how to book

Location and joining detail

Practical sailing courses sail from Burnham Yacht Harbour, Foundry Lane, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, CM0 8BL. You will find our yachts in the marina.

Your yacht name, instructor details, berth number, pontoon gate and toilet codes will be given with Joining Instructions prior to the course.

Click here for Burnham Yacht Harbour Information

Times: We will send an email and/or text message to let you know your instructor’s name, the boat you will be on and the time to arrive. If you have not been given any joining instructions 48 hours before your course starts please call or e-mail Des on 07557 474160.


What to bring

You will need to bring warm clothes, gloves, hats and deck shoes or trainers plus sea boots if you have them but not essential for just a day sail, however no black soles please as they mark our decks and cockpit sorry!  You are welcome to bring laptops/ipads and any food favourites, a small torch is always handy if your staying overnight and please feel free to bring your camera, and of course a change of clothes to go ashore. We have minimum heating on the yachts so a good sleeping bag and bring pillow cases. We supply  lifejackets. We have a selection of wet weather jackets and salepets for students use if desperate, but we advise and prefer you bring your own please.

For the practical sailing courses you will need the RYA Cruising log book G158. These can be bought from the RYA online shop or Amazon and we have some on board if you don’t have time before the course.  They are about £8.  We also recommend the Competent Crew and Day skipper books from the RYA.  They are good reading and give you a heads-up before the course.

We provide breakfasts and lunches where applicable but not evening meals unless at sea doing night sailing or arriving late at a destination when there may not be any club or pub/restaurant open.  Please put any dietary issues on our booking form thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

For Day Skipper and Coastal Certificate courses, please bring a passport size photo, which we will laminate into your certificate.  This is not needed for Start Yachting or Competent Crew.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Courses are now running normally and we are closely monitoring government guidance to ensure that we take any action needed to protect our customers. Please be assured that your safety is our top priority.