Whether this will be your first time on a boat or you are already an experienced sailor, you course will be adapted to your specific needs, at the same time as covering the RYA syllabus.
We are one of the few established RYA Sea Schools in the Caribbean and the only one in St Vincent and the Grenadines and we have a team of highly qualified and experienced Instructors teaching the full range of RYA Cruising Courses on a fleet of modern, well maintained and fully equipped yachts. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you require any further information about our courses.
Practical Sailing Courses
For complete beginners
For those with sailing experience and theoretical knowledge
The next step from Day Skipper
Independently examined course
Entry level for working commercially
Learn RYA Theory From The Comfort Of Your Own Home
Introduction to navigation for beginners
Pre-requisite for Day Skipper practical
Pre-requisite for Coastal & Yachtmaster
Other Training Courses
Minimum qualification to legally charter
Learn on your own boat
Polish your skills with an informal tuition
A day course for cruisers wanting to improve their skills
Practice shorthanded and manoeuvring under power
Ideal for dinghy sailors, new sailors or anyone who has already done some crewing but would like to know a little more.
A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. This course should be treated as essential for anyone wishing to complete the Day Skipper practical course. Sail Grenadines recommends completing the theory courses before visiting us in the Grenadines
This teaches you the skills of Pilotage, Navigation, Seamanship and boat handling needed to safely skipper a yacht in a familiar area by day. A very thorough course of skill building which is ideal for anyone who has done a little sailing before, ideally in the form of the Competent Crew Course (and has good theory knowledge). If you have sailed with friends or been on flotillas, we suggest brushing up on the basics before you arrive like knots, parts of the boat and all the competent crew aspects – there is a lot to learn when doing the Day Skipper Practical.
This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology essential before taking the Coastal Skipper practical course
The Coastal Skipper course teaches the skills and techniques required to safely skipper a yacht on coastal or offshore passages by day and night. It is a more advanced course refining and developing skills learn on the Day Skipper Practical
A week of preparation before an exam. The Yachtmaster Coastal exam is for skippers with he knowledge needed to skipper a sailing yacht on coastal cruises but does not necessarily have the experience to undertake longer passages.
A week of preparation before an exam. A Yachtmaster Offshore is competent to skipper a Sailing Yacht on any passage during which the vessel is no more than 150 miles from harbour.
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