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.

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.

2019 Dates:
Evenings: Starts October for 8 weeks and then resume in January
Weekends:
tbc

Cost: tbc

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.

2019 Dates:
Evenings: Starts October for 8 weeks and then resume in January
Weekends:
tbc

Cost: tbc

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.

2019 Dates: tbc
Cost: tbc