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Oct
28
Sat
2017
October Competent Crew Plus @ RYA Start Yachting
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm

Have you recently completed your RYA Competent Crew course, and would like to gain some more experience before attending your RYA Day Skipper practical?

Perhaps you attended your RYA Competent Crew course a few years ago and need to refresh your skill?

The Equinox Competent Crew Plus course could just be what your looking for.

Equinox Competent Crew Plus Course Content

Spend a weekend refreshing your RYA Competent Crew skills with a qualified RYA Instructor.
Iif your are looking to bridge the gap between RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper the learn some new skills:-
Piloting in and out of harbours
Anchoring under engine
Picking up a mooring buoy under engine
Basic berthing and un-berthing.
Join the boat on Friday evening meet your instructor and crew, ready to leave on Saturday morning to get a full weekend on the water.

Useful literature
The RYA Day Skipper course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking.  We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.

We now have RYA Competent Crew Course Material and RYA Day Skipper Course Material that you may find useful.

After your course
You will will have refreshed your basic sailing skills and practised some new skills that will help you complete your RYA Day Skipper practical course.

Previous experience required RYA Competent Crew
Duration 2 days

Available dates

Booking Form

Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day.

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list

Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
Already completed the Day Skipper Theory, have a look at our dates for the Day Skipper Practical course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the other foundation courses we offer, of perhaps learn how to become a skipper.

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

October Day Skipper Plus @ RYA Start Yachting
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm
Have you recently completed your RYA Day Skipper course, and would like to gain some more experience before attending your RYA Coastal practical?

Perhaps you attended your RYA Day Skipper course a few years ago and need to refresh your skill?

The Equinox Day Skipper plus course could just be what your looking for.

Equinox Day Skipper Plus Course Content

Spend a weekend refreshing your RYA Day Skipper skills with a qualified RYA Instructor.
If your are looking to bridge the gap between RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper then learn some new skills:-
Refreshing Day Skipper skills
Advanced pilotage techniques
Advanced boat handling under sail and engine
Seamanship
Navigation
Join the boat on Friday evening meet your instructor and crew, ready to leave on Saturday morning to get a full weekend on the water.

Useful literature
The RYA Day Skipper course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking.  We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos and RYA Day Skipper worksheets to accompany our courses

After your course
You will will have refreshed your RYA Day Skipper skills and practiced some new skills that will help you complete your RYA Coastal Skipper practical course.

Previous experience required RYA Day Skipper
Duration 2 days

Booking Form

Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day.

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list

Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course.
Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the skipper and crew development courses we offer.

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

October Weekend #2 RYA Competent Crew @ RYA Competent Crew
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm

New to sailing, spent some time on a yacht and don’t know your bow line from your bowline? Then this could be the course for you.

If you would like a more detailed look at the RYA Competent Crew syllabus then please have a look at Is the RYA Competent Crew course right for me?

RYA Competent Crew Course Content

Experience living on a yacht and visit different ports each night. Learn the fundamentals of handling a boat under sail and under engine. Learn to handle sails, tie knots, and become a useful member of crew.

Join the boat on Monday morning meet your instructor and crew, after a safety briefing set off returning Friday afternoon.

Useful literature

The RYA Competent Crew course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking.  We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.

Book your RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course for £50 instead of £99

After your course

You will have an understanding of sailing and how to be a useful member or crew, gaining a recognised certificate.

Previous experience required None

Duration 5 days over 2 weekends
Max instructor ratio 5:1

Booking Form

Included on course

RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, and RYA log book.

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
Already completed the Day Skipper Theory, have a look at our dates for the Day Skipper Practical course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the other foundation courses we offer, of perhaps learn how to become a skipper.

RYA One Day Courses

RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.

Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

October Weekend #2 RYA Day Skipper @ RYA Day Skipper
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm

Learn to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day.  For a more detailed look at the course please have a look at Is the RYA Day Skipper course right for me?

RYA Day Skipper Course Content
Put your theory into practice and learn to skipper a yacht in familiar waters by day. Learn to leave and return from your berth safely, anchoring, picking up a mooring buoy, recover a man over board, navigation, and safety on board a yacht. Hone your sailing skills, experience sailing at night and enjoy sailing to a different port each evening.

Join the boat on Monday morning meet your instructor and crew, after a safety briefing set off returning Friday afternoon.

Useful literature
The RYA Day Skipper course notes, is a useful book both during the course and as an aid memoir after your course, and can be purchased for £10 please let us know when you are booking.  Please have a look at some other sailing booksyou might find useful.  We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.

After your course
You will be able to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters, gaining a recognised qualification allowing you to charter your own boat.


