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Which course format is right for me?

Theory course are offered in three formats, Classroom, Virtual classroom and online. Different people like different formats usually based on their learning preferences and available time. Classroom Learning Pros: Classroom courses offer a structured format which is great if you need a little nudge to encourage you. It’s a good way of providing you with …

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Is there anywhere to park my car?

There’s free parking on site where the boat’s moored at Hamble Yacht Services. For directions, click here. You’ll get details of how to get access in the joining instructions which are emailed to you just prior to your booking start date. Note: We do not take any responsibility for the security of your vehicle or …

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What’s included?

Accommodation on board the yacht, including meals, drinks and snacks (meals and drinks ashore are not included) Lifejacket and safety harness All race entry fees All yacht expenses (berthing & fuel) Professionally qualified, insured  Skipper Polka Sailing Team Polo shirt

What do I need to bring?

Obviously a lot depends on the time of year, however whatever the season, it is always cooler at sea. It’s also an outdoor, water sport so getting wet is part of the fun! What you’ll need: Enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved!Wet weather gear – An outer, waterproof layer, with a hood* Several warm layers …

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What’s in the course syllabus?

RYA Day Skipper Theory Syllabus The Day Skipper / Watch Leader Shorebased Course provides a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. This course is ideal for those who have completed Competent Crew course and are looking to improve their skills and learning how to start making skippering decisions. The theory know-how gained …

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What time does it start?

Evening classes Our evening classes are normally scheduled to start at 1800hrs. They run until 2200hrs as this enables us to deliver the pre-requisite hours and complete the course syllabus. If there are any changes to this you will be advised in the joining instructions (sent via email) for your specific course. Weekend days The …

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Is there anywhere to park my car?

There is free parking onsite near the classrooms. Don’t forget, it’s only a 5 min walk from Guildford station too. Evening Classes If there isn’t available space in the onsite carpark (very rare), you can park in marked bays on the residential roads around the school, usually for free after 6pm. Weekend Classes There is …

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Is there homework?

As part of the leaning experience, you will be expected to do homework between the classes. This is all done online where the ability to check your answers and get additional support is provided as part of the course.

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