RYA Practical Courses

From Competent Crew, Day Skipper, to Coastal Skipper, Salty Sailing offers a complete progression through the RYA syllabus.  In addition, we also offer Yachtmaster Preparation weeks and the Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore exams.

If you want to learn how to sail, or progress your sailing in a calm, relaxed and fun environment, Salty Sailing really does have the course to suit you.


Practical sessions are taught on board our 39ft Bavaria Yacht, ‘Precision‘, berthed at Shepards Marina. Starting from our base in Cowes, you will explore the Solent whilst learning the ins and outs of sailing.  The Solent offers one of the best training grounds for sailing in the entire world, as it gives the opportunity to put all the theory into practice, including tides, navigation, shipping channels and so much more.