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Practical Training Ladder

Whether you are new to sailing and would like to know where to start, planning your next steps, or simply looking for a quick refresher, our Training Ladder provides a simple step-to-step guide, taking you from a complete beginner to advanced sailor.

Level 1

Start Yachting

If you are new to sailing then this is the course for you. Set as a weekend course, Start Yachting is a taster for those who wish to cover the basics of sailing in a stress-free and relaxed setting. At the end of the course, you will be awarded the Start Yachting Certificate and have made your first steps into the sailing world.

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level 2

Competent Crew

You have had a first taste of the joys of sailing and wish to continue learning. The Competent Crew course further introduces you to the fundamentals, such as boat handling, nautical terms and knotting. Once completed you will be awarded the Competent Crew Certificate and become an asset on board.

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level 3

Day Skipper Practical

After learning the basics you are hungry for more. The Day Skipper course will allow you to safely take control of the ship while working together with a crew. We will guide you in areas such as navigation, seamanship and further ability to take charge of a yacht. Upon completion, you will be awarded the Day Skipper Certificate proving your competence and skill in skippering.

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level 4

Coastal Skipper

You have gained skippering experience and have become an intermediate sailor. The Coastal Skipper course is for sailors who wish to undertake longer voyages while receiving further guidance upon navigation and command of the yacht. Once successfully completed  you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper Course Completion Certificate and able to skipper coastal passages safely and confidently by day and night.

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level 5

Master of Yachts Coastal

The first part of the final chapter of the RYA system and the ultimate challenge of your sailing ability. Upon completion, this course will define you as a master of yachts and prepare you for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore course.

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level 6

Master of Yachts Offshore

The second part of the final chapter of the RYA system and the ultimate challenge of your sailing ability. Upon completion, this course will define you as a master of yachts and prepare you for the RYA Yachtmaster exam.

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