LYC Sea School

LEARN, BUILD & REFRESH YOUR SKILLS

Where better to learn to sail than with a highly experienced charter company? As an RYA Recognised Training Centre we can offer the full range of RYA sailing courses from beginner to Yacht master preparation including competent crew, day skipper and coastal skipper.

Our Sea School is led by a fully qualified Yachtmaster Instructor (Ocean) who has over 18000 miles under his belt. We offer courses all year round for both individuals and groups, or we can arrange for private tuition aboard your own boat (POA). Upon successful completion of the course you will be issued with the relevant certification as prescribed by the RYA.

There are a number of courses available depending upon your experience and future sailing plans. Please see further details and pricing below.

GET IN TOUCH

Please make an enquiry below, or call us on 01590 688 007

Start Yachting

Suggested Pre-Course Experience
None
Recommended Knowledge
None
Ability After Course
Basic knowledge of yachting
Minimum Duration
2 Days
Course Content
Steering a yacht
Sail handling
Ropework
Safety on board
Prices
High Season: £220
Low Season: £220

Competent Crew

Suggested Pre-Course Experience
None
Recommended Knowledge
None
Ability After Course
Useful Crewmember
Minimum Duration
5 Days
Course Content
Basic Seamanship
Basic Helmsmanship
Prices
High Season: £550
Low Season: £500

Day Skipper

Suggested Pre-Course Experience
5 Days, 400 Hours, 4 Night Hours
Recommended Knowledge
Navigation to Day Skipper shorebased and basic sailing ability
Ability After Course
Skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day
Minimum Duration
5 Days
Course Content
Basic Pilotage
Boat Handling
Seamanship
Navigation
Prices
High Season: £550
Low Season: £500

Coastal Skipper

Suggested Pre-Course Experience
15 days (2 as skipper), 300 miles, 8 night hours
Recommended Knowledge
Navigation to Coastal skipper shorebased standard. Sailing to Day skipper practical standard.
Ability After Course
Skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night
Minimum Duration
5 Days
Course Content
Skippering techniques for coastal & offshore passages
Prices
High Season: £650
Low Season: £550

Yachtmaster Prep

Suggested Pre-Course Experience
50 days, 5 as skipper, 2500 miles, 5 passages over 60 miles, including 2 as skipper, up to half of this can be non-tidal.
Recommended Knowledge
Navigation to at least Coastal Skipper Shore based level. Boat handling all weathers, man overboard, safety – particularly the collision regulations, meteorology.
Ability After Course
Prepared for the Yachtmaster examination.
Minimum Duration
5 days + 2 for RYA Yachtmaster examination.
Course Content
Assessment and coaching of all the disciplines required to pass the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore exam, from mooring under sail, to “blind” navigation exercises
Prices
High Season: £650
Low Season: £550
A separate fee of £155 for the Yachtmaster Exam must be paid directly to the RYA before the exam is taken.

What’s Included

  • 5:1 maximum on all RYA courses. Lower Ratios available (POA)
  • Shared cabins on 40′ yacht
  • Oilskins if required
  • All breakfasts & lunches onboard
  • Two onboard evening meals (courses of 5 nights or more)
  • Showers
  • Onsite Parking

Not Included

  • Marina fees are split amongst crew
  • Any meals ashore
  • Bedding & towels