This is an elementary course to familiarise people with the requirements to ensure their safety on the water. It is suitable for Yachtsmen and Women, Sports Fisherman, Sea Canoeists, Powerboaters and anyone who wants to spend leisure time on the water.

The subject areas covered include:

  • Seamanship, including terms, ropework, anchorwork, safety.
  • International regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea.
  • Navigation, including chart familiarisation, use of chart instruments, compasses, position fixing, tides and tidal streams.
  • Passage planning and pilotage.
  • Meteorology.

Weekly Evening Classes commence in October for 22 weeks.
Each class duration is of 2 hours.
Course Fee £260.00 + RYA Pack.

Weekend courses are available throughout the year. Each course will operate over two weekends - all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and a fortnight later, all day Saturday and Sunday.
Course fee £395.00 + RYA Pack.

Five day intensive courses take place throughout the year.
Course fee £395.00 + RYA Pack.

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Hoylake Sailing School works in conjunction with several high quality practical schools to provide Practical Sail and Power Courses, usually undertaken the week following your shorebased course. Click here to see what practical courses are available through the RYA.