Hwasun Beach near Sanbangsan Area has gained more fame lately thanks to the Yacht school which moved in 2 years ago. Originally placed in the northeast coast,  Gimnyeong Yacht School moved to Hwasun to find more suitable condition for driving a yacht. With picturesque surrounding environment and adequate power of wind, Hwasun Beach couldn’t have been more attractive place to drive a yacht. I volunteered to be a TA in the school and got the chance to participate in the yacht school program. Otherwise, cost for renting a yacht is $100 for 30 minutes and kayak is $20 for an hour. Therefore volunteering for TA was only way to drive a yacht cheaply.

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Olleh Trail near Hwasun
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Premium Y-Resort with great view of Hwasun Beach. $300/night
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Joyful Cafe & GH next to the Hwasun Beach. $20/night
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Hwasun Beach on a cloudy day.
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Tourists on a Hwasun Beach

Tourists are usually not allowed to participate in the Yacht School Program, so one has to rent a boat from a lender for a very short time and experience it. To drive the yacht, people had to make reservations in advance. These students came here in dozens with the professor. To work as a TA, I had to ask the coach in person. The Yacht School Program lasted 3 days.

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College students preparing to drive boats. Getaway boat in the middle.
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Students following instructions given by the coach
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Students put their own yacht in the sea just before departing
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Students could choose among Dinghy, Kayak and Getaway Boat.
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Time to sail!
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Sanbangsan and the Dinghy
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Four dinghy boats. Getaway boat and Kayak not spotted in the photo.
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Sailing!
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Great view of Sanbangsan
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Student on a Dinghy
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Students exercising how to get on a lifeboat in case of emergency
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Students getting on a lifeboat
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Yachts available for renting. Dinghy, Getaway, Water Tricycle (Not fun)

As a whole, experiencing yacht school as a TA was fun and exciting. Piloting a yacht was more fun depending on a gust. It was also same for getaway boat. Water-skiing needed lots experience beforehand, so most of the students failed to do it properly. As a tourist, driving a yacht yourself or being on a yacht would be an unique event for your trip in Jeju. So contact me @facebook or visit Hwasun Beach yourself!

Written by Allaboutjeju

AllaboutJeju.com aims to provide information for the people traveling to Jeju Island of Korea, especially backpackers. Traveling this beautiful island without a car or a tour guide can be challenging for any foreigners, but your trip filled with unique local experiences will be priceless. With the help of AllaboutJeju.com, make your very personal journey even more special.

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