Practical and Theory courses for the RYA certificates of competence

We offer one, two, three and five-day training courses, designed for you to gain the full Royal Yachting Association certificate of competence. Practical sailing courses commence with Start Yachting or Competent Crew and take you through to Yachtmaster Offshore.

Click on the links above for details of the RYA certificates and suggested pre-course experience.


Certificates are awarded on satisfactory completion of five days tuition for competent crew, day skipper and coastal skipper courses, but a final examination for the full yachtmaster offshore certificate is required and we can coach you up to this standard for examination.

These courses have been prepared for you by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) which is respected throughout the world of yachting.


We add to that over 20 years of experience aboard all types of vessels. Our aim throughout the course is to give as much one to one tuition as we can, as well as group. This is vital to ensure that our training is being fully understood.