Shorebased Courses

Shorebased Yacht Sailing Theory Courses

Learning to sail is not just about pulling ropes and there are a huge array of theory courses that will help to make your yacht sailing experiences safe and enjoyable whether you are just starting to learn to sail or you are a seasoned sailor.

Courses and Price

The tabs below gives an overview of the shorebased courses that we offer from some of our RYA training school partners, along with the prices for each. Courses are run throughout the year, with our peak season being between April and September. For more information on each course including upcoming dates and prerequisites, simply click the title and more information will be displayed below.

Course Format: 5 Days (Weekends)

Price: £370

Based at either Datchet (just west of London), Hamble, (Southampton) or at Brighton Marina. Over the 3 weekends you will learn the art of basic navigation, meteorology, tides and all you need to know to navigate in familiar waters during the day. We offer excellent package deals with the Day Skipper Practical course for you to practise your navigation for real. 2 exam papers.

This is an absolute must for wannabee yachties that wish to progress from the skills of dinghy sailing to being able to handle a boat in coastal waters during the day. It is invaluable if you are thinking of trying a flotilla holiday in the future and then working your way up to bare boat charter. It covers a variety of navigation and further seamanship skills. Ask for a full info sheet and reserve yourself a space as places are limited.

Course Format: 5 Days (Weekends)

Price: £395

Based at either Datchet just west of London, Hamble, Southampton or in Brighton marina in our floating classroom.Students must have the equivalent to Dayskipper Theory knowledge already. The course covers navigation, meteorology, collision avoidance, safety and passage planning. The navigation pack (a must have) is an extra £40

Course Format: 1 Day

Price: £115

Based at either Datchet just west of London, Hamble Southampton or in Brighton marina in our floating classroom.This one day course including assessment runs through all the aspects of operating your VHF radio including digital selective calling. On successful completing this will give you a licence to operate your radio, a legal requirement.

Course Format: 1 Day

Price: £115

Based at either Datchet just west of London, Hamble Southampton or in Brighton marina in our floating classroom. A one day course designed for the coastal yachtsman. Very useful, and could be a lifesaver!

Course Format: 5 Day

Price: £115

Based at either Hamble Southampton or in Brighton marina in our floating classroom. Engine failure is the most common of all lifeboat call outs. Get to grips with your diesel engine in this 1 day course and make sure that it doesn’t happen to you.