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To use the learn to sail training ladder simply use the table below to establish your existing knowledge to determine which sailing course is best for you.
A short two-day beginners’ introduction to sail cruising and requires no previous sailing experience.
This course, introduces the absolute beginner to sailing who will learn the fundamentals of sailing and becoming a useful crew member on any yacht. This course should not be underestimated in its importance, even if you have been on a few yachts previously we would highly recommend any member makes this their first port of call prior to any Day Skipper course.
An introductory course covering basic navigation, metrology and safety on the water. Essential to members who wish to complete the Day Skipper Practical Course.
A 5-day course in which you will learn to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. Please ensure you are confident you are at the level of a good Competent Crew member before considering this course.
This is the minimum requirement to charter one of the club yachts.
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with more advanced knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night. It is essential this course is completed prior to considering any Yachtmaster Practical course.
Has the knowledge and experience to skipper a yacht on coastal passages, but does not necessarily have the experience needed to undertake longer offshore passages.
Providing experienced yachtsmen & women with advanced knowledge of sailing and navigation, wishing to undertake offshore passages during which the yacht is no more than 60 miles from harbour.
Practical & Exam
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.