RYA Seamanship Skills

Rudderless sailing

If you want to take your yacht sailing skills to the next level, this 2-day Seamanship Skills course introduces you to more advanced sailing techniques not covered on the Day Skipper practical or Coastal Skipper courses.

Good dinghy sailors learn to sail without a rudder and how to sail backwards. There's no reason why yacht sailors can't learn those useful skills too. In fact anchoring under sail is one of the possible tasks on the Yachtmaster exam. It's so easy when you've learnt how to do it on a small yacht first. That's a big benefit of keelboat courses for yacht sailors, you can really perfect your sailing skills quite quickly. If you're reading this you're one of the lucky few to discover this secret hidden within the RYA sail training schemes!

Sailing on Morecambe Bay presents great opportunities for developing your tidal awareness & sailing skills. Sailing on & off a tidal mooring demands skill. The tides here are perfect for learning how to do this. Using transits forward & sideways you can 'box the buoy' under sail or power. It's one of the games we play in the strong tides.

All these tidal sailing experiences will make you a much better sailor, more confident at close quarter sailing when it comes to larger yachts later.

Take a big step forward towards your successful Yachtmaster practical exam!

Contact us to arrange your Seamanship Skills course.