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May
18
Sat
2019
May Day Skipper Plus @ RYA Start Yachting
May 18 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 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 you're looking for.

Equinox Day Skipper Plus Course Content

Spend a weekend refreshing your RYA Day Skipper skills with a qualified RYA Instructor. If you are looking to bridge the gap between RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper then learn some new skills.

New Skills

  • Refreshing Day Skipper skills
  • Advanced pilotage techniques
  • Advanced boat handling under sail and engine
  • Seamanship
  • Navigation

Join the boat on Friday evening and meet your instructor and crew, start your course on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon.

Useful literature

The RYA Day Skipper Practical Course Notes is a useful book both during the course and as an aide memoire after your course, and can be purchased for £10 – please let us know if you would like to order a copy when you are booking your course.  We also have a section on sail handling that contains some worksheets you might find useful.

RYA Theory Course Videos

We now have a set of RYA Theory Course tuition videos and Equinox Sailing Manual to accompany all our theory courses.

After your course

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

Course Details

Previous experience required RYA Day Skipper

Duration 2 days

Cost £250

Meals ashore and mooring fees, which are split between the students, are not included.

To Book

Booking Form

Included on course

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

Wondering what to do next?

Why not continue the RYA qualifications and complete the RYA Coastal/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 Specialist Courses

Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

Further Information

Contact Us

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

Who are the RYA?

Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Wales Mile Builder; Hamble to Pwllheli @ Equinox Hamble
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm

An early summer 5-7 day mile building cruise starting from Hamble on the Solent to Pwllheli in North Wales.  Sailing along the Jurassic Coast, Devon and Cornwall to Land’s End then north to Cardigan Bay.

Areas of interest and potential places to stop include: Dartmouth, Falmouth/Helford River, Milford Haven, New Quay and Barmouth.

The cost includes meals while sailing and mooring fees, it does not include meals ashore.

Cost £550

Pwllheli Marina is a half mile walk from the train station.

Please complete and return a booking form and health declaration form if you would like to join us.

To Book

Booking Form

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Channel Islands and Brittany Rose Granite Coast cruise @ RYA Competent Crew
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm

Join us to put your new found skills into practice and complete the RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper course over 7 days. The 7-days will provide the opportunity to explore new sea areas and get some proper sailing experience.

The course will start in Hamble, cross the Channel to the Islands and along the spectacular granite coastline of Brittany, before returning to Hamble.

Heavy weather options would explore west along the coast to Devon and possibly across the Channel during the weekThe trip is also available to those who wish to cruise, and not complete the RYA course.

The cost includes meals while sailing and mooring fees – there are no hidden costs but you expected to cover the costs of any meals ashore.

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 the first day, meet your instructor and crew, and after a safety briefing set off returning on the last day.

Useful literature

The RYA Competent Crew Skills is a useful book both during the course and as an aide memoire 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.

Discounted course when booked with RYA Competent Crew

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.

Course Details

Previous experience required None

Duration 7 days

Max instructor ratio 5:1

Cost £700

To Book

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.

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.

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 other foundation courses we offer.

Or perhaps learn how to become a skipper.

RYA Specialist Courses

Learn more about the Specialist Courses we offer.

Further Information

Contact Us

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

Who are the RYA?

Find out more about the Royal Yachting Association (RYA): Who are the RYA?

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Aug Hebridean adventure cruise @ Scotland Mile Builder
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 9:00 pm

Sail from Oban to the Outer Hebrides, and possibly onto St Kilda, returning to Oban after 8 days of cruising and exploring.
This trip will be an opportunity to sail through the spectacular Highlands, including the Inner and Outer Hebrides; with its stunning scenery and wildlife, this trip will appeal to bird watchers, photographers and adventure sailors.
Besides the relaxing cruising this is an opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience and work towards the next level RYA qualification. There will be opportunities to skipper a passage under instruction.
The trip will start and finish in Oban. Due to the nature of the area we will be sailing, heavy weather options are planned if required. Please note reaching St Kilda will be weather-dependent.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 8 days.

St Kilda Adventure Cruise Itinerary

The exact itinerary will be dictated by the forecast, but we plan on visiting as many different ports as possible during the 7 days.

Meals while sailing are included.

Mooring fees, fuel and boat costs are included. Flights or transfers to/from Oban are not included.

Cost £700

Contact Us

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or if you have any questions.  If you don't have the time for such a long mile builder, we recommend our weekend mile builders.
Sep
7
Sat
2019
Scotland-Solent Mile Builder @ Scotland Mile Builder
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm

The Equinox Scotland-Solent mile builder is a great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience and enjoy some excellent sea passages.  Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor.  En route to our home marina in Hamble we will sail along the West coast of Scotland and the Irish Sea, then South to Lands End and along the South coast of England.

The trip will be an opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their  RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster Qualifications. There will be the two opportunities to skipper a 200 + mile passage under instruction, or shorter passages between stopping ports.

Rho will be completing a number of summer cruises around the Highlands and the Inner and Outer Hebrides. This trip is the delivery of the boat to Hamble after the race over 9 days in late summer. This is a one-way trip but there are good transport links in to Oban, by plane, bus or train.

Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 600 nm and we expect the trip to take 9 days, including stop-overs in Scotland, Wales and the West Country.


Equinox Scotland-Solent Mile Builder 

Itinerary

We plan to stop en route, the stopping points will be decided by the skipper and based on weather but may include Jura, the North coast of Ulster, Holyhead and Falmouth.

Total mileage – 600+ nm

All meals while sailing are included.

Mooring fees, fuel and boat costs are included. Travel to and from Oban and Hamble is not included.

Cost £700

Contact Us

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or if you have any questions.  If you don't have the time for such a long mile builder, we recommend our weekend mile builders.