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Taking the helm As a school, First Class Sailing can cater for the wide variety of skills aspiring sailors require. There are some who like to be a member of the crew, not quite a passenger but willing to share group responsibility. Others want to improve, learn more and eventually take the helm as… Read more
Why now is the best time to go back to school to learn about trigonometry on a Day Skipper Shorebased course?
A lot of the navigational side of sailing is based on very simple school girl/boy trigonometry. The question of how to get from A to B when the tide is pushing you in a certain direction can be solved by drawing straight forward triangle on the chart. And so why is now the best time… Read more
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
Get a Bank Holiday Sailing Bonus Around The Solent Make the most of your Bank Holiday weekends by combining it with a sailing course. You’ll have great fun while learning valuable new skills on your way to becoming a much better sailor. Held over two consecutive weekends, it is the second weekend that takes advantage… Read more
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
Fulfill your sailing dreams by taking an RYA Day Skipper Theory course Ever dreamt of being able to skipper a yacht across the channel to France whenever the moment takes you? Or island hop around the Mediterranean? Fulfill that dream by taking an RYA Day Skipper Theory course with First Class Sailing which will… Read more