The RYA Competent Crew course is for beginner yacht sailors and those who would like to become an active member of the crew rather than just a passenger. More info…
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give tuition, advice and ensure your personal safety. More info…
Dayskipper theory online is for aspiring skippers who wish to gain an entry level qualification enabling them to skipper sailing or motor yachts, including charter vessels, in countries that require certification. More info…
“Jonny was an excellent instructor, with great character that kept up morale. Expert tuition, exceeding all expectations. My confidence has really improved.”
Recently qualified Dayskipper need experience and practice, our practice are lead by RYA qualified and professional instructors. More info…
This practical course will teach how to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night. More info…
An RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim for aspiring skippers. More info…
Great instructors with great teaching methods. Excellent people. Best weekend at sea!
Nick Van Brendon
Own boat tuition is an an excellent way of getting to know your own boat whilst completing an RYA course and gaining RYA qualifications. More info…
We provide bareboat and skippered sailing boat charters aboard our yachts in Brighton, the Solent and Barcelona. More info…
The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. More info…
“Extremely friendly, informative and professional. They shared a lot of additional knowledge¨
Practical Yacht Sailing Courses
¨Third douse with Lagoon Watersports. Always flexible, enjoyable and helpful. A great bunch of people giving great service with fun!”
“I did the RYA level 1&2 last weekend and just wanted to say that I had a great time! Everyone was so friendly and enthusiastic about sailing – made it look and sound so easy!”
Shore Based Courses
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Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our full booking terms and conditions (https://www.brightonboating.co.uk/terms-conditions/) and ensure that you understand our cancellation policy. Be aware rebooking fees are charged for cancellations made with less than 4 weeks notice.
The marina is full of restaurants so you are spoilt for choice, plus it has a large supermarket. For a comprehensive guide of restaurants in the Marina go to: www.brightonmarina.co.uk/brighton-marina-attractions/eat-and-drink
We have an experienced and professional team of instructors that teach: RYA Sailing Level 1, RYA Sailing Level 2 and RYA Sailing Level 3.
Our sailing courses are run on our 24ft Delphia Keelboats. A Keelboat is a step up in size from dinghies, more like a small manageable yacht but not as big as a cruising yacht. They can bridge the gap between dinghies and cruisers, offering many benefits of both, to the adult beginner. Yacht sailing is on bigger sailing yacht and requires different more intensive training, such as; RYA Competent Crew and RYA Dayskipper.
The two day RYA Sailing Level 1
Our "Learn to Sail" course is run over two weekends and covers RYA Sailing Level 1 and Level 2. By the end you should be able to take a small sail boat out to sea confidently in light weather conditions.
Maximum 4 persons per boat. The instructor will be onboard for most of the training but they start to teach from the safety boat in the level 2 to give you more independence.
Over weekends, from March to October. We do also run one weekday courses and private tuition.
The courses start from our base in Brighton Marina: Pontoon 6, Brighton Marina, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UP, UK.
We provide specialist equipment. In the winter months it can be cold, thermals, fleeces, woolly hats are all useful to have. During the summer months bring sun hats, sun block and sun glasses. Quick drying clothes can be very practical instead of jeans and good none slip, non marking footwear. Trainers often work well. We hire out our Musto waterproofs if required.
Part of the enjoyment of sailing is being out in the elements, so it is important to be versatile to make the best of the conditions. If we cannot sail on a day due to weather conditions we will endeavour to cover theory and other useful skills such as mooring practice, rigging and de-rigging. At times we might cut short a course in which case you will be offered further day/s/times at another suitable date.
We have our Coastal Sailing Club, that gives regular access to the water with clinics and racing for members. For more information go on our Coastal Sailing Club