RYA Sailing Courses

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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.

Beginners

RYA Start Yachting Course

A short two-day beginners’ introduction to sail cruising and requires no previous sailing experience.

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Practical

 

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online

Basic online course covering navigation and safety aimed at users small boats and powerboats

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Online Study

 

RYA Competent Crew

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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Practical

 

RYA Day Skipper Theory

An introductory course covering basic navigation, metrology and safety on the water. Essential to members who wish to complete the Day Skipper Practical Course.

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Theory

 

RYA Day Skipper Practical

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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Practical

Intermediate

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory

Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.

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Theory

 

RYA Coastal Skipper

Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with more advanced knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by day and night.

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Practical

 

RYA Coastal Skipper Prep & MCA / RYA Exam

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.

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Theory Exam

Advanced

RYA Yachtmaster Prep & MCA / RYA Exam

Providing experienced yachtsmen & women with advanced knowledge of sailing and navigation, wishing to undertake offshore passages during which the yacht is no more than 150 miles from harbour.

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Practical & Exam

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.