Sailing Itinerary (Langkawi-Phuket)

Day One

Arrive at Langkawi Sailing School meeting point as per your joining Instructions. You are met by your Instructor and directed to the yacht. Settle on board un-pack, welcome onboard brief, including fire safety, use of heads, cabin lights and fans, fresh water system, how to make a cup of tea/coffee!! Freshen up then off for a cool drink and bite to eat in the local restaurants and get to know the rest of the crew.

Day Two

Breakfast is followed by a Safety Briefing. This will introduce you to the Yachts Safety Equipment, where it is, what it's for and how to use it. This will normally be carried out by one of our trainee Skippers familiar with the boat. Instructor clears out Customs and Immigration. Then it's prep for sea and the voyage ahead. Once the Yacht and Crew are ready it's time for your first challenge, getting out from the dock.
Your Instructor will explain the "ropes" and then give everyone a chance to practice coming in and out of the Marina. We call this "Bumps and Grinds".
Then its "Off on another Adventure". We set sail for our first set of Tropical Islands. On Route the Instructor will explain how to put the sails up and how they work. Practice Tacking, Gybing, steering, plotting our position and keeping lookout. Who will be first to spot our destination on the horizon? Then it's all hands on deck to prepare for our arrival. The Skipper will prepare the Pilotage; decide when to lower the sails and where to moor. Anchor down, Boat put to bed, and off in the dinghy to explore, and sample the delights of our first Thai Island Paradise. (Ko Lipe)

Day Three

Pre-dawn start!!!! Prep for Sea, Anchor up, and away, night pilotage out from the Islands then settle into the routine of passage making. Sunrise at sea followed by a hearty breakfast. Take turns at steering, plotting position, and keeping watch. While the Skipper organizes the Navigation the crew relaxes and spot for dolphins, flying fish and Thai fishing boats. Ko Rok Nok appears on the horizon and before we know it we have arrived.
Practice picking up a mooring buoy, Man overboard before mooring up for the night. Have a refreshing swim or snorkel in the clear water, swim to the beach to explore. Watch the sunset with a sundowner before dining onboard under the stars.

 

Ko Lipe

Day Four

Anchor up at first light, sails up and set sail to one of the top snorkeling sights in the area nicknamed "floating Island". Moor for a swim and lunch. Check out the tropical fish and rock formations. After a brief rest set sail for the famous Phi Phi Islands well known as one of Thailand's most visited Islands and the filming of the Hollywood film "The Beach". Moor in the bay and then off ashore to explore the buzzing nightlife of Phi Phi's shops, bars and restaurants.

Day Five

Set sail for Ao Chalong the Southern Bay on Phuket Island. Practice tacking in and out among the moored boats and buoys Anchor in the busy harbor and go ashore to check in with Customs and Immigration. Spend the evening ashore Thai style.

Day Six

Sail up the East Coast of Phuket towards one of the Wonders of the World. Phang Nga Bay with its stunning rock formations and dozens of Islands and rocks. Practice Pilotage between these rocks and reefs. Learn all about, transits and clearing bearings. More practice of Man Overboard situation before entering the channel to Yacht Haven our final destination. Time for de-briefs issue of Certificates and clean up. Then its farewell and bon voyage until the next time!! Time to reflect on the good friends you have made, what you have learnt, and when you can arrange to come back for another Adventure. The Course will will finish by 1800hrs.

This is an example of one of our Langkawi to Phuket Sailing Courses. There are dozens of Islands to visit on this route. The actual itinerary will be selected by your Instructor dependent on weather and tides.

This is a one way trip. It involves clearing Customs and Immigration of Malaysia on departure and Thailand on arrival. Onward travel must be arranged prior to departure

 

updated Aug 2016