Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

  So, you’ve decided you want to learn to sail. Maybe it’s because you love the idea of getting around using nothing but wind power. Or, you know someone who’s just completed their ‘Day Skipper’ and they seem like a whole new person. Or, maybe someone dragged you along for a day sail on the Read more

Who You Gonna Call?… Coast Busters!

This blog was written by one of our instructors for Sailing Today and published in their magazine. Sailing Today have kindly let us post it here. Instructor Clive takes us through a recent Coastal Skipper Course to Dartmouth, and explains what to expect on your course and how an instructor helps the students achieve a successful Read more

Why get qualified? An RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Explains Why You Should

A typical class on a school boat takes in a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and aspirations. First published in Sailing Today, Clive Loughlin looks at why RYA qualifications are worth more than the paper they are printed on. As published in Sailing Today – August 2018 (pdf version) 5 + 40 + 5 = Read more

Reduce The Risk Of Cold Water Shock With These RYA Courses

  There is nothing better than jumping off a yacht in a bay and enjoying a swim in crystal clear blue seas. However, as much of the UK’s coastal water isn’t as warm as you’d expect (even in the summer) you have to be aware of the potentials dangers. The RNLI’s recent campaign is highlighting Read more

What happens on a Competent Crew Course?

Sailing Holiday A RYA Competent Crew course is a really fun learning experience. It can certainly be viewed as a holiday and there is nothing that comes close to getting away from it all and escaping everyday life than going sailing! Live Aboard a Boat You live on board a yacht for 5 days and Read more

Why take an RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course?

  You’ve done a Day Skipper Theory course and you’ve followed it up with a Day Skipper Practical. You’re ready to do away with an instructor and go and charter a yacht in the Med. Perhaps you’ve already been chartering for a couple of years. So why bother taking the Yachtmaster Theory course, or to Read more

Why take a Day Skipper Theory Evening course?

  The main reason most people take a Day Skipper Shorebased theory course is because they are interested in sailing or motor boating and want to know more about how to navigate when on board. Many people that have never sailed before choose to do it as a starting point, particularly during the wintery months Read more

Updated Course: Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased

  The Yachtmaster Theory or to call it by it’s proper name the Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased course has changed… Actually, the course syllabus for the Yachtmaster Theory course has stayed the same. It is the way you are tested and examined that is now different – The skill of Passage Making now takes a Read more

Competent Crew Course – Get Into Sailing

Competent Crew Course – Get Into Sailing with Family or Friends Have you ever wanted to go sailing, but didn’t know where to start? Whether you come from a sailing family and want to build up your knowledge, you haven’t sailed in a while and need your memory refreshing, or whether you’ve never been on Read more

Yachtmaster Theory – The RYA Course That Will Take You Far

Your final destination is in your hands.   Are you setting a course for the high seas? Progress your proficiency and grow your confidence with an RYA Yachtmaster Theory course. Here are four reasons why it will turn a sailing enthusiast into an expert. Take Your Skills To The Next level Officially referred to by Read more