RYA Training


Learn to sail or take your skills to the next level

Blue Reach Charters are an RYA accredited training school, able to deliver all the practical and shore based components of the RYA training courses.  We also run a popular Catamaran Handling course, ideal for experienced monohull sailors looking to explore the world of catamaran sailing.

Practical courses are run aboard Blue Tango and commence in the Solent.  Departure is normally from Haslar Marina, although courses can be based from other locations, such as Southampton or Chichester, if this is more convenient.  Land based First Aid, Navigation and Radio courses are run from Haslar Marina. 

Prices include a maximum pupil/instructor ratio of 4:1, meals and drinks on board, mooring fees and fuel, and accommodation aboard Blue Tango for multi-day courses.

Please contact us for availability, seasonal discounts and reductions for couples and group bookings.

If you require alternative dates please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs.

Courses Available

Below is the information for our most popular courses.  If the dates are not suitable or you require a more advanced RYA course, such as the Yacht Master, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to accommodate your needs wherever possible. 

Catamaran Handling

RYA Start Yachting

RYA Competent Crew

RYA Day Skipper Tidal Practical

 

Catamaran Handling

Previous Experience Required

No previous catamaran experience is necessary. Day Skipper or higher qualifications are required.

Duration

This course is 2 days; Onboard accommodation is provided for the extent of your course together with diesel costs, berthing fees and all onboard meals. Special dietary requirements are catered for.

Content

This course is undertaken by competent and experienced monohull sailors who wish to understand the differences of sailing a catamaran. The course provides a short introduction to sailing and handling a catamaran at close quarters. By the end of the course, participants will have experienced manoeuvring a catamaran, sail handling, windage and be aware of the differences handling a catamaran to a monohull.

2016 Dates

2nd - 3rd April: Full

9th - 10th April: Full

7th - 8th May

14th - 15th May: Full

17th - 18th May

29th - 30th June

13th - 14th July: Full

13th - 14th August

3rd - 4th September

 
Prices from £350

 


RYA Start Yachting

Previous Experience Required

No previous experience necessary

Duration

This course is 2 days and can be run over a weekend. During the course you are accommodated onboard our catamaran.

Content

This course provides a short introduction to sail cruising for novices. By the end of the course, participants will have experienced steering a catamaran, sail handling, rope work and be aware of safety on board. (Can obtain Competent Crew by completing a further 3 days)

2016 Dates

9th - 10th April: Full

7th- 8th May: only 2 places remaining

18th - 22nd August

 
Prices from £350

 


RYA Competent Crew

Previous Experience Required

No previous experience necessary

Duration

This course is 5 days or can be run over 2 weekends.

Content

This course introduces the complete beginner to cruising and teaches personal safety, seamanship and helmsmanship to the level required to be a useful member of the crew of a cruising yacht.

2016 Dates

5th - 6th March: only 2 places remaining

11th - 13th March: only 2 places remaining

30th April - 4th May

7th - 11th August

18th - 22nd August

 
Prices from £700

 


RYA Day Skipper Tidal Practical

Recommended Previous Experience

5 days sailing experience, 100 miles, 4 night hours and to hold the RYA Day Skipper theory certificate

Duration

This course is 5 days.

Content

This course teaches pilotage, navigation, seamanship and boat handling up to the standard required to skipper a small cruising yacht safely by day in tidal waters with which the student is familiar.

2016 Dates

5th - 6th March: only 2 places remaining

11th - 13th March: only 2 places remaining

30th April - 4th May

21st - 29th May: Full

7th - 11th June

18th - 22nd August

 
Prices from £700

 

Mile Builder Cruises

Channel Islands Cruise: 23rd July - 7th August. FULLY BOOKED