Many of our courses provide pre-requisites for stages of your sailing pathway.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com. To make a booking directly through our website CLICK HERE

RYA Day Skipper Theory

This course is available as 6 days over 3 alternate weekends, or as a set of 16 evening sessions.

A comprehensive introduction to cruising, this course is ideal for inexperienced skippers that require the knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. The course will also cover a basic introduction to night cruising and safety and seamanship, so that you will have a good understanding of the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea.

Also included in the course price you will receive an RYA course pack, including; charts, an exercise book and the course notes.

2017/18 Dates:
Evenings: Start Monday 9th October for 8 weeks and then resume on Monday 8th January 2018 until 27th February

14th & 15th October, 28th & 29th October, 11th & 12th November
13th & 14th January 2018, 27th & 28th January, 10th & 11th February
3rd & th March 2017, 17th & 18th March, 31st March and 1st April

Cost: £279
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RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore

This course is available as 7 days over alternate weekends.

An advanced navigation course, it’s aimed at those who have already successfully completed the Day Skipper course or are of equivalent standard. The course will give students the skills required to successfully navigate a vessel on coastal or offshore passages by day and night.

The syllabus is designed to take your theory knowledge to the standard required for sitting the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore practical exams, concentrating on advanced navigation and meteorology skills. Included in the course fee is your RYA course pack, including; charts, an exercise book and the course notes.

2017/18 Dates:

21st & 22nd October, 4th & 5th November, 18th & 19th November, 2nd December
6th & 7th January 2018, 20th & 21st January, 3rd & 4th February, 17th February
24th & 25th February 2017, 10th & 11th March, 24th & 25th March, 7th April

Cost: £299

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RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

This course is available as 6 days over alternate weekends.

This course is ideal for those already holding a Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and are preparing for their first ocean passage! The syllabus is designed to unravel the mysteries of astro navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage making, worldwide meteorology and electronic navigation aids.

Included in the course fee is a course pack which includes exercises and practice navigation tables.

2017 Dates: tbc
Cost: tbc

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