RYA Courses

We are a Royal Yachting Association Sea School, and our speciality is bespoke sail and power boat training tuition on a one-to-one basis. We can tailor a programme to your personal requirements and schedule, helping you focus on the area that appeals to you most.

Our one-to-one tuition covers courses from ‘competent crew’ through to commercially endorsed ‘yacht master’ – both for practical and theory. We can also provide powerboat instruction from levels one to five.

RYA Courses

Island Charters offer comprehensive RYA syllabuses for yachting and shore-based navigation courses.  We offer a full range of RYA sailing programs to suit your sailing needs and experience. We ensure that our students receive top level tuition with our highly experienced RYA qualified instructor’s.Tutoring is in groups of no more than five.

Our RYA training yachts are the latest modern boats equipped with up to the minute electronic navigation and safety equipment for students to use.

Sail Cruising Courses

  • Start Yachting
  • Competent Crew Practical
  • Dayskipper Practical (Tidal)
  • Coastal Skipper Practical (Tidal)
  • Crusing Instructor Practical

Theory Courses

  • Basic Navigation and Safety Course
  • Dayskipper Theory Course
  • Coastal Skipper Offshore Theory Course
  • Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course
  • Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course
  • Cruising Instructor Theory Course
  • First Aid Course

We can also run external practical assessments and Ocean Oral Examinations.

Corporate Sailing Club RYA Courses

We also run courses in London for employees and large corporations.  These courses are completely tailored to the firm and individual requirements.  Courses can be run consecutively over a series of days or weeks and can be organised to run directly from their offices after work hours.  Training packages are entirely flexible both in duration and cost without any compromise in quality.  Candidates are guaranteed a high level of instruction both ashore and afloat.

Please call 01983 296 286 or e-mail sail@islandcharters.co.uk for course availability and bookings.

Yachts suitable for RYA Courses


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Maxi 1100

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Beneteau 40.7

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Elan 37

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Far East Hanse Elan
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