Danish International Sailing School – DISS – specializes in sailing courses in the warmer Mediterranean climates, where the majority of our courses are based at Palma de Mallorca.
We provide professional training and intensive sailing courses, for those wishing to achieve The Certificate of Proficiency in yachting (Duelighedsbevis i sejlads for fritidssejlere). If you already have The Certificate of Proficiency in yachting, or a Yacht Skipper qualification, then there is also the opportunity to attend one of our courses with special skipper training / experience in mind.
Henrik Sunekær & Lars Jonasson
A bit about us and why
We are experienced international instructors and have conducted courses in navigation, motor / power boating and the art of sailing, for many years – both at home and abroad.
Well, for the last twenty years or so, we have found that many people want to learn how to sail, perhaps even buy a boat, but have trouble finding the time to attend lessons at a sailing club or where the course can take a couple of seasons – The Danish weather can also be a reason why you want a sailing course in warmer latitudes. So we provide theoretical and practical training there where you are going to use it. On The Boat – It’s a real hands on experience “live aboard”!
During the week we alternate between theoretical assignments and practical exercises (Learning by doing), and you receive an out of the ordinary tutorial experience as we sail around and visit harbours and small bays in the waters of Mallorca
Experience has shown that our live aboard courses work, so that after a week you are ready to take your exam in accordance with the rules of the Danish Maritime Authority.
In late September 2019, my boyfriend and I attended a sailing course at Mallorca. We had been invited to a meeting about all the practicalities a week before departure, so we felt well equipped for the trip. Already here we were greeted by two gentlemen with big smiles, a lot of cock-and-bull stories and rich in experience with sailing. After arrival and all week Henrik and Jonas are present and helpful at all times. My boyfriend and I were course members on the boat with Jonas as the instructor. Jonas is present 24/7, he is helpful, and he modifies his teaching so that everyone understands. Jonas is forthcoming and really radiates experience which creates lots of security and the opportunity to question many things. Jonas guides us to make the trip as comfortable as possible while entertaining with a lot of cock-and-bull stories. Jonas manages to make memorization fun and to explain theory and praxis in a natural and understandable way. Mallorca was a perfect destination for the certificate, together with light blue water and blue skies it was a real pleasure to learn. I can only give my warmest recommendations, if you wish to learn to sail.