Shore Based Courses - from beginner through to Yachtmaster

Waterfront Sailing Academy is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association for providing a comprehensive range of shore based courses.

Our aim is to make cruising, sailing and owning a yacht or motor boat a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  We do this by giving you confidence in your abilities thus ensuring we build your competence to the right level.

Below is a brief outline of the RYA courses and a little more.  Please give us the opportunity to discuss your specific requirements - you will find our advice is based on common sense, commercial awareness and most of all, your needs and goals.  

Course Classroom Home Study Skippers Online
Essential Navigation  £175  £125  
Day Skipper                         £399    £295
Yacht Master                      £425    £315
Ocean YM                             £475    £285
VHF/DSC Radio                     £135  £99  
Radar Operation                   £99    
First Aid (RYA partner)         £99    
CEVNI endorsement             £75  £49  
PPR (for Comm. End.)                                  £49  
 Please note that RYA course packs and licence fees are not included in the above prices.

Classroom. Please use Contact/enquiry form, e-mail or call us to discuss options/dates.
Home Study. As classroom, once finalised we will then enrol you via our RYA Interactive Portal
On Line Theory. Please go direct to our On-line enrolment where you can complete the process - Click Here
New- Study and Stay option
We can offer Essential Navigation, Day Skipper and Yacht Master by Study and Stay breaks, in one block or separate weekends. If this option is right for you please complete our Enquiry Form, choosing this option.


We can offer a range of non RYA certified training, for both yacht and motor boat owners, tailored specifically to your requirements. This may include a new owner introductory course for the family, a refresher course on berthing, a more advanced passage planning scenario or advanced sail trim techniques.