposed route
– Engage in exit and entry manoeuvres at the harbour

Marine sense – environment: Perceive the elements of the environment that directly influence his or her practice :

– Know the dynamics of tides, or possible water movements
– Assess wind strength and sea condition
– Locate your starting area
– Know the most common natural species found on the water bodyer body

Teammate: Evolve freely in a supervised navigation area.


Technique: Control the driving at all speeds, including in overpower :

– Keep the balance of the boat by using the sail (upwind)
– Keep the balance of the boat by using the helm (downwind)
– Think of the intinerary to follow and the speeds to take to reach a given waypoint of the water body
– Identify your sailing style
– Know and perform the tasks of each position when manoeuvring
– Create and adapt the sail surface (sail change, reefing) and adjust the volume of the sails to static (low heel, Cunningham, edge, battens)
– Develop and follow a route within a defined area


Safety : Ensure your safety under normal navigation conditions :

– Assess the requirements of a navigation situation
– Take part in the selection of a program or navigation area
– Manage common safety manoeuvres (man overboard, departure and arrival in
Difficult conditions, quick stop, reverse…)
– Monitor the condition of the boat
– Know the location and use of on-board safety equipment


Marine sense – environment : Knowing the elements of the environment to anticipate the conditions of its practice and safety :

– Know the fundamentals of seamanship in order to ensure makeshift repairs
– Identify existing current and their orientation
– Know the main rules of the road to avoid collisions
– Know the main regulations related to practice sites
– Respect other users of the navigation area
– Know the protected natural species of the practice site

QUARTER LEADER: Sailing independently and choosing your practice area


Technique : Control the settings and driving, to facilitate piloting in different wind and sea conditions :

– Adapt the settings according to the speed and wind and sea conditions to facilitate piloting
– Turn around and gybe with control of the exit angle (close, drop, tailwind)
– Reach a point on the water body without unnecessarily increasing the road (notion of a frame)
– Occupy each position during manoeuvres in coordination with the rest of the crew
– Coordinate steering and listening actions to balance the boat without changing speed
– Know how to be permanently located on the map and on the water

Safety : Master procedures to limit risks in the event of unusual situations (damage; strong wind, calm, etc.) :

– Be familiar with alert and reporting procedures
– Choose from the available equipment the one adapted to your level and conditions

Marine sense – environment : Design a navigation program according to the site and changes in the context :

– Choose a navigation area according to the dangers and weather information available, allowing an easy return, including in case of deteriorating conditions.
– Knowing where you are on the water.
– Participate in collective tasks.
– Know the rules of access and preservation of natural sites.

COOKER: Sailing efficiently and responsibly


Technique : use the variables of the environment and the characteristics of the boat to optimize its performance :

– Coordinate bar-listening-move actions to optimize speed
– Constantly adapt settings and driving according to the speed and variations of wind and sea, to optimize speed
– Coordinate barre-listen-displacement actions to optimize windward or leeward gain
– Increase windward or leeward gain during turns or gybes, by adapting manoeuvres to wind and sea conditions
– Manage and coordinate the crew during the various manoeuvres
– Choose the trajectory towards the objective (adonnantes / refusantes)
– Identify areas of wind and current that are potentially more or less strong
– Master the use of different navigation techniques (GPS, estimation, bearings, piloting…) day and night

Security : Evolve safely over a period of time and in extended perimeters :

– Towing a boat (sailing or motorized)
– Relate the landscape encountered with the marine map
– Define and criticize your path, maintain an esteem
– Maintain the condition of the boat

Marine sense – environment : take responsibility for the environment and other practitioners :

– Present weather information useful for defining the navigation program.
– Identify the main phenomena that can cause wind conditions to vary within three hours.
– Organize collective tasks / manage a crew.
– Sailing in a group of solidarity practitioners.
– Ensure compliance with the rules for the preservation of natural species.
– Know the main elements of the site’s maritime, lake or river heritage.
– Know the trades related to the environment.


