Develop your yachting expertise
Our practical courses come complete with use of oilskins, food and accommodation onboard plus RYA log books where appropriate.
Whatever yachting skills you want to learn – and however far you want to progress your qualification – you’ll find the ideal course at UKSA.
Our range of courses starts with a weekend taster for beginners.
- Start Yachting – A weekend course for complete beginners. It teaches you how to steer a yacht, do rope work, trim sails and be aware of safety on board. This course can count towards an RYA Competent Crew qualification.
- From there, you can move up through Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster – gaining new skills as you go.
Interested in teaching?
If you want to teach up to Day Skipper level, you can take our Cruising Instructor course. The cruising instructor certification is also a great stepping stone towards Yachtmaster instructor.
And if you’ve set your sights on long-haul ocean sailing, you can take our three-part RYA Yachtmaster Ocean training, which includes a three-week ocean passage.
Navigation is a vital part of safe and successful yachting. Our navigation courses help you improve your skills as you prepare for RYA qualifications.
- You can study for RYA Radar Certification with our introduction to using radar in small boats to avoid collisions and to navigate.
- Our RYA Day Skipper Shore-based and practical combined programme enable you to complete both the theory and practical training for RYA Day Skipper in one 9-day course.
For those more advanced sailors
For more advanced sailors, our Yachtmaster Shore-based programme offers an advanced course in the theory of navigation and meteorology and our Yachtmaster Ocean Shore-based course covers celestial navigation, worldwide meteorology and voyage planning.