Philippe Facque: a certain idea sense of the sea...

“When creating the Centre de Formation à la Croisière (Cruise Training Centre) over 35 years ago, my main aim was to communicate my passion to others. Even now, this motivation remains the same. Today, an entire team has joined me, guided by the same objectives and the same priorities: Safety – Rigour – Competence.”


An A la carte beginners’ or improvement package. The CFC offers you 5 half-day training sessions: beginners’ sessions in the morning or improvement sessions in the afternoon. 

Contents: manoeuvring under sail and under power, safety, navigation.


These sessions are designed for people with a little experience of cruising or dinghy sailing. 

Contents: helming, manoeuvring and trimming the boat on every point of sail, manoeuvres and sailing under spinnaker, navigation, pilotage, sea safety, weather, life aboard. 

Objective: competent crew level


This training session is aimed at those who have a good understanding of coastal sailing. 

Contents: manoeuvring, dead reckoning, safety, weather monitoring, pilotage, night sailing, decision-making skills.

Objective: mate or skipper level when coastal sailing.


A session designed for people keen to revise and improve their skills before chartering a boat.

Contents: close-quarters manœuvres, manœuvring under sail in shorthanded configuration, passage planning, use of electronics, night sailing, preparation of the boat and cruising skills. 

Following this training session, the C.F.C will offer you a 15% reduction on a 7-day charter on the dates of your choice (except during a Special Rate Week).