Own Boat Training and RYA Courses

We want to help you to get the most out of your yacht. All of our Assisted Passages can include a level of instruction. This could be informal coaching en route or we can build in specific time to complete RYA or ICC qualifications. Either way, with our experienced Skipper/Instructor onboard you will gain confidence in safety.

Informal training / coaching

  • Do you want to sail somewhere new but would like the confidence of having an experienced skipper onboard to support you?

  • Would you like to participate in an event such at the Round the Island race or Cowes week but not feel ready to do it unaided?

  • Would you like some informal training for you and your family / friends, without the pressure of a formal syllabus to follow?

  • Would you like training focused on specific skills, such as manoeuvring under power or sail trim

  • Do you want to take a sailing holiday with family or friends but would appreciate an experienced Skipper / Instructor onboard to provide coaching, support and encouragement

We can provide all of this. Having our Skipper onboard can help you to get the most out of your sailing, whilst developing your skills and confidence in a relaxed, enjoyable way.


Learning to helm
Storm sail folding

RYA Sail training

Own boat training can also be a cost effective, flexible and convenient way to access RYA Sailing courses. Working with our partner, Hamble School of Yachting, we can provide the very best RYA training with our YachtMaster Instructor onboard your yacht. Our flexible approach will ensure that you get maximum benefit through:

  • Learning on your own boat, in your chosen location

  • Learning with the equipment you will be using after the course

  • Minimising your costs; just pay for the training, not to charter another yacht

  • Choosing how many people onboard (max 5 students)

  • Training at a time that suits you

  • Choosing the pace to suit you by varying the course length

These courses require specific training days to be built into the passage, at suitable locations (i.e. ports with sufficient facilities for the full sylabus to be taught).