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RYA Sailing and Powerboat Training in Brixham, Devon

torbay sea school

Torbay Sea School is an RYA training centre and professional Sea School based in the South Devon fishing port of Brixham. Torbay Sea School offers a large variety of courses ranging from basic introduction to sailing and powerboat, up to the full RYA Yachtmaster qualification. The shore-based theory courses are taught in the classroom in Brixham and, practical sailing courses are normally conducted on the 2011 Bavaria 36.

The Powerboat courses are conducted in the 7.8 meter Ribcraft with a 200hp Suzuki 4 stroke outboard. Torbay Sea School is a certified lifejacket service & maintenance centre for Ocean Safety and Remploy Leisure (CE)& Commercial Lifejackets. If you need to build miles towards any qualifications, the school has a bi-annual circumnavigation trip of the British Isles named the Round Britain Experience.

Training Programs


Sailing Courses

  • Tuition on board your own boat
  • RYA Start Yachting Experience (2 day weekend)
  • RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper Course (5 days)
  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Preparation (5 days)
  • Combined 9-day Day Skipper 

Power Courses

  • Tuition on board your own boat
  • RYA Powerboat Level 1 (1 day)
  • RYA National Powerboat Certificate (Level 2) (2 days)
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat (2 days)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat (2 days)
  • Pre-Assessment for Powerboat Instructor (0.5 day)
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor (3 days)
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor (2 days)

Shore-Based Courses

  • CEVNI Test (Inland Waterways ICC)
  • RYA Sea Survival (1 day)
  • VHF / SRC (1 day)
  • RYA Radar(1 day)
  • Diesel Engine (1 day)
  • RYA First Aid (1 day)
  • Day Skipper Shore-Based Intensive (5 days)
  • Coastal / Yachtmaster Shore-Based Intensive (6 days)

Motor Courses

  • Tuition on board your own boat
  • Introduction to Motor Cruising (1 day)
  • RYA Helmsman (2 days)
  • RYA Day Skipper (4 days)
  • RYA YachtMaster Preparation (4 days)
  • Combined Day Skipper (8 days)

Fast-Track Courses

  • Day Skipper (3 weeks)
  • Yachtmaster Coastal (9 weeks)
  • Yachtmaster (14 weeks)
  • Mile Building

Online Interactive Courses

  • Professional Practices & Responsibilities (PPR)
  • Essential Navigation & Seamanship
  • VHF Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC)
  • CEVNI (Inland Waterways Course)

LAST UPDATED ON Mar 01, 2017

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