Some people are lucky enough to own their own yacht or have friends who do. This gives them the necessary time on the water to practise all the techniques they learn about on their RYA courses. For the majority of people new to sailing, this important stage is missing in their journey to confidently skippering a yacht on a flotilla holiday or bareboat charter.
The quick way to develop your practical sailing skills if you've completed competent crew and day skipper is with a sideways step to the 2-day RYA keelboat courses. They could be just what you're looking for. Read more
If you're quite confident on all points of sail, reefing, tacking and gybing but would like more experience sailing on the sea and working with tidal streams to pick up a mooring safely you might consider the Level 3 Improver course. It's a brilliant way to develop your sailing skills.
What you'll need for keelboat sailing:
- Suitable footwear for the yacht with a change for later in case your feet get wet
- Waterproof trousers & jacket for splashes while transferring out to the yacht. We can provide them in adult sizes from small to extra large if you don't have your own
- Gloves for handling ropes, particularly when gybing
- Warm layers
- Tie for glasses
We provide all the safety equipment. There's no loo aboard the small yacht. It's bucket & chuck it! Facilities are available ashore during the 2-day keelboat courses.