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To help you choose the best sailing course for your needs, we’ve implemented a user-friendly bot located at the bottom left-hand side of the screen. This bot will guide you through a series of questions to recommend the most suitable courses based on your experience and goals.

We have also created a brief guide below to help you with some of the options available.  As always, please reach out with any questions, or if you need additional help.   

ICC & Charter 

1. ICC Assessment

Objective: Obtain certification required to charter yachts overseas.
Who it’s for: This assessment is for very experienced people, with extensive sailing and navigation experience.

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2. Beginner to ICC

Objective: Obtain certification required to charter yachts overseas.
Who it’s for: This is for beginners, or those with little experience, that wish to gain enough knowledge and ability to safely charter yachts around the world.

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Cruising Courses (Afloat)

1. Beginner to Coastal Cruiser

Objective: Provide the skills necessary to safely sail during daylight hours along the coast.
Who it’s for: Beginners who want a comprehensive program to get them sailing on their own fast.

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2. Start Yachting

Objective: Provide an introduction to cruising, covering basic skills and techniques.
Who it’s for: Beginners who want to get a taste of yacht cruising.

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3. Competent Crew

Objective: Teach the essential skills needed to be an active crew member on a cruising yacht.
Who it’s for: Beginners and those who have completed the Start Yachting course.

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4. Day Skipper

Objective: Equip you with the knowledge and skills to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters.
Who it’s for: Those who have completed the Competent Crew course or have sufficient sailing experience.

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5. Coastal Skipper

Objective: Prepare you for more challenging coastal passages, covering advanced navigation and boat handling.
Who it’s for: Those who have completed the Day Skipper course and have significant sailing experience.

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Navigation Courses (Ashore)

1. Essential Navigation & Seamanship

Objective: Provide a solid foundation in navigation and seamanship.
Who it’s for: Beginners and those looking to improve their theoretical knowledge.

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2. Day Skipper

Objective: Teach you the theory required to navigate in familiar waters during the day.
Who it’s for: Those planning to take the practical Day Skipper course.

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3. Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

Objective: Equip you with the knowledge needed for coastal and offshore passages.
Who it’s for: Those preparing for the Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Offshore practical courses.

BOOK COASTAL SKIPPER/YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE >>

4. Yachtmaster Ocean

Objective: Prepare you for ocean passages, covering advanced navigation techniques.
Who it’s for: Experienced sailors aiming for the highest level of certification

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Certificates of Competence

1. RYA Yachtmaster Coastal

Objective: Certify your ability to skipper a yacht on coastal passages.
Who it’s for: Experienced sailors who have completed the necessary courses and sea time.

2. RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Objective: Certify your ability to skipper a yacht on offshore passages.
Who it’s for: Experienced sailors who have completed the necessary courses and sea time.

3. RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

Objective: Certify your ability to skipper a yacht on ocean passages.
Who it’s for: Highly experienced sailors aiming to achieve the highest level of certification.