Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

As summer makes way for autumn and the days become a bit crisper, the idea of setting sail might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are a number of reasons why choosing to participate in an RYA sailing courses during autumn is a brilliant idea.

10 Nautical and Sailing Superstitions

Join us as we embark on a journey into the world of nautical and sailing superstitions, exploring the intriguing beliefs and practices that have shaped the lives of those who brave the waves.

First Class Sailing Exhibits at Ocean Globe Race Village, with Celestial Navigation Workshops

First Class Sailing is thrilled to announce its participation in the Ocean Globe Race Village.

Rolex Fastnet Race – Skipper Blog, the Finish!

The Challenger 3 team has finished the Rolex Fastnet race, we hear from Skipper Ricky on-board…

6 Reasons to Introduce Your Colleagues to Sailing

So you love sailing, and you know (like we do) there’s nothing better in the world, but how do you convince your colleagues at work to test the waters? We have just the tips!

Rolex Fastnet Race – Skipper Blog, Day 1

As the Rolex Fastnet race kicks off, we hear from Skipper Ricky on-board Challenger 3 – Day 1 blog,

Rolex Fastnet Race Passage Plan – Challenger 3

Challenger 3 Skipper Ricky, looks ahead to the passage plan for the Rolex Fastnet race.

Fast Track Day Skipper Course (Bespoke Schedules Available)

This year we’ve had several enquiries from people wanting to know if we can offer a fast track version of the RYA Day Skipper course, or any of our RYA courses for that matter. The answer, yes, we can. Whilst we have our list of courses and available dates which you can browse here, we Read more

What is the Difference Between Yachtmaster Ocean and Offshore?

First Class Sailing is one of the UK’s leading schools for those seeking to complete their RYA qualifications and certificates. We offer the full ranges of courses, including RYA Yachtmaster Ocean and Yachtmaster Offshore. We are often asked what the differences are between the two courses, so this short blog posts will explain all you Read more

Yachtmaster Ocean Syllabus (what to expect in the theory course)

Our 40 hour Yachtmaster Ocean theory course runs over five evenings, and is designed for skippers who want the qualification, knowledge, and skills you need to skipper a yacht using astro-navigation – the use of the sextant and worldwide meteorology. But what are the specific details of the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean syllabus, and what can Read more