Intensive Courses at Chatham:
6 Days (Tue – Sun)
Distance Learning (Home Study)
Complete Home study materials provided.
This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology for more experienced skippers and particularly to prepare candidates for Yachtmaster examinations. It includes revision of some aspects of the day skipper shore-based course syllabus but is wider in scope and treats the subject matter in much more depth. It provides all the theoretical knowledge needed to skipper and navigate a yacht safely in tidal waters, inshore or offshore, by day or night.
You will join a small group of other students with similar interests and share the enjoyment of learning new skills. The lessons are interactive so you will have time to complete exercises yourself in class and take part in discussions. There is some homework set after each session and we go over any difficulties at the beginning of the following session. On successful completion of the examination at the end of the course you will be awarded the RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Shorebased course certificate.
Good knowledge of the subject at day skipper level is essential before starting this course.
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Great school, fantastic skippers, and easy to reach from London! Really can recommend the weekend courses if you are busy working.
Friendly but highly professional sail training, both shore-based and practical. Fred and the team are now my "go-to" RYA trainers of choice. After all, if you learn to sail in the Medway and Thames Estuary, in British weather, in February and March, you can probably sail anywhere!
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100% recommended, good people dedicated, learnt a lot from Paul my instructor and Fred the boss.
Absolutely amazing experience. I took part in 2 days Milebuilder. Well prepared. It’s a pleasure to learn from such experienced people like Steve who was a skipper. Highly recommend and hope to return soon.
I've just come back from my first weekend for competent Crew and wow what a great experience. I definitely think I’ve got the sailing bug now. I was nervous before I started the course due to never sailing before. Also, I thought I'd be meeting people completely different from myself, and I wouldn't gel I am covered in tattoos and talk like someone from the cast of Harry brown 😂but everyone was sooo cool and the skipper big Steve was a proper lad and a great teacher! Spoke to us through the whole process, and he also allowed us to make mistakes and build our confidence to get it right. 👌
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