RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Courses avaiable at our sailing school in the UK and Algarve Portugal.

In Faro in the Algarve Portugal

Faro is a great place to learn and only 10 minutes from airport it incorporates the well known Portuguese Algarve and the lesser known Spanish Costa de la Luz.  The area boasts golden sandy beaches, warm weather, crystal clear waters, friendly people, great food, stunning sunsets and the fact that it is tidal makes it a great place to learn, Our unique location in the Ria Formosa and a 3 hour sail to Guadiana river, which is navigable up to 30 miles inland, allows us to sail all year round regardless of the weather, guaranteeing that you will sail every day of your course and there should be no days lost due to bad weather.



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Bristol Channel Yacht Training
The RYA cruising scheme will take the novice sailor, and with both theory and practical courses, build skills taking the student up to accomplished Yachtmaster. For those that wish to work in the sailing industry commercial endorsements are available for the qualifications. The key practical elements of the scheme are


Start Yachting

Competent Crew

Day Skipper

Coastal Skipper

Yacht Master Exam


These are supplemented by shore based theory courses for

Basic Navigation and Safety

Day Skipper

Coastal Skipper &Yachtmaster Offshore

Our training vessel, a Beneteau First 405, provides comfort and safety for students, and is fully compliant with the safety code for commercial operation (60 file from safe haven). Rainbow Seeker is berthed at Swansea Marina giving access the attractive cruising and training area of the Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea and Southern Ireland. The ports and harbours of South Wales and the North Devon coast provide challenging training opportunities, from the quiet secluded bays of the Gower peninsular to the commercial ports of Milford Haven, Cardiff and Bristol. Also likely to be visited are Tenby, Ilfracombe, Clovelly, Watchet, Minehead, Barry and Portishead and the islands of Caldy, Lundy, Steepholm and Flatholm.

Bristol Channel Yacht Training is the training arm of Chepstow and District Yacht Club. Our aim is to offer cost effective training to the aspiring sailor and yachtsman. The charges for all our courses include membership of the club for the current year, which at your choice may be continued for subsequent years. Full information about the club, including club subscriptions, can be found at our website    cdyc.co.uk

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