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RYA Sailing, Powerboat, Motor, Shorebased and Online Interactive Training in Brixham, Devon

torbay sea school

Located at Brixham, Devon, UK, Torbay Sea School  is an established and professional RYA training centre based in the picturesque South Devon fishing port of Brixham specialising in providing customers with a high standard of training, making sure they gain their qualifications with confidence, whilst having fun as they learn. They offer a large variety of courses ranging from basic introduction to sailing and powerboat, up to the full RYA Yachtmaster qualification.

Current school boat is the modern 2017 Dufour 382, a fantastic boat to learn and develop your knowledge on; with her spacious deck layout,dual helm and on-deck plotter, she is easy to handle in close and open quarters.


The powerboat training is currently delivered on an MCA coded 7.8m Ribcraft with a 200hp Suzuki four stroke outboard engine and an E-series Raymarine chart plotter.

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.

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Training Programs




Sailing Courses

  • RYA Start Yachting
  • RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper
  • Combined 9-day Day Skipper Course
  • RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster™ Preparation

Power Courses

  • RYA Powerboat Level 1
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Tender Operator
  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat

Shore-Based Courses

Motor Courses

  • Tuition on board your own boat for up to 3 people
  • Introduction to Motor Cruising
  • RYA Helmsman Course
  • RYA Day Skipper Course
  • RYA YachtMaster™ Preparation
  • Combined Day Skipper Course

Fast-Track Courses

  • Fast-Track Day Skipper
  • Fast-Track Yachtmaster Coastal
  • Fast-Track Yachtmaster Offshore
  • Mile Builders

Online Interactive Courses

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  • Professional Practices & Responsibilities (PPR)
  • VHF Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) Course
  • CEVNI (Inland Waterways Course)
  • RYA Instructor Training
  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

Other Programs

  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

LAST UPDATED ON Feb 18, 2020