RYA Learn to Sail Courses
Venture Sailing offers sailing courses under the prestigious
RYA sail cruising scheme. RYA certificates are amongst the
most widely recognised and respected in the world and there
are courses for every level of experience.
All teaching boats are equipped to UK DoT standards with
respect to safety gear and provide a safe, comfortable sailing
All of the courses we offer are run in locations with sunny
climates. We never forget that you're on holiday too and whenever
possible do try to accommodate a lunchtime stop at anchor
to enjoy some well earned lunch and a swim in the crystal
Competent Crew Course
This course provides a general introduction to sail cruising
so that by the end of the week you should be able to tie knots,
steer the yacht, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy
and assist in all the day to day routines aboard.
Suggested minimum pre-course experience: None, suitable for
complete novices or dinghy sailors wanting to get started
Day Skipper Course (tidal or non-tidal)
This practical course gives you the chance
to take charge when mooring up and on short passages under
instruction with advice and help from the instructor. You'll
also get plenty of chance to practice mooring up in many
different situations. By the end of the course you should
have enough experience to safely skipper a small yacht in
familiar waters by day.
Suggested minimum pre-course experience: Completion
of the Competent Crew course or 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night
hours on board a sailing yacht. Basic navigation and sailing
ability. Day Skipper theory an advantage.
Coastal Skipper Course (tidal or non-tidal)
An advanced skippering course suitable for those with considerable
knowledge of sailing and navigation that are usually aspiring
towards a Certificate of Competence.
Suggested minimum pre-course experience:15 days,
2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours.
Assumed Knowledge : Navigation to Coastal Skipper standard.
Sailing to Day Skipper Practical standard.