RYA Training

Waterfront Sailing Academy is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association for providing a comprehensive range of practical sailing and shore based courses.

Our aim is to make cruising sailing and owning a yacht a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We do this by giving you confidence in your abilities ensuring we build your competence to the right level.

All courses involve yacht handling in tight spaces around the marina, planning port entries, pilotage, navigation, sail handling and tweaking, the safety aspects of crewing and skippering.

Adjacent is a brief outline of the RYA courses and a little more. Please give us the opportunity to discuss your specific requirements, you will find our advice is based on common sense, commercial awareness and most of all - your needs and goals.

Bavaria 32 yacht at sea

Shore Based Courses & RYA Interactive

  • ESSENTIAL NAVIGATION & SEAMANSHIP (HOME STUDY
    and classroom).
  • DAY SKIPPER.*
  • COASTAL SKIPPER / YACHTMASTER.*
  • OCEAN YACHTMASTER.
  • SHORT COURSES.
  • VHF/ DSC MARINE RADIO.
  • RADAR OPERATION.
  • first aid.

*For home study courses see online RYA theory courses

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Professional Training -
Commercial Endorsements

We offer comprehensive professional training packages at multi-course discount rates for Beginners to Commercially Endorsed Day Skipper or Yacht Master. Mentoring for professional trainees is undertaken by the school principal, an Ocean Yacht Master and Yacht Master Instructor.

We also offer the RYA Professional Practices and Responsibility (PRP) course and continued experience, mile building and Blue Water Sailing.

Girl at helm in racing yacht in South Atlantic heavy seas

Practical Courses

  • TRY SAILING AND EXPERIENCE DAYS.
  • start yachting.
  • COMPETENT CREW.
  • DAY SKIPPER.
  • COASTAL SKIPPER / YACHTMASTER.
  • RYA OCEAN YACHTMASTER (PREPARARTION).
  • ICC / CEVNI  SAIL & POWER. AVAILABLE BY RYA INTERATCIVE OR CLASSROOM.
  • OWN BOAT TUITION
  • NIGHT PASSAGE MAKING - USING RADAR AND AIS..

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Why Choose Us?

Besides our competitive rates, friendly and informal instructors, we provide:-

  • personal Log sheets for all practical courses where training and passages can be recorded.
  • A course information pack for all practical courses containing useful practical guides for future passage planning.
  • A 5% discount voucher for your next course.
  • Free Tea and Coffee on all courses.
  • Free course literature for all one day shore based courses.
  • Practical Courses undertaken aboard well equipped, modern Bavaria 39 sloop rigged yacht.
  • RYA gift vouchers accepted.

Bavaria 32 yacht plan

CAN'T FIND A COURSE THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU -
THEN PLEASE TALK TO US, WE LISTEN.

For course dates and prices please complete the enquiry form on the Contact Us page.