RYA Courses – Practical & Theory

RYA qualifications are known and respected the world over.

Hamble Point Sailing School run a full programme of RYA sailing and powerboating courses and RYA yachting courses from our Hamble Point school yachting base.  We can also help you with taking a course in an overseas locations.  Sailing and powerboating courses for beginners right through to becoming an Ocean Yachtmaster are available throughout the year.

All our RYA courses will be at a maximum ration of 5 students to 1 instructor.

Choose a course below to view more details or contact us directly to enquire which is best for you.  Many more courses available so if you do not see what you are looking for just ask.

Courses and Events

 

Practical Sailing Courses

Powerboat Level 1 & 2

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. The course introduces you to b

RYA Start Yachting Course

Our RYA Start Yachting course is a short introduction to sailing for complete beginners. By the end of the RYA Start Yachting course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework

RYA Competent Crew

The RYA Competent Crew is a course for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtual

ICC (International Certificate of Competence)

ICC (International Certificate of Competence) is a requirement for anyone who wishes to charter outside the UK. If you are planning to sail or cruise within Europe and the Mediterranean, the RYA recom

RYA Day Skipper Practical

The RYA Day Skipper Practical is a course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to g

RYA Coastal Skipper

Our RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course offers advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, wanting to undertake coastal passages by d

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep & Exam

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper course is suitable for the more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Day Skipper level plus a knowledge of navigation, meteorology, collision regul

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation & Exam

The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is suitable for the more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to at least the RYA Coastal skipper practical level plus have a good knowledge of navigation, meteo

Ladies RYA Course

Ladies RYA course with our very own female Instructor Take your pick of completing your Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Preparation or just to come along and have some fun with others. As a s

 

Powerboating-courses

Mid-week social day sail

Join us for a fun, full mid-week social day sail on the Solent with one of our experienced skippers. We are ideally placed to get you out into the Solent for a full day on the water, joining us at 9.1

Social Sailing

A social sailing trip for everyone from absolute beginners to the more experienced sailor. A rough itinerary Friday: Meet at the boat around 1800, get settled and head out for dinner then sleep on the

 

Theory Courses

ICC (International Certificate of Competence) – distance learning (through Navathome)

ICC (International Certificate of Competence) – distance learning (through Navathome) is a requirement when sailing in foreign countries. The ICC is the proof you need to show a minimum qualific

Upgrade from ICC or Essential Navigation to Day Skipper (through Navathome)

Upgrade from ICC or Essential Navigation to Day Skipper (through Navathome) with this course. This course is essentially the DAY Skipper theory course excluding the plotter and dividers. Pre course re

RYA Essential Navigation – distance learning online

RYA Essential Navigation course requires no previous knowledge and teaches you the essential navigation and seamanship skills to take a vessel out to sea. The Essential Navigation course is an online

RYA Day Skipper shorebased theory – distance learning online (through Navathome)

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory provides you with the theory knowledge required to enable you to safely Skipper a boat in waters you know during the hours of daylight prior to going on a Day Skipper

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Courses – classroom

RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory Courses are five days long and provide you with the theory knowledge required to enable you to safely Skipper a boat in waters you know during the hours of daylight p

RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Shorebased Theory Courses- distance learning online (through Navathome)

RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Shorebased Theory Courses are intended to provide the theory knowledge required to help you pass RYA Yachtmaster practical exams first time. RYA Yachtmaster/Coastal Shorebased

RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory course – classroom

RYA Yachtmaster Shorebased Theory Course is intended to provide the theory knowledge required to help you pass RYA Yachtmaster practical exams first time. Yachtmaster theory is the pinnacle of all the

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster theory – distance learning online (through Navathome)

RYA Ocean Yachtmaster theory – unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids. This course is for those as

Private RYA Navigation theory courses

Hamble Point Sailing School are able to deliver RYA training to suit you schedules and include a more focussed 2-day introduction course to navigation for clients who head out closer to home. For indi

RYA Interactive CEVNI Test – Distance learning online

RYA Interactive CEVNI Test – European Code for Inland Waterways (Code Europeen des Voies de la Navigation Interieure) governs navigation on all interconnected waterways of Europe. The CEVNI is t

RYA First Aid 1 Day Training Courses

RYA First Aid 1 day training courses are designed to prepare you for First Aid situation in a marine environment. The RYA First Aid 1 day training courses cover everything from minor bumps and scrapes

RYA VHF SRC Interactive Training & Exam

The RYA VHF SRC Interactive Training & Exam syllabus includes basic VHF operation, the correct VHF frequencies, use of DSC (Digital Selective Calling) and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress & Saf

Professional Practices and Responsibilities – distance learning

Professional Practices and Responsibilities – distance learning Each year approximately 4,500 people apply to the RYA for a commercial endorsement in order to use their RYA qualifications profes