Previous experience required Basic sailing and theory knowledge to RYA Day Skipper Theory standard
Duration 5 days over 2 weekends
Max instructor ratio 5:1
Booking Form

Included on course
RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 1 evening meal, an RYA log book

To enable you to fully enjoy the course, you will require wet weather gear; a sleeping bag and pillow will also be required. Refer to our comprehensive kit list

Short on time why not try our Intensive RYA Day Skipper course that combines RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course.

Wondering what to do next?
Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course.
Want to experience night sailing and watch systems? Why not join us on one of our mile builders.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?
Learn more about the skipper and crew development courses we offer.

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Nov
11
Sat
2017
November RYA Yachtmaster Theory 3 Weekend Course @ RYA Yachtmaster Theory
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm

An advanced course for more experienced skipper, or those wishing to build on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses are run throughout the year from our base in London.

Please have a look at our article, “Is the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course right for me?” for further information.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Content This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses

Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Interested in gaining seamile? Join us on a mile building trip.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Nov
15
Wed
2017
RYA VHF Exam @ Equinox Sailing
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before booking your RYA VHF Exam students should have completed an online RYA course and passed the pre exam course knowledge check or have attended a classroom course and obtained a signature from your course instructor.

Candidates may be of any Nationality or residency, although the exam will be conducted in English. The minimum age for examination is 16 years old on the day of the exam.

You will need to bring your original application form either signed by your course instructor or your orginal online course certificate with a passport photograph and payment of £60.  Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, cheques should be made payable to the RYA.  You will not be able to sit your exam unless payment is made.  A partial resit can be taken for up to 6 weeks at an additional cost of £15, after this time you would have to rebook your whole exam.

The RYA VHF Exam will include a practical and theory exam.  Students will be given 20-30 minutes to familiarise themselves with the radio simulators.

Practical Exam
The practical exam will be based on scenarios given to you by your assessor and should take around 30 minutes, these will include.

Distress Situations
Be able to identify a distress situation.
Be able to initiate a DSC distress alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
Send a distress call and message by voice.
Respond to a distress alert, call and message, including relay of a distress message.
Know the procedure for cancelling a DSC distress alert sent in error.

Urgency Situations
Be able to identify a urgency situation
Be able to initiate a DSC urgency alert
Send and urgency message by voice.
Respond to an urgency message.

Safety Situations
Be able to identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate
Be able to initiate a DSC safety alert

Routine Communications
Be able to initiate a routine call using DSC, and select an appropriate working channel
Establish communications and exchange messages with other stations by voice.
Enter a group or individual MMSI number
Use the international Phonetic Alphabet.

In addition students should be aware of the following
How to deploy and EPIRB and SART
Know how to test a VHF radio by use of a radio check
How to maintain an appropriate watch on DSC and working channels

Theory Paper
The theory paper is a 30 minute closed book exam, if it has been sometime since you completed your course, it is advised that you spend sometime refreshing your memory.

Available dates

Booking form

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.

If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if your interested in brushing up you sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
November RYA Yachtmaster Theory 3 Weekend Course @ RYA Yachtmaster Theory
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm

An advanced course for more experienced skipper, or those wishing to build on the RYA Day Skipper Theory course.
RYA Yachtmaster Theory courses are run throughout the year from our base in London.

Please have a look at our article, “Is the RYA Yachtmaster Theory course right for me?” for further information.

RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course Content This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather predictions using a barometer and by observation
  • Course shaping and plotting
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Customs and excise regulations for cruising abroad

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses

Previous experience required Day Skipper Theory
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualification and attend a RYA Coastal Skipper course.
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Interested in gaining seamile? Join us on a mile building trip.
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Dec
20
Wed
2017
RYA VHF Exam @ Equinox Sailing
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before booking your RYA VHF Exam students should have completed an online RYA course and passed the pre exam course knowledge check or have attended a classroom course and obtained a signature from your course instructor.

Candidates may be of any Nationality or residency, although the exam will be conducted in English. The minimum age for examination is 16 years old on the day of the exam.

You will need to bring your original application form either signed by your course instructor or your orginal online course certificate with a passport photograph and payment of £60.  Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, cheques should be made payable to the RYA.  You will not be able to sit your exam unless payment is made.  A partial resit can be taken for up to 6 weeks at an additional cost of £15, after this time you would have to rebook your whole exam.

The RYA VHF Exam will include a practical and theory exam.  Students will be given 20-30 minutes to familiarise themselves with the radio simulators.

Practical Exam
The practical exam will be based on scenarios given to you by your assessor and should take around 30 minutes, these will include.

Distress Situations
Be able to identify a distress situation.
Be able to initiate a DSC distress alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
Send a distress call and message by voice.
Respond to a distress alert, call and message, including relay of a distress message.
Know the procedure for cancelling a DSC distress alert sent in error.

