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Aug
18
Sat
2018
Aug Competent Crew Plus @ RYA Start Yachting
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 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 you're looking for.

Equinox Competent Crew Plus Course Content

Spend a weekend refreshing your RYA Competent Crew skills with a qualified RYA Instructor. If you are looking to bridge the gap between RYA Competent Crew and RYA Day Skipper then 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 and meet your instructor and crew, start your course on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon.

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.

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

After your course

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

Course Details

Previous experience required RYA Competent Crew

Duration 3 days

Available Dates

Available dates

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 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 RYA Start Yachting @ RYA Start Yachting
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm
A Weekend Course This course is aimed at someone who has never sailed before and would like to spend a weekend learning the ropes.  The weekend is designed to give you a taste of yachting, and can reduce the length of the RYA Competent Crew course.

RYA Start Yachting 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 Friday evening and meet your instructor and crew, start your course on Saturday morning, returning Sunday afternoon.

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.

Course Details

Previous experience required None

Duration 2 days

Max instructor ratio 5:1

To book

Booking Form

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 Essential Navigation and Seamanship course or RYA Competent Crew 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.

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 Weekend RYA Competent Crew @ RYA Competent Crew
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 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. The RYA Competent Crew course is an ideal introduction for those new to sailing or dinghy sailors who wish to progress into the RYA Cruising scheme.

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 5 days

Max instructor ratio 5:1

Cost £575

For more information please visit our RYA Competent Crew page

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.

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 Weekend RYA Day Skipper @ RYA Day Skipper
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm

Becoming a skipper is a challenge. Managing your crew, planning your passage and making the correct decisions become easier with practice.  By taking your RYA Day Skipper practical course you can learn the skills necessary to skipper a yacht by day in familiar waters.

 

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 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.

After your course

You will be able to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters. Upon successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper course you will have gained a recognised qualification which is accepted in a number of countries as confirmation of your competence to charter a boat.

Course Details

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

Your certificate will be gained after 5 days over 2 weekends.

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.

Short on time?

If you're 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.

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?

Aug
25
Sat
2018
May RYA Competent Crew @ RYA Competent Crew
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 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. The RYA Competent Crew course is an ideal introduction for those new to sailing or dinghy sailors who wish to progress into the RYA Cruising scheme.

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 Saturday morning, meet your instructor and crew, and after a safety briefing set off returning Wednesday afternoon.

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 5 days

Max instructor ratio 5:1

Cost £525

For more information please visit our RYA Competent Crew page

To book

Booking Form

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?

May RYA Day Skipper @ RYA Day Skipper
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm

Becoming a skipper is a challenge. Managing your crew, planning your passage and making the correct decisions become easier with practice.  By taking your RYA Day Skipper practical course you can learn the skills necessary to skipper a yacht by day in familiar waters.

 

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 Saturday morning, meet your instructor and crew, and after a safety briefing set off returning Wednesday afternoon.

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.

After your course

You will be able to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters. Upon successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper course you will have gained a recognised qualification which is accepted in a number of countries as confirmation of your competence to charter a boat.

Course Details

Previous experience required Basic sailing and theory knowledge to RYA Day Skipper Theory standard

Duration 5 days

Max instructor ratio 5:1

Cost £525

To book

Booking Form

Included on course

RYA accredited instructor, accommodation on board, gas, diesel, breakfast and lunch each day, 2 evening meals. An RYA Log book is available for a nominal fee.

Short on time?

If you're 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.

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?

Channel Mile Builder @ Channel Mile Builder
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm

The Equinox Channel mile builder is great opportunity for sailors of all levels to gain more experience.  Sail at night and out of sight of land, experience living and eating on board all under the watchful eye of your skipper/instructor. It is an ideal opportunity for RYA Day Skippers to gain experience and work towards their  RYA Coastal Skipper or their RYA Yachtmaster Qualifications. There will be the opportunity to skipper a 60nm passage under instruction.
Your skipper will be an RYA Qualified Instructor so you will have the opportunity to learn as you cruise over 250 nm and we expect the trip to take approximately 5 days.
Equinox Channel Mile Builder Itinerary

Commencing in Hamble, the trip will sail along the Jurassic Coast to Portland, Dartmouth and then back to the Solent. We anticipate the trip will take 5 days with stops along the way.

Total mileage – circa 250 nm

All meals while sailing are included.

Mooring, fees/fuel and boat costs are included.

Cost £525

Contact us to express your interest in joining the boat, or if you have any questions.  If you are looking for a shorter mile builder trip, we recommend our weekend mile builders.

Sep
1
Sat
2018
Channel Milebuilder cruise: Dorset, Devon and the Channel Islands
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm

5-day Channel cruise stopping in Devon before sailing across to the Channel Islands before sailing back to the Solent.

Areas of interest and potential places to stop: the Jurassic Coast, Portland, Dartmouth,  and across to the Channel Islands.

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

Cost £525

September RYA Competent Crew @ RYA Competent Crew
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 5 @ 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. The RYA Competent Crew course is an ideal introduction for those new to sailing or dinghy sailors who wish to progress into the RYA Cruising scheme.

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 5 days

Max instructor ratio 5:1

Cost £575

For more information please visit our RYA Competent Crew page

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?

September RYA Day Skipper @ RYA Day Skipper
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm

Becoming a skipper is a challenge. Managing your crew, planning your passage and making the correct decisions become easier with practice.  By taking your RYA Day Skipper practical course you can learn the skills necessary to skipper a yacht by day in familiar waters.

 

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 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.

After your course

You will be able to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters. Upon successful completion of the RYA Day Skipper course you will have gained a recognised qualification which is accepted in a number of countries as confirmation of your competence to charter a boat.

Course Details

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

Your certificate will be gained after 5 days over 2 weekends.

Cost £575

To book

Booking Form

Short on time?

If you're 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.

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?