Practical Training Courses

SYC Training Practical CoursesRYA Coastal Skipper and Day Skipper Courses.

We are running practical courses in conjunction with renowned RYA recognised training operator Fairview Sailing, which means we can now offer members competitively priced practical courses in the spring to enable you to obtain your Competent Crew, Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper qualification.

Fairview use new superior quality yachts, we have arranged to use their Beneteau Oceanis 38s, which have 3 cabins, 8 berths. There is a maximum of 5 students per yacht.

The Instructor for the course is Peter Launchbury, who has instructed Coastal Skipper and Day Skipper Theory courses at SYC for a number of years and has sailed for most of his life. Peter's qualifications include Yachtmaster, Sail and Power, all commercially endorsed by the RYA/MCA, additionaly a Yachtmaster Instructor with considerable experience in both Practical and Shore-based training. He is also a SRC Instructor / Assessor.


Course Dates

These practical courses run in conjunction with Fairview Sailing in the Spring are designed to help SYC members quickly and economically achieve success in Competent Crew, Day Skipper or Coastal Skipper. These courses will be sailed from Port Hamble Marina on the following dates:
• Sunday 27th March to 1st April 2022
Coastal Skipper Course Dates (click for RYA course information)
• Sunday 3rd to Friday 8th April 2022
Further course dates may be confirmed later in the season depending on demand, but all courses commence on the Sunday evening and end on Friday afternoon.


The fee of £650 per person for SYC members (£699 for non-members) includes top quality instruction, use of the yacht and quality wet weather gear and food for the duration of the course. Fuel and mooring charges are paid while aboard and will be around £20 per person.


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