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Welcome to First Class Sailing - RYA Sailing Courses

If you've always wanted to experience the thrill and satisfaction of sailing for yourself, you've come to the right place. First Class Sailing provide the full range of RYA sailing courses and a huge variety of sailing and yachting activities to help you become a master of the open seas.

Whether you're a beginner looking to step on board for the first time, or an experienced sailor looking to develop their skills and open up new sailing opportunities, you can find a course which is perfectly suited to your level of ability. You'll develop the confidence as well as the practical skills and knowledge you'll need to enjoy the freedom and excitement of sailing on a regular basis.

First Class Sailing instructors are friendly, professional, thorough and passionate about sailing. Your experience on board our yachts will be fascinating and informative, but also fun and engaging.

RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Sailing courses are internationally recognised. They form part of a progression scheme that is both easy to follow and enter, whatever level of experience you have - and the qualifications you'll earn will prove useful for exploring the ocean independently.

Before you venture onto the waters, the RYA Shorebased navigation classes such as Day Skipper Theory will give you a great understanding of the navigational skills you'll need on the ocean waves. These sessions are held in convenient venues in and around London on evenings and/or over weekends - or if you prefer, you can set up a course in your very own office.

RYA Practical Courses help you develop your sailing ability in a real life, hands-on yachting environment. If you're a novice, the Competent Crew course is a great introduction to sailing crew member duties, while the Day Skipper gives you the knowledge and skills to charter a yacht by yourself - perfect if you're planning a sailing holiday in the Mediterranean.

For the experienced sailor looking to cement their knowledge and travel even further afield, the Yachtmaster series of courses is ideal.

VHF Radio Courses

Successful completion of the classroom based 1 day VHF Radio course (also known as the SRC Radio course) or online version of the course, and the 1/2 day assessment results in the award of an internationally recognised VHF Radio Licence - a legal requirement if your crew want to operate a VHF radio on board. If you're planning on chartering a yacht, buying a yacht or if you generally want to develop your skills and proficiency as a crew member, then this course is essential.

Sailing Trips

Our sailing trips might take you off to the west country for a week of cruising the Devon and Cornish coastlines with their pretty harbours and beautiful estuaries. Or sail over to France and the Channel Islands for a week of Moules Marinieres, French wine and pretty Channel Island anchorages and beaches. For those with less time we have weekend Channel Hops over to France, all year round, which offer the perfect opportunity to build miles and experience quickly.

Whether you're looking to dip the proverbial toe in the water or simply practice your skills and rack up your sailing miles, sailing trips offer the complete get-away-from-it-all package.

"The course was truly excellent. I learnt very much at an environment that felt competent but not..."
Helen P.
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