Sailing Courses for Individuals

The latest update from the RYA is that practical training can start again from 29 March. In addition, the RYA has relaxed the rules for certain courses so we are able to run the following Start Yachting, Competent Crew, and Day Skipper Courses without having to stay onboard overnight.

How it will work

Between the 29th March and 17th May, we are able to offer individual places for certain courses under the “Rule of Six”.

At all times we will comply with the latest government guidance and rules on social distancing.

We will also restrict students to a maximum of 3 per course.

All courses will day run from our base on the Hamble River and students will have to return home.

When restrictions ease further after the 17th of May we can open up fully with students being able to sleep on board.

What Sailing Courses Can We Offer
Other Courses

Following the same principles, we are able to offer the following

After the 17th May we can offer the full range of RYA Courses up to Yachtmaster.

Sailing Options for Families

Sailing Courses

Staying Covid Compliant
Day Courses until 17th May
  • Courses will start at 0900 and end at 1700 each day.
  • Students will go home each evening.
  • Maximum numbers of 3 people plus the instructor.
  • Breakfast and evening meals not included.
  • Packed lunches will be provided.

The instructor will help everyone to follow current guidelines and mitigation measures which include staying outside as much as possible, frequent use of hand sanitiser, restricting going below to one at a time, and wearing facial coverings when it is not possible to maintain a safe distance.

Over Night Courses from 17th May
  • Cabins will be booked on a first come first served basis.
  • We will limit numbers to maximum 3 students.
  • Breakfast and lunches included.

Courses & Rates

Peak Season – June, July, August
Off Peak Season – Sept to May
Peak Off Peak
1 Day Boat or Sail Handling,
Try Yachting (Midweek day)
£280 £195
1 Day Boat or Sail Handling,
Try Yachting (Weekend day)
£350 £245
2 Day Start Yachting
£465 £325
2 Day Start Yachting
£535 £375
2 Day Rusty Skipper / Mile Building
£465 £325
2 Day Rusty Skipper / Mile Building
£535 £375
3 Day Flotilla Training/ICC
£565 £395
3 Day Flotilla Training/ICC
£635 £445

5 Day RYA Courses *
£850 £595
5 Day RYA Courses *
(Over a Weekend)
£965 £675
5 Day RYA Courses *
(2 + 3 Day)
£1170 £820

Prices are per person up to 3 max per course.

If there is anything outside of our standard courses you would like to do then just let us know.
*5 Day Courses include : Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Prep.

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RYA Sailing Courses

What is included the price
  • Yacht Hire & Safety Equipment
  • Instructional Skipper
  • Mooring Fees
  • Packed Lunch
  • Fuel
  • RYA Certificates

Please note breakfasts and evening meals are not included.

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Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 4HQ

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