Urgency Situations
Be able to identify a urgency situation
Be able to initiate a DSC urgency alert
Send and urgency message by voice.
Respond to an urgency message.

Safety Situations
Be able to identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate
Be able to initiate a DSC safety alert

Routine Communications
Be able to initiate a routine call using DSC, and select an appropriate working channel
Establish communications and exchange messages with other stations by voice.
Enter a group or individual MMSI number
Use the international Phonetic Alphabet.

In addition students should be aware of the following
How to deploy and EPIRB and SART
Know how to test a VHF radio by use of a radio check
How to maintain an appropriate watch on DSC and working channels

Theory Paper
The theory paper is a 30 minute closed book exam, if it has been sometime since you completed your course, it is advised that you spend sometime refreshing your memory.

Available dates

Booking form

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.

If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if your interested in brushing up you sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
January RYA Day Skipper Theory 3 Weekends Course @ RYA Day Skipper Theory Weekend
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – Jan 14 @ 5:30 pm

This courses is run over 3 weekends.

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course Content A comprehensive introduction to navigation and safety, this course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day.  A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.

Subjects include:-

  • Charts and publications
  • Tides and how to use them
  • Weather forecasting
  • Position fixing
  • Use of electronic navigation
  • Emergency and safety procedures including distress calls, use of flares, safety harnesses, lifejackets and liferafts

Short on time why not try our Intensive Day Skipper course that combines RYA Day Skipper Theory and RYA Day Skipper Practical into one course.

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos to accompany all our theory courses


Previous experience required None
Duration 40 hours
Max instructor ratio 12:1
Cost £300

 

All training materials, Almanac and exams are included.
You will need to bring – Pen, 2B pencil, eraser, paper and a Portland plotter and dividers.
We can provide a Portland plotter and dividers for £20 please mention when ordering

Booking Form

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue your RYA qualifications and attend a RYA Day Skipper course
Have a taste for sailing and would like some more experience? Why not come out cruising with us?
Fancy something a little faster? Why not come out racing or on a race training course?

RYA One Day Courses
RYA VHF Course
RYA First Aid
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
RYA Sea Survival Course
Learn more about the One Day Courses we offer.

If you have any other question please contact us or check out our FAQ page

Earn Equinox Sea Miles for the nautical miles you sail with us and redeem them against further Equinox events.
Or perhaps purchase Equinox Sea Miles as a gift for a fellow sailor.

Who are the RYA?

Jan
17
Wed
2018
RYA VHF Exam @ Equinox Sailing
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before booking your RYA VHF Exam students should have completed an online RYA course and passed the pre exam course knowledge check or have attended a classroom course and obtained a signature from your course instructor.

Candidates may be of any Nationality or residency, although the exam will be conducted in English. The minimum age for examination is 16 years old on the day of the exam.

You will need to bring your original application form either signed by your course instructor or your orginal online course certificate with a passport photograph and payment of £60.  Payment can be made by cheque, debit or credit card, cheques should be made payable to the RYA.  You will not be able to sit your exam unless payment is made.  A partial resit can be taken for up to 6 weeks at an additional cost of £15, after this time you would have to rebook your whole exam.

The RYA VHF Exam will include a practical and theory exam.  Students will be given 20-30 minutes to familiarise themselves with the radio simulators.

Practical Exam
The practical exam will be based on scenarios given to you by your assessor and should take around 30 minutes, these will include.

Distress Situations
Be able to identify a distress situation.
Be able to initiate a DSC distress alert, with position and time input manually or automatically.
Send a distress call and message by voice.
Respond to a distress alert, call and message, including relay of a distress message.
Know the procedure for cancelling a DSC distress alert sent in error.

Urgency Situations
Be able to identify a urgency situation
Be able to initiate a DSC urgency alert
Send and urgency message by voice.
Respond to an urgency message.

Safety Situations
Be able to identify a situation in which a safety message is appropriate
Be able to initiate a DSC safety alert

Routine Communications
Be able to initiate a routine call using DSC, and select an appropriate working channel
Establish communications and exchange messages with other stations by voice.
Enter a group or individual MMSI number
Use the international Phonetic Alphabet.

In addition students should be aware of the following
How to deploy and EPIRB and SART
Know how to test a VHF radio by use of a radio check
How to maintain an appropriate watch on DSC and working channels

Theory Paper
The theory paper is a 30 minute closed book exam, if it has been sometime since you completed your course, it is advised that you spend sometime refreshing your memory.

Available dates

Booking form

Unsure which course is right for you? We will attempt to explain the broad, and sometimes confusing, range of sailing courses available.

If you are new to sailing have a look at what other practical and theory courses we offer, or if your interested in brushing up you sailing skills why not have a look at what refresher courses we offer.