Family Camp

Fun and learning for you and your family. Want to spend the ideal weekend with fun and learning for you and your family? Welcome to our Family Camp and get yourself an exhilarating hobby for life! At the camp, we will teach each member of the family how to sail our different boats. Usually conducted around Diwali or Christmas or over a long weekend, the camps are timed such that they coincide with public holidays.

We will put you up at hotels or bungalows in the vicinity but the better part of your day will be spent at our center on the beach. Yachts, dinghies, kayaks and windsurfers..we have them all on offer for you.  Give yourselves an inimitable, high energy experience which will get you quite rejuvenated and leave you with boating skills for life. Each member of the family will be taken through the different boating experiences so that while one parent learns to kayak, the other learns to windsurf and the kids learn to dinghy sail. All this under the guidance of our expert skippers who will ensure your complete safety.
And in case you think you have to be a swimmer to involve yourself in our camps..worry not! Every participant wears a life jacket and the camps are conducted under the safest conditions. So just call us for your getaway on the waves!

Take a look at December 26-28, 2012 Family Camp write up and photos

May 9-11, 2014 Camp Course Details

  • Course Details: Aquasail conducts different courses for different age groups. Depending on the group profile we will recommend the right course for you. Typically you can choose between learning to sail a keelboat, learning to dinghy sail or windsurf. We also do have courses in Powerboating and multi hull endorsements. Courses range from basic for beginners to advanced and racing courses.
  • AccomodationWe will put you up at hotels or bungalows in the vicinity but the better part of your day will be spent at our center on the beach. The hotel cost will be an additional Rs. 5000/-per person (optional). We will recommend a hotel and assist with the bookings (Current rates) since we have a tie up with hotels and get discounted rates.
  • Day Trips: Guest will take 8.15 am ferry from Gateway of India to Mandwa and return by 6.45 pm ferry from Mandwa to Gateway of India.
  • Course Length: 3 days
  • Eligibility & ConditionsKeel boat is subject to 3 persons signing on.
    Dinghy sailing for kids below 16 years.
    Windsurfing for kids and adults above 13 years.
    Multi-hull endorsement for those with some sailing experience.
    Power boating is subject to 3 persons signing on.
  • Location: Mandwa Beach (Alibaug)
    Aquasail Training Center (Located within the Mumbai harbour)
    Mandwa is a beautiful, serene beach located 1 hour by ferry from the Gateway of India or 20 minutes by speedboat. When the sky is clear the enchanting view across the bay till the Gateway of India cannot be expressed in words. It is a joy to the mind and a feast for the eyes. The Mandwa village has a charm and beauty of its own.
  • Equipment: Beneteau 7.5 keelboats, Hobie 15 multihull, Laser Pico dinghy, Starboard windsurfer... These are all best-in-class equipment.
  • Course includes: The course is a completely hands on course and all teaching will occur on and with the boats. These practical sessions will ensure that you learn confidently and get maximum time on the water. The course will include theory, rigging, boat maintenance and safety. Training material is provided. The course is based on international standards - Shakeel Kudrolli, MD of Aquasail who has won for India at the Enterprise World Championships and also coached the Junior Squad that won the Gold at the Junior Cadet World Championships has structured the course
  • Course outcome: Depending on the course you select you will be able to independently and confidently sail/ windsurf/ dinghy sail.
  • Other activities: The 3 days are full of activities and will give participants a fantastic exposure to many dimensions of sailing. While you will be able to LEARN the basics and gain a certificate in one select type of course you can try your hand and enjoy other water activities ranging from kayaking and windsurfing, to fun dinghy sailing and trapezing in the Hobie Cat. Fun group activities are organized and the days are filled with excitement.
  • Instructors: All instructors Are highly qualified and with many years of relevant sailing and teaching experience. They are from diverse international backgrounds with many years of instructor experience in the relevant course.
  • Transportation: Transportation by ferry to Mandwa and back, is included in the above mentioned cost.
  • Meals: Buffet breakfast, Lunch and high-tea.
  • Safety: If you think you have to be a swimmer to involve yourself in our camps, worry not! Every participant wears a life jacket and the camps are conducted under the safest conditions. Safety is of paramount importance and EVERYONE will have to wear lifejackets and follow all rules. We have a full rescue team out on the water to ensure a completely safe experience. Our team has many decades of experience coaching and taking people out sailing. They are all highly trained in first aid and relevant procedures.

 

Prices for Family Camp April 18th-20th 2014

Course

Course outcome - Aquasail certification

The boat

Ideal age group

Course fee

Learn to Dinghy Sail 
(beginner)

·  Learn end-to-end boat preparation

·  Learn the knots and sailing terminology

·  Rig and capsize the boat.

·  Steer and tack the boat.

Laser Pico

7-15 yrs

Rs. 20,000/-

Learn to Dinghy Sail 
(advanced)

·  Confidently helm a dinghy alone within beach limits.

·  Launch and recover without assistance.

·  Safety and seamanship skills.

·  Steer and tack the boat.

Laser Pico

7-15 yrs

Rs. 20,000/-

Learn to Wind Surf 
(beginer)

·  Introduce the kit, secure position, self rescue.

·  Confidently and independently windsurf within beach limits.

·  Elementary windsurfing skills.

·  Board preparation and safety procedures.

Starboard boards 
and Neil Pryde rigs

13 yrs and above.

Rs. 20,000/-

Learn to Wind Surf 
(advanced)

·  Confidently and independently windsurf within beach limits.

·  Launch and recover without assistance.

·  Elementary windsurfing skills.

·  Board preparation and safety procedures.

Starboard boards 
and Neil Pryde rigs

13 yrs and above.

Rs. 20,000/-

Learn to Sail 
(Keel boat)

·  Confidently and independently manage a Keel boat within harbor limits.

·  Basic Sailing skills.

·  Learn Safety and seamanship skills. 
Minimum three students required for the Keel boat/ powerboat to make 
the course available. 
Optional: Additional Rs.4000 to be paid for an extra session in Mumbai 
one week later.

Beneteau 7.5 yacht

18 yrs and above.

Rs. 28,000/-
(This course's 
regular price is 
42,000/-)

Learn to 
multi-hull

This is an endorsement course and 
recommended only after you have done an advanced sailing course

Hobie Cat or similar

15 yrs and above.

Rs. 20,000/

Learn to 
Powerboat

·  Competency to handle a powerboat within harbour limits.

·  Use of safety equipment.

·  Engine maintenance checks and repairs.

·  International rules and regulations. 
Optional: Additional Rs.4000 to be paid for an extra session in Mumbai 
one week later.

Flyer 650 
with 150 HP Outboard

18 yrs and above.

Rs. 20,000/-

 

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