Pre Course Experience

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RYA Start Yachting

No experience required for our RYA Start Yachting course.

RYA Competent Crew

No experience required for our RYA Competent Crew course.

RYA Online Theory

No experience required

However, before choosing Yachtmaster theory or Yachtmaster Ocean theory you should ideally be confident in your knowledge of the basics of navigation, meteorology and Rules of the Road.

Novice to RYA Day Skipper

RYA Day Skipper Fastrack

RYA Day Skipper

RYA Coastal Skipper Combined

  • RYA Day Skipper or equivalent knowledge.  Check you're up to scratch and confident with all aspects of the Day Skipper syllabus and you'll know you're ready for this Coastal Skipper Combined course
  • 15 days sailing, 2 as Skipper, 300 miles and 8 night hours
  • Minimum age 17

RYA Coastal Skipper

  • RYA Day Skipper and completion of Yachtmaster theory or equivalent knowledge.  Check you're up to scratch with your theory here.
  • 15 days sailing, 2 as Skipper, 300 miles and 8 night hours
  • Minimum age 17

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

  • RYA Coastal Skipper or equivalent experience (check your know your theory here and practical here)
  • A minimum of 800 logged miles - half of which must be conducted in tidal waters, within the last 10 years, including 30 days onboard, 2 as skipper and 12 night hours
  • First Aid Certificate
  • VHF Certificate
  • You must over 17 years of age

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore 

  • RYA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Coastal or equivalent experience (check you know your theory here)
  • A minimum of 2500 logged miles - half of which need to be conducted in tidal waters, including at least 5 passages over 60 miles with two overnight and two as skipper
  • First Aid Certificate
  • VHF Certificate
  • You must be over 18 years of age

 

If you are still unsure if you have the experience required, or you have any other questions get in touch with us.