Our Training Yachts
Our training yachts all have up-to-date equipment above and below decks, with headsail furling, mainsail stack system with lazy jacks and self-tailing winches.The navigator’s workstations have GPS chart plotters, DSC/VHF, some with radar and AIS, the use and operation of these systems is part of the Day Skipper & Coastal Skipper courses. We can carry a maximum complement of 5 persons on each course, most of the time its just 2 or 3 depending on the size of yacht you are on.
Our RYA base and training s ‘Chouette’ and ‘Circe’ are at Burnham Yacht Harbour on the river Crouch. . Sailing out of the Crouch leads us to the southern part of the Thames estuary and from here we visit not only the ports of Essex, Suffolk, Kent and the South Coast but we also cruise to Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and the Channel Islands. We make our courses exciting and interesting, afloat and ashore visiting local yacht clubs.
Our Courses have been priced to give real value for money; compare us to other sailing schools. We don’t cram you in like sardines and our pass rate last season was 99.999 percent. We also offer discounts for group bookings and students (please telephone for details). Breakfast & lunch is Included in our practical sailing courses where applicable.There are no hidden extras, except that you will need an RYA log book, we can supply this (£8) if you don’t have one already. We do supply waterproofs and lifejackets. You will need to bring, basically warm clothes, gloves and hats, also deck shoes or trainers plus sea boots if you have them and we prefer that you bring your own sleeping bag although there is no extra charge to use ours as there’s usually a spare on board. You are welcome to bring laptops/ipads and any food favourites, a small torch is always handy and please feel free to bring your camera, and of course a change of clothes to go ashore.
Potential skippers might want to bring their own plotting instruments, binoculars and hand bearing compasses but are welcome to use ours.
If you are in any doubt about the right course to suit you then please give us a call.
So to summarise we have at the moment:
‘Circe’ a Carter 30′ and ‘Chouette’ a Gibsea 32′ RYA for all courses, taster days, and weekends.