Get the best out of your navigation

first-hand pack

. You haven’t sailed in a long time
. You don’t dare to go out alone or simply want to maintain or refresh your knowledge
. This session is a great help to get started with your boat.
. It will also allow you to identify your needs for additional training.

This session will allow you to :

– find out the essentials of successful solo or crewed driving to make sure you will enjoy outings at the sea with your family and friends in all security.
– reconize the minimum skills required to skipper your boat during coastal navigation under normal sailing conditions.

Thanks to the FFV Sailing Boat Coach, who will be next to you on board your boat, you will be able to discuss all the points you are interested to develop: driving, piloting, manoeuvring, navigation, docking, anchoring… and plan with him a tailor made program. Your family and friends can also join you in the experience.

Manoeuvring / driving

. You experience the manoeuvres on your sailboat as delicate moments, which often generate a certain amount of stress for your crew. You lack experience or find some sailing manoeuvres difficult to perform.
. You practice regularly but want to gain autonomy and efficiency in different positions.
. You don’t often use your downwind sails, which are essential in light airs, you find them complicated and tedious to implement.


These sessions will allow you to :

– identify the essentials of successful solo or crewed driving.
– Organize your crew.
– Succeed in your manoeuvres even with a small crew.
– Securely moor at the dock, on the pontoon-bridge, on a pendulum.
– Improve the speed and comfort of your sailboat.


. You would like to improve your navigation skills.
. You would like to discover new bodies of water.
. You sail regularly during the day and are tempted by night sailing.
. You would like to use your smartphone or tablet to plan your navigation.

These sessions will allow you to :

– Analyze the water body and its current characteristics.
– Prepare and monitor your navigation using traditional tools: nautical chart, bearing compass, sailing instructions….
-Learn to use your instruments and familiarize yourself with the most commonly used electronic equipment in recreational boating.
– Improve your knowledge and develop your seafarer reflexes, lift your apprehensions to widen your perimeter of navigation.
– Switch from daytime cabotage to night-time navigation (tricks, navigation, regulations, etc.).
– Learning/improving computer-assisted navigation.


. You want to have a safety equipment that is both regulatory and adapted to your program.
. You would like to complete the mandatory arming of a few elements recommended by experts and benefit from advice adapted to your boat and your navigation project.
. You are planning to sail in a new navigation basin and you would like to know its particularities and anticipate its possible dangers.
. You want to know the steps of a good preparation of your boat and your trip.
. You have been in a bad position with your boat on occasion, and you would like to know how to react.

These sessions will allow you to :

– Design your checklist like that of an airplane pilot.
– Manage the risk of man overboard, prepare for it and train to react quickly and well.
– Check and adapt your boat’s safety equipment.
– Recognize and anticipate weather phenomena.
– Know how to react in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

life aboard

. You want to master the procedures to take a sailboat in hand and avoid unpleasant surprises.
. You want your navigation project to also adapt to the expectations and characteristics of your crew.
. You are concerned about integrating into the environment and the seafaring community.
. You want to anticipate the small problems that can spoil the cruise.

These sessions will allow you to :

– Know how to limit your ecological footprint and become an eco-pleasure boater.
– Master the fundamentals of etiquette and courtesy at sea.
– Prepare your navigation, from logistics to the choice of stopovers, including refuelling and on-board pharmacy…


. You would more like to anticipate its maintenance needs.
. You use professionals, but you would like to better control the regular and occasional expenses for the operation of your boat.
. You would like to perform some of the maintenance tasks yourself to limit these costs.

These sessions will allow you to :

– Check the on-board equipment and fittings of your boat…
– Carry out routine mechanical maintenance of your boat ( “outboard” and “inboard” motors).
– Carry out basic repairs to the on-board equipment, hull and deck (composite, wooden and deck fittings).
– Supervise the wintering of your boat and the annual maintenance of its equipment.
– Install new equipment on your boat.