Female only courses
We are now pleased to be able to offer RYA Competent crew and RYA Day Skipper female only courses.
With a maximum of 4 students to one female instructor.
Many females would love to learn to sail but feel nervous about the perception that it is a male dominated sport. Also females tend to learn differently than men, and by offering female only courses, you will learn to sail and gain confidence with other like-minded females in an atmosphere that is tailored towards you as a female.
Here is a quote from a lady who has asked many times for a course with only ladies on board:
“What a great idea, I would feel a lot more comfortable doing a course with other ladies. I always feel a bit nervous on board with men, as though they are judging me. This would be amazing.”
RYA Competent Crew previous experience
RYA Day Skipper previous experience
- 5 days aboard as an active crew member
- 100 recorded miles
- 4 night hours
- Theory knowledge to Day Skipper Standard - please also read the RYA Day Skipper Theory Syllabus to ascertain if your knowledge is to this level.
Cost per person
- Accommodation on board for the duration of the course + Friday night at the end of the course free of charge and if you need to stay on board on the Saturday night after the course we charge a nominal fee of £15 (be aware though that at weekends we may need access to the boat in the day ).
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Bedding (Duvet and 2 pillows)
- Towels (Hand and bath towel)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (including homemade cake!)
- 1 evening meal with wine
- Use of wet weather gear
- Use of lifejackets and safety lines
- All mooring fees including water and electricity
Bookings & Info
Recommended RYA Books for the Competent Crew Course
|Buy RYA Competent Crew (2nd Edition) Handbook at the RYA Shop|
|Buy RYA Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook at the RYA Shop|
Recommended RYA Books for the Day Skipper Course
To help you in your personal preparation for the course we can advise the following book/s.
If you click on the link it will take you directly to the RYA website to the appropriate page where you can order it and have it dispatched directly to you.
|Buy RYA Day Skipper Handbook - Sail at the RYA Shop|
|Buy RYA Navigation Handbook at the RYA Shop|
|Buy Rules of the Road Cockpit Card at the RYA Shop|
|Buy Yachtmaster Scheme Syllabus and Logbook at the RYA Shop|