Sail Yachts

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Sail (Yachts)

RYA Start Yachting

A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners.

By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competence Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends.

Duration of 2 days. Price £240 inclusive of VAT.

RYA Competent Crew Course

This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers.

Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew – without you the sails won’t go up and the boat won’t be steered. By the end of the training you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, and assist in all the day to day duties on board.

The course will give you knowledge of sea terms and parts of a boat, her rigging and sails, sail handling, ropework, fire precautions and fighting, personal safety equipment, man overboard, emergency equipment, meteorology, seasickness, helmsmanship, general duties, manners and customs, rules of the road and how to safely use dinghies.

Duration of 5 days. Price £600 inclusive of VAT.

RYA Day Skipper Sail Course

A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn’t.

If it’s help with navigation that you need, you should take our Day Skipper shorebased course.

Training should give you a level of competency in areas such as preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making and night cruising.

Duration of 5 days. Price £600 inclusive of VAT.

RYA MCA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore CoC Sail Preparation

The 7 Day Course is for those requiring preparation for either the RYA MCA Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore Certificates of Competence.  The aim is to teach the skills & techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht safely on coastal & offshore passages by day & night. There is no fixed syllabus for this course. We try to focus on areas that you need to work on, and that the examiners tend to look at during the exam. We go through usual preparation subjects such as skippering skills, boat handling, general seamanship, navigation, safety awareness and knowledge of the IRPCS, meteorology and signals. The exams are taken at the end of the preparation course over a further 2 days.

Duration of 5 days preparation and 2 day exam. Price of £750 per person inclusive of VAT, plus RYA MCA exam fees to be paid separately (2019 Exam fees are –  £189 for Coastal, £220 for Offshore).


The trips are available to all ages & abilities. Arranged throughout the year on demand. Groups are welcome; dates & times are flexible, whenever we have a boat not reserved for charter or training. We will provide you with a picnic lunch, & any wet weather gear required. Suggested start & finish times are 1000 to 1700. The cost is £450 per day for boat, skipper & lunch for up to 5 people.

We hope that you can find the information you require on these pages, if you have any further questions, or require advice, please call us.