Our courses afloat are complemented by our programme of Theory Courses. We offer a wide range of courses delivered in intensive five days to weekend and evening courses. 

These are held either in central London or in our classrooms at the Broadway base in Hamble. 

For more detail on progressing through the Theory and Practical courses, check out the RYA Route Map by opening the online brochure for shorebased training and turning to page 2.

A summary of the course content together with available dates is shown below.

If you are unsure of which course is suitable for you, please call our clubline for advice on 07920-799270.

One Day Navigation Course – NEW for 2018!!


This bespoke Day Skipper plus course is designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge outside of the Solent.

This theory workshop covers pilotage and cross channel navigation. 

The course is being held at Imber Court & spaces are limited, so please book early.

Saturday 3rd March 2018

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course

The RYA Day Skipper Course is an elementary course that covers basic seamanship, navigation and meteorology and is suitable for beginners and students with little or no experience. 

Unless you have extensive experience, we recommend that you complete this course prior to taking the RYA Day Skipper Practical Course

If your unsure, please call us on the club line for a chat.

We run the course in three formats:

Evening Classes

We’ve not managed to get sufficient support for our evening classes this year so they will be postponed till  autumn 2017.  They consist of twelve Tuesday evenings, (1830-2100) and one full weekend session,  ending in mid December.

2018 dates will be published later in the year

Weekend Course

We currently have no weekend courses planned for 2017.  If you are interested in this format then please contact us to express your interest and we will arrange dates if there is the demand.

Intensive 6 Day Courses    £295 – INCLUDES ONE DAY SAILING !!

Our intensive six day course is a residential course that is held in our new classroom facility at the Broadway base in Hamble. The price includes accommodation and the last day includes 1 day sailing with your instructor on the Friday.                                                                                

Saturday 7th April till Friday 13th April 2018

Saturday 19th May till Friday 25th May 2018

Saturday 13th October till Friday 19th October 2018


RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Theory Course

This is a more advanced course in navigation and meteorology, suitable for students who have already completed the Day Skipper shorebased course, or who have a background of cruising or offshore racing experience.

We recommend that you complete this course before taking the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Course.

This course is definitely not suitable for beginners.

Weekend Course £299

We have one course planned for 2018, at Imber Court, East Molesey. 

The course is from 0900 – 1700 each day.     Full training packs are provided.

You have to attend all the dates to complete the course.  

Imber Court (£299)

26th – 28th January 2018

10th – 11th February 2018

24th – 25th February 2018



RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course 

This is a course in astro navigation and world wide meteorology.

A knowledge of terrestrial navigation and basic meteorology up to the standard of the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster shorebased course is assumed.

2018 course dates await

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact us on the club line.



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