Courses start at 0900 on Monday morning and finish by 1600 on Friday.

Our 5 day sailing courses are suitable for anyone wanting to book the following:

The courses listed below can be booked and paid for online, please note the booking and payment process for courses is managed by our parent company SeaRegs Training. When you click the book now button you will be transferred to the SeaRegs online booking management system.  

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your course choice and/or pay by bank transfer or cheque.

It is not possible to run a Day Skipper Sail alongside a Coastal Skipper Sail on the same yacht, so if you require one of these please ensure the course you book mentions the correct course in the title.

We accept the following cards for online booking, please contact the office if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer.Worldpaylogos Click to view our Terms and Conditions including our refund policy.

Plymouth Course Dates

Course Date Duration Price
RYA Day Skipper Sail / Competent Crew 4 Mar - 8 Mar 2024 5 day £ 760.00 Book Now
RYA Day Skipper Sail / Competent Crew 11 Mar - 15 Mar 2024 5 day £ 760.00 Sold Out

Plymouth Sailing School and Plymouth Powerboating has courses running throughout the year, the next couple of months course dates are listed above however most of the year has already been planned. Please contact us for details of dates not listed, practical courses take place most weeks and weekends from March through to November and less frequently from November to February.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your course choice and/or pay by bank transfer or cheque.

We accept the following cards for online booking, please contact the office if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer.Worldpaylogos Click to view our Terms and Conditions including our refund policy.

Weather on Courses: When training on our vessels, we are always subject to environmental conditions. Some courses can be more affected than others. We are based in Plymouth, therefore we are subject to the vagaries of British weather. On any given week or weekend, we can have no wind, too much wind, fog, too much sun, snow – sometimes they all happen on the same day….

On sailing courses wind is the key issue. Therefore there is a rare chance that you may not sail every day. If we can sail safely, we will. In high winds, luckily, Plymouth is a very sheltered harbour from most wind directions, therefore we can often get to shelter and then sail in those areas within our very large harbour and rivers. Please also bear in mind that if we cannot sail, we will cover theory subjects as all RYA practical courses still have approximately 30% theory in the course which we normally break up into chunks throughout the week/weekend, but we may save them for the windy/no wind/foggy times.

In extremes: There are also those weekends or weeks when the weather is simply diabolical and we get a week of Force 9-10’s when we may just call and stop the course, usually beforehand if it is well forecast. More often than not we get a day or so of poor weather and work around it.

All courses: On all courses our aim is to complete the course in the safest way possible, covering all the theory and practical elements. We are not able to guarantee courses will have practical sessions on every day as we will work around the weather forecast