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RYA Sailing and Yacht Training & Adventure Sailing in Hamble, Southampton

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Located at Hamble Southampton, Hamble School of Yachting (HambleSY) is the leading independent RYA sea school in the UK specializing in RYA Sailing courses, RYA Motor courses and RYA Powerboat courses. Hamble School of Yachting has over 35 years of training experience in providing a full range of sailing courses and lessons as well as courses for professionals to MCA/STCW standards.

Hamble School of Yachting is based in a beautiful location only ten minutes from the motorway network with quick access to the central Solent.


The school also doubles as a yacht charter company and has an unrivalled range of modern yachts - Dufour 36, Dufour 365, Jeanneau 37, Jeanneau Sun Fast 37 and Bavaria Match 38. Solent is a well sheltered sailing ground and a safe environment, making it a perfect location for the yacht charter.

HambleSY also has teamed up with Rubicon 3, the UK's leading adventure sailing operator for ail on a 60' expedition. The school is the official training provider for World Cruising Club.

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Training Programs




Professional MCA/STCW Courses

Beginners RYA Sailing Courses

  • Start Yachting Taster Weekend
  • Essential Navigation & Seamanship Online
  • RYA Competent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • RYA Day Skipper Combined Theory & Practical

Intermediate RYA Sailing Courses

Advanced RYA Sailing Courses

  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep + MCA/RYA Exam
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

Blue Water Sailing Courses

  • 2 Day Weather course
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Sea Survival
  • RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety
  • MCA STCW Medical First Aid (4 days)
  • MCA STCW Medical Care (5 days)
  • Yacht Maintenance

Beginners RYA Motor Cruising

Intermediate RYA Motor Cruising

  • RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
  • RYA Coastal Skipper (Motor)
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation & Exam (Motor)

Advanced RYA Motor Cruising

  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation & Exam (Motor)
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course

Beginners RYA Powerboat Courses

  • RYA Powerboat Level 1
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • RYA Online Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

Intermediate RYA Powerboat Courses

  • RYA Intermediate Powerboat Course
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory

Advanced RYA Powerboat Courses

  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Course

RYA Theory Courses

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory
  • RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
  • RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Course

RYA One-Day Courses

  • RYA SRC/VHF Radio
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA Sea Survival
  • RYA/ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety
  • RYA Diesel Engine Course
  • RYA Radar Course

Interactive Online Courses

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Specialist Courses

  • Own Boat Tuition
  • Yacht Maintenance
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
  • 2 Day Weather course
  • RYA/ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety
  • RYA Cruising Instructor Sail Course
  • Sail Handling Course
  • Flotilla Training
  • Boat Handling Course
  • Ladies Only

Fast Track Yachtmaster Professional Sail Training

RYA DAY SKIPPER (5 weeks)

Certificates Awarded:

  • RYA Competent Crew
  • RYA Day Skipper Shorebased
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical
  • SRC/VHF Radio licence
  • Yacht Maintenance Certificate
  • MCA/STCW Personal Survival Techniques

YACHT MAINTENANCE (7 days)

  • An intensive seven day hands-on practical course which will equip each student with the basic fault-finding and problem-solving skills needed by a skipper together with knowledge to carry out routine maintenance tasks such as painting, antifouling, varnishing and GRP repairs.

RYA COASTAL SKIPPER (4 weeks)

Certificates Awarded:

  • RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory
  • RYA Coastal Skipper Practical
  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Skipper
  • Qualification Examination (for those finishing at Module 2)
  • MCA/STCW Elementary First Aid
  • RYA Radar Course
  • Weather Course

RYA YACHTMASTER OFFSHORE (5 weeks)

Certificate Awarded:

  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore with Commercial Endorsement

LAST UPDATED ON Feb 18, 2020