RYA Practical

We offer the full range of RYA Yacht Sailing Courses from Start Yachting, a 2 day introduction to sailing to YachtMaster, a highly respected, internationally recognised qualification proving your experience and competance as a skipper.

To find out more about any of the RYA training courses, download the RYA Sail Cruising Leaflet (PDF).

For those who have qualified abroad in non tidal waters, we offer a 2 day conversion course around our more challenging coastline and rivers. This course meets the RYA competencies including boat handling in tides, practical application of course to steer in tidal waters and tidal heights and streams.

We also offer a number of RYA power boat and motor cruising training courses in association with our partner, Martin Hubbard Power Boating. Complete our contact form or call us on 01394 421209 to discuss your requirements and availability.

Viking Mariners Ltd act as partners and referring agents for Martin Hubbard Powerboats through which all course are booked as part of this collaborative arrangement.

If you have your own boat, we are happy to discuss your training needs and tailor tuition to suit you. Day rates are from £240 per day

Click the links below to find out more about the sail trying courses on offer:

We have a busy schedule of training offering the full range of RYA yacht sailing courses onboard our training vessel, Charlotte Elizabeth, a Moody 37 berthed at Levington Marina.

Meet at Haven Marina, Ipswich before boarding your vessel to cruise the River Orwell. Once on board you will be served a cream tea whilst enjoying the colourful views. 

£120 per person/£195 per couple

We offer RYA practical training in Alicante, situated on the Mediterranean Coast of Spain, benefiting from exceptionally low rainfall, regular winds and mild temperatures.