Mile Building

Tailor made training on chartered boats or your own boat

Ideal for students wishing to gain sea miles, perhaps you have completed your RYA Competent Crew or RYA Day Skipper course and would like to gain more experience and build more miles before progressing to the next level.

This is also popular with experienced sailors looking to achieve the qualifying passages required for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or RYA Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.

Tailor Made Training.
At Howellsail we also recognise that everyone is an individual with differing needs, and can provide `tailor made` training. Utilising our associate sail training establishments in the UK and Mediterranean we are able to provide that all round experience with different sailing areas, different yachts, different crews, and even some dinghy sailing to develop those sailing skills.


Please call us on +44 (0)1924 848558 or +44 (0)7764 603000 to discuss your ambitions and individual training requirements


Frequent Mile Building locations

Our flexible approach of working in conjunction with boat owners and associate sailing schools, means that Howellsail have previously and can deliver cost-effective tailor-made Yachtmaster Preparation sailing courses anywhere in the world. Please contact us we will be very happy to discuss your needs.

Sailing tuition and charters in Gibraltar


Sail in a warm climate to 2 continents, 3 countries, all in 5 days! A fantastic learning environment with tides, shipping & good winds in an international setting of Gibraltar, Spain & Africa. Learn the customs & immigration procedures for entering foreign ports. Cheap flights available from UK. All courses & charters run in conjunction with Allabroad Yachting, Gibraltar.

Canary Islands

Enjoy a circumnavigation of Tenerife or Gran Canaria, or sailing between the islands on slightly longer passages. With all year round weather a great opportunity to gain some mile building experience & sample some of the smaller islands such as La Gomera etc. Tenerife & Gran Canaria bases available in conjunction with Club Yachting & Aistrac.

Sailing tuition and charters in Menorca


A summer destination ideal for holiday charters & RYA practical courses. Richard Howell has been Chief Instructor at Menorca Cruising & has intimate knowledge of the island. Enjoy 5 or 7 day voyages in the sunshine, also an ideal base for extended cruising around the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Ibiza, & Formentera.

The Solent

The sailing mecca of the UK & an ideal learning environment closer to home. With Portsmouth, Southampton, Cowes, Yarmouth, Chichester all close to hand & Poole & Weymouth both within a day sail, it is an ideal area to undergo training. Also our starting point for Cross Channel cruises to France & the Channel Islands. 

The Caribbean & British Virgin Islands

A host of departure points available in the warm crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. With St Vincent & the Grenadines becoming increasingly popular, why not cruise with us & visit Mustique, Bequia, Union Islands, Tobago Keys, Grenada etc.

Peter had completed his RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course and wished to relocate his yacht from the UK to Corfu, and in the process gain the mileage, skills and experience necessary to undertake the Yachtmaster qualification. We arranged suitable crew for the delivery and provided appropriate training and tuition. On arrival in Corfu Peter had accrued an additional 3,000 miles and successfully completed his Yachtmaster Exam later in the year.

Ready to get going?

For a competitive price based upon location & availability, please email or call us on +44 (0)1924 848558 or +44 (0)7764 603000