RYA Radar 1 Day Training Course

RYA Radar 1 day training courses are an essential RYA course for anyone carrying a radar set on their vessel. The RYA Radar 1 day training courses will introduce you to the shortcomings of your radar

RYA Sea Survival 1 Day Training Courses

RYA Sea Survival 1 Day Training Courses are designed to teach the basics of sea survival in a safe environment to ensure that you have the skills to deal with a problem should it arise. During the RYA

 

Other Courses and Events

Powerboat Level 1 & 2

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. The course introduces you to b

Round the Island Race & Training May 29 & 30 2020

Race training day on Friday 29th May and Round the Island Race day on Saturday 30th May 2020. Package includes: Like most yacht racing events that we participate in, we include yacht race training to

Round Ireland Race, Training & Qualifier June 2020

Race package dates: • Training weekend – Cowes, Isle of Wight – 6th & 7th June 2020 • Qualifier & delivery – Cowes to Wicklow, Ireland – 17th to 19th June 2020

RORC Morgan Cup – Cowes to Cork – July 8th to 10th 2020

Package includes: Race skipper and mate Race entry Yacht berthing Food whilst racing What is so special about the RORC Morgan Cup? As always the RORC races provide the opportunity for some great off

Lonely Rock Race, training and qualifying passages – Summer 2020 – Price on application

Although the race will start on Sunday 16th August 2020, the race campaign starts ahead of this with a series of training weekends and qualifying passages. The dates of the training sessions and offsh

Volvo Cork Week July 13th to 19th 2020

Race training day on Sunday 12th July and Volvo Cork Week Regatta first race on Monday 13th July 2020 Cork Week Regatta 2020 starts and finishes in Crosshaven in Southern Ireland. Travel to the Irelan

Palermo Montecarlo Offshore Race 20 -26th August 2020

Palermo Montecarlo Offshore Race 20-26th August 2020 An offshore race organised by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia and Yacht Club de Monaco and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The race passes through a “

Rolex Middle Sea Race October 2020 with Team Tigress

We can’t wait to take on this formidable challenge again.  The elements and stunning course is waiting for us. We are there for the adventure and to give others the chance to experience a must

RORC Transatlantic Race – January 2021 – Price on application

RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE PREPARATION PROGRAMME: 5TH TO 8TH JANUARY 2021 RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE START: 9TH JANUARY 2021 APPROXIMATE FINISH: SOON AFTER THE 23RD JANUARY 2021* (*Note- this race can take

Taittinger Regatta & Training 16th to 19th July 2020

Training day on Thursday 16th July and Regattta on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July 2020. Sponsored by the Champagne Taittinger and hosted by the Royal Solent Yacht Club from Yarmouth in the Western So

Mid-week social day sail

Join us for a fun, full mid-week social day sail on the Solent with one of our experienced skippers. We are ideally placed to get you out into the Solent for a full day on the water, joining us at 9.1

Private Sailing Tuition

Private Sailing tuition is a particular specialty of Hamble Point Sailing School. Let us tailor-make your tuition for you. If you have any knowledge gaps, would prefer to carry out your RYA training i

Cowes Week – IRC & Cruiser Divisions August 2020

Global Yacht Racing offers racing in two divisions: IRC Racing Division or Performance Cruiser Division We offer racing options both with and without spinnakers. Indeed the cruising classes are very p

Own Boat Tuition

Own Boat Tuition is something we specialise in. At Hamble Point Yacht Charters we understand that sometimes you want to learn in the familiar environment of your own yacht. Our instructors can work w

Mile Building Cruises

Mile Building Cruises have been created to give you an opportunity to cross the Channel under the guidance of an experienced instructor. During your Mile Building Cruise the yacht will normally set s

ARC Transatlantic Race – November 2020

PRE-ARC RACE PREPARATION PROGRAMME: 17TH TO 21ST NOVEMBER 2020 ARC RACE START: 22ND NOVEMBER 2020 APPROXIMATE FINISH: SOON AFTER THE 12TH OF DECEMBER (*Note- this race can take between 14 and 21 days

Les Violes de St Tropez September 26 – October 5 2020

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez’s unique combination of competition, sportsmanship and conviviality attracts crews, owners and spectators from across the globe for an action-packed programme of thrilli

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Specialised sailing, racing and powerboat courses

The RYA courses detailed in our RYA section are not the only sailing courses or opportunities that we offer. We also provide a variety of specialised courses from mile building cruises and own boat tuition, to skippers skills, social sailing weekends and powerboat courses. If you want to try something a bit different, a bit more exciting, why not try racing. We are offering places onboard a variety of different races, taking place in the Solent and further afield, including crossing the Atlantic Ocean in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) race! Choose from the links below to learn more about each course and race opportunities.

More Sailing Opportunities

Racing

Powerboat Courses

Not sure what course is right for you or don't see what you're looking for? Get in touch and talk it through with us.

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