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 20 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.

2016 Dates:
Evenings: Start Monday 3rd October

Weekends: 15th & 16th October, 29th & 30th October, 12th & 13th November
14th & 15th January 2017, 28th & 29th January, 11th & 12th February
4th & 5th March 2017, 18th & 19th March, 1st & 2nd April

Cost: £249 evenings, £239 weekends
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RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore

This course is available as 7 days over alternate weekends, or as a set of 20 evening sessions

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.

2016 Dates:
Evenings: Start Tuesday 4th October

Weekends: 22nd & 23rd October, 5th & 6th November, 19th & 20th November, 3rd December
7th & 8th January 2017, 21st & 22nd January, 4th & 5th February, 18th February
25th & 26th February 2017, 11th & 12th March, 25th & 26th March, 8th April

Cost: £259 evenings, £249 weekends

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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: £320

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