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RYA Courses 

Clearwater Sailing offers a full range of RYA Courses both Practical and Theory 
Clearwater Sailing Training courses are operated in conjunction with our partner Haslar Sea School. 

Practical Sailing Courses 

RYA Start Yachting 
A short introduction to sailing for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling, ropework and be aware of safety on board. 
 
Holders of the Start Yachting certificate can go on to complete the Competent Crew course in a reduced time of three days or two weekends. 
 
This course is designed for those completely new to sailing, so if you've always watched from afar and want to have a go at yachting, this really is the place to start.  
 
Course Duration 2 days 
Price £220 
 
RYA Competent Crew 
This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just passengers. 
 
Experience living on board and really get to know the boat. Virtually all the course is hands on. You are the crew - without you the sails won't go up and the boat won't be steered. 
 
By the end of the course you should be able to steer, handle sails, keep a lookout, row a dinghy and assist in all the day to day duties on board. You should also have visited some interesting places and had an enjoyable holiday. 
 
Course Duration: 5 days or 2 weekends (3+2 days) 
Price £495 
 
 
RYA Day Skipper 
A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills. 
 
Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Experience being in charge, taking credit when it all goes well and being responsible when it doesn't. 
 
Pre Requisites
Minimum Age 16 
5 days on board 
100 miles logged 
4 night hours on board a sailing yacht 
Navigation ability to the level of the Day Skipper Shorebased Course 
Basic helming and sailing ability Able to helm close hauled 
Understand sail trim for close hauled, reaching and downwind sailing 
Know when a gybe is about to occur 
Able to hoist, reef and set sails and use a self tailing winch 
 
It is recommended that you attend the and Competent Crew Course before taking this practical course.  
 
Course Duration: Five days, two weekends (3 +2 days) or Three 2 day weekends 
Price £495 
 

Shorebased Course 

Clearwater Sailing offers a wide range of Shorebased training courses for sailors. Each course is designed to help you develop skills in specific areas such as radio, engine maintenance, first aid, navigation and survival. These courses allow you to focus on learning and developing skills while ashore, without the distractions of flapping sails or noisy engines. 
 
RYA Day Skipper Theory 
If your aim is to become a skipper then RYA Day Skipper training is what you're looking for. The RYA Day Skipper shorebased course (sometimes known as the RYA Day Skipper theory course) is the ideal starting point for aspiring skippers, and is a classroom based introduction to navigation and seamanship. The Day Skipper shorebased course aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge to enable them to navigate around familiar tidal and non tidal waters by day and prepares students for progression onto a RYA Day Skipper Sail Practical. 
 
Duration -various options including 5 days please contact us for dates and details 
Price £385 
 
On Line e-course RYA essential navigation theory is also available 
RYA First Aid - One day course £100 
RYA Sea Survival and Safety - One day course £100 
RYA Shortwave VHF radio - One day course £105 
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Mile Building Trips 

Clearwater Sailing Mile Builder trips are designed to help yachtsmen and women build sea miles, experience and confidence on longer and more challenging passages than is often possible on RYA courses.  
 
With an RYA qualified instructor on board, Mile Builder trips are also a great way for sailors who are at Day Skipper level who may not have been on the water for sometime and to gain the confidence to sail further. 
 
Mile Builder trips are offered year-round and are listed in the Skippered Charter section. Clearwater will be making a number of cross channel trips throughout the year. 
 
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Clearwater Sailing Training courses are operated in conjunction with our partner Haslar Sea School. 
 
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