Offshore SaiLing

Whether circumnavigating a coastline, or taking on the winds of the open ocean, Adventurous Training under a sail demands focus and fortitude.

Venture into Offshore Sailing

Offshore sailing presents a stunning opportunity to explore regions of the coast not often accessible. Requiring great teamwork and discipline, as well as demanding endurance and willpower, offshore sailing allows you to sail anywhere in the world while also experiencing an activity which can be expensive to pursue privately.

The Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Scheme is designed so that members of HM Forces can progress to be adventurous sail training Skippers of Service sail training craft in their own right.  The scheme provides a framework for personnel to progress from novice sailor to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and then to be able to act as Skipper.


Practical qualification training

This is conducted to the Royal Yachting Association/Maritime and Coastguard Agency (RYA/MCA) Cruising & Yachtmaster syllabus.

Training and practical assessments are provided at: Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal, Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean levels.

RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner assessments are arranged in conjunction with the RYA. These are all conducted in the Victoria 34s although Competent Crew certification may be obtained on the Nicholson 55 and the Challenge 72 whilst conducting deployed exercises.

Practical training for larger yachts

For those interested in completing training in the larger Challenge 72 vessels, it's important to note that these courses are available on demand.

This is in order to maximise the number of Challenge 72 Skippers, and to raise the standard of Afterguard (Mates and Watchleaders).

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