Learn to Sail Courses

Sail Camps -  RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Courses during Sail Camps cover the complete RYA Cruising and Yachtmaster Scheme syllabus.  We currently run shore-based programmes within schools, and in our classrooms near Southampton Airport. 

RYA Shorebased Courses

Quaystage Training's Shorebased Theory courses are taught in our classrooms near Southampton Airport and London and also in schools we work with around the country.

We run a variety of 1 day and 5 day shorebased courses. Some of the 5 day courses (as with our practical courses too) may be taken over 3 weekends if that fits your schedule better. We follow the RYA syllabus for all of our courses and award RYA certificates as appropriate.

Learn about navigation, first aid, engines, and using a radio


RYA Theory Courses teach navigation from beginner courses to more advanced Yachtmaster level. The courses cover tide calculations, tidal streams, course to steer, estimated positions and use of GPS navigation systems.

The one day specialist courses teach useful and essential background knowledge and skills.

You can see the complete list of shorebased courses below.

You can also follow these links to more detailed information on each of the courses:

PIMG 40882ractical Courses - Sailing 

Proposed Fast-track Yachtmaster Programme

Thinking of become a marine professional in the sailing and yachting industry?  Quaystage is looking at running a Yachtmaster Professional Fast-track Course from September 2016. (Subject to RYA Training Centre recognition)

This will be  course is an intensive programme of theory and practical sailing instruction designed to progress a fairly inexperienced sailor to a qualified commercially endorsed Yachtmaster. On passing your Yachtmaster exam you will have the  necessary certificates and sufficient practical experience to start a career as a professional in the marine yacht industry. 

Alternatively this is a great option for anyone looking for a life-changing experience, either during a gap year or career break.

Contact us to find out more or contact the RYA for information about centre currently able to offer this scheme. 

Find out more about Fast-track courses

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Why  do your RYA Course with Quaystage Training?

  •  First class, paitent training
  • Delivery is friendly and encouraging 
  • Guidance every step of the way
  •  You grow in confidence throughout your course,
  • Your feel assured of your abilities on the water.

A sneak peak in to the courses!

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