Please scroll below for a short description of the wide range of Theory and Practical sailing courses on offer. There is a course for every need and most importantly for every skill or knowledge level. Our theory courses take place in Vienna or Online, whilst our practical sailing courses are in Croatia. If in doubt on what may be right for you, just give us a call at +43 664 88360842 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few very important points that you should take into consideration when comparing prices of practical courses:
- Our practical courses run for a whole week, not for just 5 days!
- You can stay onboard our yacht from the day the courses start (Saturday) until the night AFTER the course ends (Friday to Saturday) at no extra cost, thus saving on accomodation expenses!
- There are no hidden exam fees!
- RYA Handbook and Log book are included in the course, so you don't have to pay separately for them!
RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship
Beginner / Intermediate
A fundamental theory course to learn the basics of navigation. Excellent for both the absolute beginner as well as for the skipper needing a refresh.
Learn the basics about buoyage, lateral and cardinal buoys, rules of the roads, three point fix, safety onboard, tides and weather, where to anchor and how and much more...
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory
An intensive theory course to first refresh navigation basics, and dig deeper on weather, tides and tidal streams, passage planning and pilotage. We will also cover in detail height of tides in primary and secondary ports, course to steer, transits. A must for the skippers who have been day sailing in coastal waters and want to adventure in longer passages, by day and by night and/or in tidal waters.
Three exam papers will lead you to obtain the Yachtmaster shorebased certificate.
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
Learn to navigate without any electronic instruments and only relying on the Sun, the Moon and the stars. A fascinating journey to learn the secrets of how to use a Sextant and prepare you to obtain the Yachtmaster Ocean shorebased certificate.
Outdated stuff? Maybe, as long as the GPS still works...
We will also review key notions of ocean meteorology and ocean passage planning
RYA Competent Crew
The best way to start sailing! Good if you are an absolute beginner or you have been on a boat before and want to play a more active role. This course will introduce you to the basics of sailing without any stress and anxiety and you will become a competent and confident crew member!
RYA Day Skipper
If you already know your way around a sailing yacht and would like to be able to charter one yourself, then this is the course for you! Learn how to confidently moor and leave a pontoon, set sail and anchor safely, to enjoy your sailing vacation with family and friends
RYA Coastal Skipper
You have your Day Skipper licence, but would like to adventure further out and on longer passages? This course main focus is on passage planning, tides, weather forecasts and execute a longer passage in safety by day and by night
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore
A worldwide recognised 'seal' of seamanship! The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore practical course is for those who are ready to leave the shore behind them and set sail in unfamiliar waters. Passage planning, night pilotage, tides and tidal streams all come into play after an intensive theory course and exam
Our RYA practical courses are run in cooperation with: