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From January 2020 Sailing First is an RYA Recognised Training Centre offering shore-based courses.


The RYA is a national body for recreational sailing and powerboating in the UK. They provide a Worldwide recognition and licensing structure for over 100 different courses, through more than 2,400 Recognised Training Centres around the world. They also provide extensive materials to support courses, both in print and digital formats.

Currently we are offering RYA Day Skipper Theory course and The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Skills courses.

The courses are delivered in English with a student-instructor ratio of 12:1.  Successful completion of the course requires a good level of attendance as well as time between training sessions for preparation, practice and revision.