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A heart-warming story unfolded on the Solent as 94 year old Alison takes control of First Class Sailing’s iconic Golden Vanity yacht.
First Class Sailing has been offering sailing lessons and courses for over 20 years. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of people get out onto the water and achieve things they never thought they could on a physical level. But sailing isn’t just about the physical aspects. A common theme that comes up with our… Read more
Before you sign-up to our RYA Day Skipper practical course, please note that there is a pre-requisite of how many miles of experience you have before you are accepted on the course. To start RYA Day Skipper, you will need to have logged at least 5 days and 100 sailing miles of which no fewer… Read more
First Class Sailing is one of the UK’s leading sailing schools, offering the full range of RYA courses including Day Skipper. We often get asked what the maximum boat size is for Day Skipper by prospective students, but it’s an answer that isn’t as straight forward as you might think. Firstly, the RYA requirements for… Read more
First Class Sailing is one of the UK’s leading sailing schools for RYA courses including Day Skipper. This course comes in two parts: practical and theory. One of the more common questions we get asked by students is about what the pass mark for the RYA Day Skipper Theory course is. The answer isn’t as… Read more
The RYA Day Skipper Theory course gives you a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, and meteorology. It will provide a solid foundation for making the right decisions on board and should be followed by the RYA Day Skipper practical course. But just how long does it take to complete Day Skipper Theory? If you book… Read more
You might feel that you are now ready to take the RYA Day Skipper course, but what if you haven’t completed RYA Competent Crew? Will this be an issue for you? Well, perhaps not. To be honest, it is not an absolute requirement that you do Competent Crew before doing the Day Skipper practical course.… Read more
First Class Sailing is excited to announce the search for dedicated crew members to participate in the Hamble Winter Series.
The RYA have recently announced that all sailing schools are to stop doing Zoom and online courses, and to return to just offering face to face teaching. This means that First Class Sailing will soon stop new sign-ups to our RYA Yachtmaster Theory online course, so you only have a few weeks in which to… Read more
The RYA have recently announced that all sailing schools are to stop doing Zoom and online courses, and to return to just offering face to face teaching. This means that First Class Sailing will soon stop new sign-ups to our RYA Day Skipper Theory online course, so you only have a few weeks in which… Read more