You & Sea, West of Scotland's RYA Marine Training Centre Powerboat Courses

Rya sailing courses

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RYA Start Yachting

This course provides a short introduction for novices to sail cruising. By the end of the course you will have experienced helming a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board.

Course dates:

On request

 

Duration:

2 days

Can be run in conjunction with a 5 day Compentent Crew/Day Skipper Course

Cost:

2 day - £350

5 days - £450

Pre-Requisites:

Recommended minimum age is 8

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RYA Competent Crew

The competent crew course introduces the complete beginner to cruisng. You will learn about personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 17th to 21st July - spaces - 2 spaces
  • 7th - 11th August - FULL
  • 11th-15th September - 3 spaces
  • 9th - 13th October - spaces

 

Duration:

5 days.

Cost:

£500pp

Notes:

Accomodation is included on our yacht as part of the course price. 

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag. (pillow and pillow case provided)
  • Cash for evening meals
  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencills, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Wet Weather gear (contact us if you havent got any)
  • Light wellies or waterproof shoes
  • Clothes for the duration of the course
  • Any medication
  • Passport photo
  • Phone charger

Pre-Requisites:

Recommended minimum age is 12.

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RYA Day Skipper Practical

This course is for new skippers who intend to undertake short passages in familiar waters by day. It covers boat handling, navigation and skippering techniques to run your own boat. You should also have 2 days practical experience on a motor cruiser. 

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 7th - 11th August - FULL
  • 11th-15th September - 3 spaces
  • 9th - 13th October - spaces

 

Duration:

5 Days

Cost:

£500pp.

All sail courses will only run with a minimum of 3 students on each course due to the nature of running a yacht.

Notes:

Minimum age is 16

Commercial use: When commercially endorsed qualifies holder to skipper a commercial vessel up to 24m in length in Category 6 (3 miles NDP daylight) or 5 (20 miles NDP daylight) waters - Cat 5 when combined with day skipper theory certificate)

Accomodation is included on our yacht as part of the course price. 

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag. (pillow and pillow case provided)
  • Cash for evening meals
  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencills, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Wet Weather gear (contact us if you havent got any)
  • Light wellies or waterproof shoes
  • Clothes for the duration of the course
  • Any medication
  • Passport photo
  • Phone charger

Pre-Requisites:

Recommended pre-course experience:

  • Days at Sea: 5
  • Miles: 100
  • Night Hours: 4
  • Days as Skipper: 0

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RYA Coastal Skipper Practical

The Coastal Skipper course is the perfect bridge between the Day Skipper course and the RYA Yachtmaster exam courses. It is designed to provide an experienced Day Skipper with the knowledge and confidence required to undertake longer and more complex passages by day and night.

An important aspect of this course is learning to take command and made decisions resulting in relaxed, well-planned passages and a happy crew. By the end of the course you should be ready to build on your experience and maybe work towards a Certificate of Competence.

Before taking this course it is virtually essential to have attended the equivalent shorebased course, to ensure that time is not wasted teaching theory on board.

Course dates:

2017 Dates:

  • 7th - 11th August - FULL
  • 11th-15th September - 3 spaces
  • 9th - 13th October - spaces

Duration:

5 days

All sail courses will only run with a minimum of 3 students on each course due to the nature of running a yacht.

Cost:

£500pp

Notes:

Minimum age is 17

Accomodation is included on our yacht as part of the course price. 

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag. (pillow and pillow case provided)
  • Cash for evening meals
  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencills, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Wet Weather gear (contact us if you havent got any)
  • Light wellies or waterproof shoes
  • Clothes for the duration of the course
  • Any medication
  • Passport photo
  • Phone charger

Pre-Requisites:

At least a few seasons boating experience and we strongly recommend having completed the First Aid, VHF and Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory courses first.

 

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Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore Prep

Course dates:

Please contact us to discuss dates

Duration:

5 days + 1 or 2 days for exam.

Cost:

£500

All sail courses will only run with a minimum of 4 students on each course due to the nature of running a yacht.

Notes:

Accomodation is included on our yacht as part of the course price. 

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag. (pillow and pillow case provided)
  • Cash for evening meals
  • All the usual skippering equipment (pencills, erasers, notepads etc)
  • Soft soled shoes
  • Wet Weather gear (contact us if you havent got any)
  • Light wellies or waterproof shoes
  • Clothes for the duration of the course
  • Any medication
  • Passport photo
  • Phone charger

Pre-Requisites:

We strongly recommend having completed the First Aid, & Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory courses first.

To be eligble for the Yachtmaster Coastal practical exam, candidates must be

  • 18 or over and require;
  • Hold a VHF SRC certificate or higher
  • Have a valid first aid certificate
  • Seatime - 30 days, 800 miles, 12 night hours

To be eligble for the Yachtmaster Offshore practical exam, candidates must be

  • 18 or over and require;
  • Hold a VHF SRC certificate or higher
  • Have a valid first aid certificate
  • Seatime - 50 days, 2500 miles, including at least 5 passages over 60NM (2 of which are as skipper and 2 at night). At least half the qualifying seatime must have been accrued in tidal waters

ICC Assessment

Course dates:

Arranged on request

Duration:

1 day

Cost:

  • £275 if conducted on your own boat
  • £550 if conducted on our boat.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Minimum age 16
  • Physically and mentally fit to operate a pleasure craft, and in particular, has sufficient powers of vision and hearing
  • Presents one of the specified UK certificates or has succesfully passed an ICC examination.
  • Visit the RYA website for more information

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