RYA TRAINING CENTRE for PRACTICAL SAILING SCHOOL COURSES

Whether you are a beginner or are ready to take the coveted RYA Yachtmaster™ exam, we only use experienced Yachtmaster™ instructors to deliver our courses with modern yachts that will help you get more out of your time on the water.  Our 5 day RYA Training courses run all year round on board our Beneteau 37 (which has radar) and Jeanneau 43 yachts. These are equipped with modern navigation systems including AIS, USB charging & comfortable cabins – and heating for those chillier days afloat.

If you are unsure which course is for you please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your needs. The RYA Cruising Logbook (G158) also contains a handy guide to experience levels required before each practical course. This and other publications are available on our Student Resources page.

Our practical courses have a maximum of 5 students except for the Yachtmaster™ Prep training a maximum of 3 and your own sleeping space.

You will see the flexible pricing including “single occupancy” to guarantee a cabin to yourself or a discount 2 friends booking together sharing a cabin.  Our prices will include 3 evening meals onboard (eating ashore the first eve and one other at your expense), all breakfasts and lunches, all marina fees, fuel / gas and foul weather gear.

In addition to the RYA courses listed below, we also offer ICC training, bespoke training and Own Boat Tuition. The ICC is often required as the minimum level for someone chartering abroad – you are automatically entitled to ICC if you hold Day Skipper practical or above.

Bespoke training can be arranged to suit your individual needs, whether it be a day of boat handling, spinnaker work or practicing MOB drills with Ryan our 50kg MOB dummy.

If you have your own boat already and would like to develop your skills further then why not consider own boat tuition? Our experienced instructors enjoy tailoring things to suit particular boats helping owners develop on board systems and practices in addition to the RYA tuition.

Click on the course below for further information or pre-course requirements and what you will need to achieve to get a certificate at the end.


UK based Solent yacht charters

Competent Crew

Designed for students that have been sailing a few times and now want to learn more

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Day Skipper

Designed for students to extend their knowledge and confidence to become a skipper

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Coastal Skipper

Designed for the skipper who wants to be able to achieve more adventurous passages

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Yachtmaster™ Prep

Often the ultimate aim of spring skippers proving skipper experience & competence

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UK based Solent yacht charters

ICC prep and exam

For those with Day Skipper theory and knowledge going to be chartering in Europe

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Yachtmaster™ Instructor

For the day: Own boat: Manoevering, sail trim, practice MOB (with 50kg dummy) or ICC

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Mile building Weekend

Weekend sailing to the West Country or across channel to gain sea miles and experience

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Big Boat Sailing

Hard work but a unique opportunity to sail a 72ft Challenge Yacht & gain more sea miles

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UK based Solent yacht charters

Gosport Charity Pursuit

Race yacht experience day with all donations going to charity

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