Club Specialty Courses

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We also offer a number of specialty courses to members, including two day courses which are structured to develop skills in particular areas enabling a student to progress at a rate which suits them.

The price includes the yacht and instructor, but not food, fuel or mooring fees which are shared with the crew.

Milebuilder

This is an intensive 4 day course where the crew decides where to go, plan the passage and take us there! For increasing mile & gaining valuable offshore experience.

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Day Skipper Skills

This course is ideal for anyone planning to charter our yachts or hasn’t sailed for a while or would like to refresh their knowledge and brush up on some skills.

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Yachtmaster Skills

Led by a club Yachtmaster Instructor this course is aimed at Day & Coastal Skippers who are looking to increase their knowledge and experience.

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Close Quarter Boat Handling (CQBH)

This is a two day intensive course designed to complement the Day Skipper Course, allowing you to build your confidence and gain experience around marinas and close quarter situations.

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Women On Water

These courses are suited to women of all ages who are interested in sailing, whether or not you have any previous experience.

All are welcome, some members are starting from scratch, while others are seeking to develop existing skills and the course can be joined either as an individual or with a group of friends.

The course is planned to give you as much fun and enjoyment as possible. Our RYA qualified club skippers will guide you through “man” overboard drills, safety, boat handling and tying the essential knots.

We will always endeavour to have a female club skipper, but instructors can be either male or female.

RYA Competent Crew Course – Ladies Course

This course, introduces the absolute beginner to sailing who will learn the fundamentals of sailing and becoming a useful crewmember on any yacht.

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RYA Day Skipper Course – Ladies Course

A 5-day course in which you will learn to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.
This is the minimum requirement to charter one of the club yachts.

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Medical and Dietary Declaration

Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.

If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.

By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.

I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.

I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.