With just 4 students on board an 8-berth boat you will have a great experience. Join the boat the evening before the course starts to meet your crew mates and instructor. After discussing the plan for the week over a cup of tea, it is heads down ready for the adventure to begin.
We put into practice all you learnt during the RYA theory course.
Preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work, engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.
What about the weather?
It is unusual for us to have to cancel a course due to bad weather but, should this happen, a full refund or rescheduling will be arranged. We will do our best to ensure you have a great sailing and learning experience.
We endeavor to supply as much of what you need as possible. We supply pillows – but not pillow cases. We supply wet weather gear – but not footwear.
So here is a guide as to what you might bring:
Pack your gear in a soft bag or holdall, i.e. not a hard suitcase, as stowage on board is limited. We provide all safety equipment such as lifejackets and harnesses etc.
An excellent outfit, well equipped with good boats and brilliant instructors, that is small enough to give a warm personal service but big enough to cope with the full gamut of yachting experiences.
A group of four of us booked our day skipper practical and theory through First Class Sailing. From the start to finish, they were friendly and professional, making the whole process a very enjoyable experience. Our instructor Graham, was excellent, he made us feel at ease from the moment we arrived at the boat for our first weekend and had a fantastic teaching style; we learnt so much whilst having great fun at the same time. The food supplied was good, boat was new, clean and in good condition. Would certainly use First Class again for any future courses and would recommend without hesitation.
First Class Sailing should be your only choice for embarking on any theoretical or practical learning experience you may require. Regardless of previous experience it is defiantly No1. Choice for getting the best start around your sailing experience requirements.
I have completed competent crew, theory/practice day skipper and VHF courses with First Class Sailing. All were conducted to the highest standard, with excellent very experienced instructors. Easy booking online, plus friendly and efficient office support when needed. Will use First Class Sailing again.