Our courses & sailing adventures

  • Portland Plotter Set


    A Portland Plotter set is required for both Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore-based courses.

  • RORC Offshore Racing

    RORC Offshore Racing


    Individual places are available for RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) offshore yacht races. Ideal if you can’t commit to a whole season or perhaps just want to try out offshore racing to see what it’s about. These weekend adventures are both challenging and rewarding. All necessary training is provided and there’s no specific pre-requisite qualification for this campaign, however, we do recommend having done at least the Competent Crew course or have similar experience.

  • RORC Rolex Fastnet Berth

    RORC Rolex Fastnet Berth


    Want the adventure of a lifetime? The Fastnet is one of the ultimate offshore yacht races and this is your chance to create a lifetime of memories and lifelong friends. This iconic event in the sailing calendar comes around every two years and tests yachtsmen and women to the best of their abilities. Whilst all necessary training is provided and there’s no specific pre-requisite qualification for this campaign, we do recommend having done at least the Competent Crew course or have similar experience.

    Get in touch if you’re interested in our 2021 Fastnet Campaign

  • Round the Island race

    Round the Island race


    Join us for the Worlds largest yacht race! This fun-packed race weekend around the Isle of Wight culminates in an evening of entertainment in Cowes. An anti-clockwise drag race starting from Cowes, the 60-mile course take us back for a well-deserved drink! Round the Island Race – John Franks Trophy Winners 2018 & 2019 Every…

  • RYA Day Skipper Practical

    RYA 5 Day Practical Course


    RYA Practical Courses are run over 5 consecutive days. You can do either Competent Crew or Day Skipper and we limit the number of people to 3, so there’s plenty of instructor time and ability to social distance. Just choose the course type when you sign up.

  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ theory

    RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ theory


    Course Options: Evening Class or Online (Choose below when booking)

    Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course, the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ course looks at more detailed navigational techniques, specifically for those looking to undertake longer passages and, in particular, navigation at night. For those who have built up some miles and are looking to the next stage of their boating journey, the RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ theory is a great step and essential preparation for the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster ™ and Yachtmaster ™ offshore practical exam. Classroom-based evening class: If we have enough interest, we are looking to run a course in January. Please signup to our waitlist if you are interested and we’ll email you once we have enough interest.

  • RYA Day Skipper theory

    RYA Day Skipper theory


    The RYA Day Skipper theory course is a great entry point to the RYA theory syllabus. It’s a comprehensive introduction to navigation and cruising for new skippers providing the necessary tools to ensure you put out to sea safely.

    10% discount automatically applied to bookings of 2 or more

  • RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

    RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship


    This online course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact, it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing the RYA on-the-water training, such as the Competent Crew course.

    This course comes with a £30 voucher* to redeem against our Competent Crew practical course or Day Skipper theory course.

    * Your voucher will be emailed as soon as you complete your Essential Navigation Course. Contact Us for more details

  • RYA First Aid

    RYA First Aid

    For anyone who spends time on the water, the RYA First Aid Course is a great course. If a medical emergency arises, a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives. This is especially true in situations where it’s not easy to call an ambulance or get to a hospital.

  • RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (G2)

    RYA International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (G2)


    The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are vital for maritime safety as you must be able to identify vessels during the day by their special shapes, and at night time by their lights, as well as understanding both your obligations and those of other vessels as you interact with one another. This…

  • RYA Navigation Handbook (G6)

    RYA Navigation Handbook (G6)


    This second edition of the best-selling RYA Navigation Handbook is essential reading for anyone taking to the water and looking for the complete guide to navigation. Navigation techniques and practices have changed dramatically over the years and today, many sailors and motor boaters regard electronic instruments as their principal means of navigation. However, traditional methods…

  • Sale! RYA Sea Survival Handbook (G43)

    RYA Sea Survival Handbook (G43)


    This book is written by Keith Colwell who works at the RNLI as a Community Incident Reduction Manager, managing a large team of volunteer safety advisers, who provide a safety advice service to both the boating and general public. Keith is an RYA Yachtmaster, an RYA Powerboat Instructor, a SRC instructor/assessor and RYA and STCW’95 Sea Survival Instructor.