RYA Practical Courses come in five levels. You don’t need to start at the beginning if you already have some experience. 

Call the clubline on 0208 643 4292, and can talk you through the most appropriate options for you.  

For more detail on progressing through the Theory and Practical courses, check out the RYA Route Map by opening the Online Brochure for Practical and Shorebased Training and turning to page 2.

RYA Start Yachting only £159

The two day RYA Start Yachting is an introductory course to sailing for complete beginners.

It’s a great course to establish whether or not you wish to take up the pastime without investing too much time and money.

By the end of the course participants will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety onboard.

If you wish to continue further into the RYA Sail Cruising Scheme then you can join the 3 day RYA Competent Crew course to receive your competent crew certificate.

11th – 13th May 2018

 

RYA Competent Crew only £410

This RYA Competent crew sailing course is a five day and night on board experience. It’s an introduction for the complete novice to cruising under sail and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to RYA Competent crew level.

This superb course is designed to make you a useful crew member onboard a cruising yacht and a valuable addition for any skipper.

 
 
 

2nd – 7th April 2017
23rd – 28th April 2017
7th -12th May 2017
21st – 26th May 2017
4th – 9th June 2017 (Ladies Only)
18th – 23rd June 2017
16th – 21st July 2017 
10th – 15th September 2017 
8th – 13rd October 2017

 

RYA Competent Crew (3 Day) only £269

This three day Competent Crew course is a follow up to the Start Yachting course. 

Upon successful completion the student will be awarded the RYA Competent crew certificate.

13th – 16th June 2017

 

RYA Day Skipper  only £410

The RYA Day Skipper course is a five day and night on board experience to teach pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling. 

On successful completion the student should have the knowledge and skills to act as skipper of a small yacht  in familiar waters during daylight hours.

You can charter one of the club yachts with this qualification.

 
 
 
 

   23rd – 27th April 2018
 14th – 18th May 2018
 21st -28th May 2018
 4th – 8th June 2018
 25th – 29th June 2018 (Ladies Only)
 2nd – 6th July 2018
16th – 20st July 2018 
6th – 10th August 2018 
10th – 14th September 2018

 

 RYA Coastal Skipper (non-assessed) Only     £410

 

This course is not for the beginner.  The Coastal Skipper course is an advanced five day and night on board intensive course.  

The aim is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on longer coastal passages by day and night.

This course is without the pressure of an RYA Examination at the end.

 

 

 

24th to 28th September 2018

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RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Exam Prep only £475

 

This is an advanced seven day on board intensive course. The aim is to teach the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on longer coastal passages by day and night.

It covers all aspects of skippering but focusses on the close quarters boat handling and precise night time pilotage.

This is designed to prepare you for examination by an independent RYA examiner for the award of a DoT certificate for Yachtmaster Coastal.

 

 

1st to 7th October 2018

 

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Exam Prep only £475

This is an advanced seven day on board intensive course. The aim is to hone the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal and offshore passages by day and night.

This is designed to prepare you for examination by an independent RYA examiner for the award of a DoT certificate for Yachtmaster Offshore.

It is recommended that you seek the advice of a club instructor before undertaking this course.

 

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1st to 7th October 2018

 

RYA Course – Price Comparison 2018

There is often discussion from members regarding our course rates and we are ever mindful that we should keep our prices at an advantageous rate for members.

To demonstrate this and to keep you fully informed, the following are some examples of Day Skipper Practical prices which we regularly monitor to ensure our competitiveness.

It is often difficult to make direct comparisons as many companies charge for such things as wet weather gear, moorings or food. Others will run courses with 5 students.

Our courses are always limited to 4 students to maximise the learning potential. The following is based on a 5 day course.

CompanyPrice (£)Extras Charged
MPSC410None - All Included
BOSS565Waterproofs
Sunsail559Marina Fees
Waterproofs
Hamble School of Yachting510 - 540None
Ambition515 - 535Waterproofs
Cornish Cruising525None
Sailing Logic549None
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