theory courseThe dates of Sail YSL’s RYA theory courses over winter 2013/2014 are now online – and booking up fast.

Day Skipper courses will be running on the following dates:

11/12, 18/19 & 25 January 2014 (just 2 spaces remaining)
8/9, 15/16 & 22 March 2014 (5 spaces remaining)

I’ve also had an enquiry for a Day Skipper course in December 2013. The dates would be 16-20 December, but I need at least one more person for the course to run. If you would be interested in getting your theory course under your belt before Christmas, I urge you to contact me as soon as possible.

A Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper course will be running on the following dates:

15/16, 22/23 February & 1 March 2014 (5 spaces remaining)

Day Skipper is an entry-level course in basic seamanship, navigation and meteorology and requires no prior experience. If you want to be able to charter a boat in the Mediterranean, Day Skipper is the ideal qualification, so why not use the winter to complete your theory part? You can then do your practical early in the 2014 season, leaving you the rest of the season to charter while it’s still fresh in your mind.

Info about Day Skipper courses

Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper is an advanced course in seamanship, navigation and meteorology and is the next step if you have already completed your Day Skipper qualification. Whilst the majority of the subjects are much the same as in the Day Skipper course, the content is much more in-depth and the level of knowledge required is much more demanding. However, there is no obligation to complete Day Skipper before embarking on Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper theory, providing you have a thorough grasp of the concepts.

Info about Yachtmaster courses

If you are not already familiar with the material covered at Day Skipper, you are likely to struggle with the Yachtmaster course. In case you are unsure which course is most suitable for you, you can test yourself to find your level.

Day Skipper or Yachtmaster for me?

The winter may be a time when only the most hardy sailors are on the water, but that doesn’t mean it has to be an off-season! Why not use the next few months to get a head start on the 2014 summer season?

Book now to avoid disappointment, as they say 😉