Learn To Sail

The Solent is the UK’s foremast area for learning how to sail and Equinox Sailing is an excellent choice of sailing school, based in Hamble and London. As an RYA Sailing School Equinox offer courses for all levels of people who want to learn to sail, including complete novices anxious to see whether they enjoy yachting.

Equinox offer two great RYA courses options for those looking to begin to learn:

RYA Start Yachting course: This course is an ideal taster course aimed at novices and beginners. Ideal for people who are completely new to sailing, or new to yachts, and would like to see how they like sailing yachts. This course runs over a weekend and during the 2 days, covers the basics of sails, sea safety, ropes and motor sailing. You will learn how to handle sails, tie knots, and get an introduction to controlling a yacht under both engine and sail. At the end of the course, you will have learned the basics of sailing and will receive a RYA certificate.

RYA Competent Crew course: This is the foundation level RYA Sailing Course for those learning to sail, which goes further than the Start Yachting Course, running over 5 days, giving you more first-hand experience in the key areas of boat handling, motoring and sailing. On the Competent Crew course you get to grips with all the basics. At the end of the course, you will feel confident on a yacht and have a certificate to prove you are a useful member of crew.

So if you are looking to take the plunge and learn to sail, give Equinox Sailing a call today on 0207 002 7676.

Beyond learning to sail basics

Beyond learning to sail basics Equinox offer cruises, in-shore and off-shore racing and further formal courses for those wishing to progress to RYA Day Skipper or RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster standards. Equinox cruises are a relaxed way to consolidate your newly learned sailing skills, or a way for rusty skills to be refreshed and polished.

After you have begun to learn to sail, you can build on the RYA Competent Crew by doing a Day Skipper Theory and then Day Skipper Practical course, after which you will be able to charter and skipper a yacht both in the UK or overseas. In addition to the RYA Day Skipper Equinox also offer the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) which is the other widely international recognized qualification for boat charter.

Equinox holds its Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory courses in London and Hamble, so we are probably closer than you think.

If you want to get out on the water enjoying yourself then call Equinox today on 0207 002 7676 and talk to us about learning to sail.