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 Practical Training Courses

At Britannia Sailing we run the range of  practical courses on the Suffolk Essex coasts, as well as several courses of our own design to meet customer specific requirements. Courses run over either 3 weekends or 5 days (6 days if including the MCA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster assessment). Weekend courses run from 2000 Friday to 1600 Sunday, and five day courses are from 2000 Sunday to 1600 Friday. One day courses begin at 0900 and finish at 1700 If there are candidates for the MCA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster assessments then an assessor will come on board at the end of the course replacing the instructor. The duration of the assessment will depend upon the number of candidates as well as the weather conditions, most assessments are completed by early evening on Saturday.

You will live on board one of our fully equipped yachts for the duration of the course. With four of five students on each boat, you are ensured a full course with individual attention from the instructor, plus plenty of space and privacy on board. Whatever course you wish to take, all of us at Britannia are confident that we can give you the very best accredited training.

 The following courses are available:-

We also run a comprehensive range of specialist and bespoke courses:-

How about spending a week cruising the coastal ports of the North Sea:-

We are keen to be as flexible as possible to arrange courses on dates that fit around our clients' work and family commitments. As such we do not plan our courses more than a few weeks ahead. Suggested course dates are given, however if the dates shown are not suitable please do contact us and we will make every effort to accommodate your requirements.

 The following is included as part of any course:

  • Accommodation on board one of our MCAapproved yachts
  • Professional instructor who will stay on board with you
  • All meals on board from your arrival until you depart
  • Course handbook (Competent Crew and Day Skipper)
  • Certificate for successful students
  • Full safety equipment on board the yacht
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Mooring Fees

You will need to bring the following (see your joining instructions for more detail):

  • Sleeping bag & Pillow
  • Wash kit & towel
  • Deck shoes or boots
  • plenty of warm clothing
  • Hat, gloves and sunglasses
  •  cruising logbook (if you already have one)

In addition, candidates for the RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster assessments should also bring:

  • Logbook or evidence of mileage/experience
  • Passport photograph (preferably of yourself!)
  • Cheque for RYA assessment fee

To book a course, or if you would like advice about which course is suitable for you please do not hesitate to contact the Britannia Sailing office. We would be please to help.