Sailing Courses RYA, ICC
We are delighted to announce our partnership with SunSea Yachting, a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre for sail and power. In 2018 we will be working closely with Colin Jaquiss, RYA Principal and Chief Instructor for SunSea Yachting, to offer our clients the opportunity to complete a whole range of RYA sailing and navigation courses through Turkeys leading RYA training centre.
Colin grew up sailing dinghies with his family in North Wales. After a successful career in training & development Colin has been a professional yachtsman since 2006. He became an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor in 2008 and has over 10 years of experience of teaching RYA courses to students of all nationalities, abilities and levels.
Practical Course Options
We can offer practical courses on a private or public basis depending on whether or not you wish to share the yacht and instructor with others:
- Public Practical Courses
For individuals or groups sharing the instructor & yacht – max 5 students. SunSea Yachtings public
courses option is a great way to achieve your training objectives whilst having fun and meeting interesting
like-minded people. You will receive expert tuition from Colin.
We often mix courses so you may be completing your Competent Crew Course whilst another student is becoming a Day Skipper. If you are a group of 3 people or more we can book a course date to suit and then we can promote that date to fill those spaces.
If you are an individual or couple please first of all take a look at our existing schedule of Public Courses and then contact us with your preferred date. If nothing suits contact us with your preferred date ranges and we will let you know what is available and keep you informed of course dates as they come up.
Prices from £650 per person.
- Private Practical Courses
Private tuition & exclusive use of the yacht for you and your party – max 5 students. SunSea
Yachtings private course option suits people with specific dates in mind and who prefer a more
personalised experience. You will receive the same expert tuition as on a public course.
SunSea Yachting offers the range of RYA courses to suit the experience of the members of your group and focus on individual objectives and skills. Courses can be 5 or 7 days in duration and we are happy to help your group choose an itinerary to suit you.
To book a private courses let us know your preferred dates, and an idea of the experience you have. We will then be able to advise of availability.
Prices from £2300 per group.
- Competent Crew
This course is designed for the novice, with possibly no previous or limited sailing experience. It is a fun 5 day or more ‘hands on’ practical course. Successful completion of this course will lead to Competent Crew qualification. You will be a useful pair of hands aboard any small sailing vessel.
- Day Skipper
Course for aspiring skippers who have some yachting experience & basic navigation and sailing skills. Learn to skipper a short passage with an instructor on hand to give advise and encouragement and insure your safety.
- Coastal Skipper
This course provides advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen with considerable knowledge of sailing and navigation, who want to undertake coastal passages by day and night.
Online Theory Courses
Study for your RYA theory qualification the modern way - at your own pace, in your own time, using the
most up-to- date online teaching materials with full one-to- one support from SunSea Yachting. You will get
your qualification faster and in a manner that suits your lifestyle and technology. We offer:
- RYA Essential Navigatioin & Seamanship (16 hours)
- *RYA Day Skipper Theory (40 hours)
- *RYA Coastal Skipper Theory (40 hours)
- VHF Radio & Digital Selective Calling (16 hours)
Prices from £120
* Via Navathome
International Certificate of Competence for Sail
The ICC is a useful certificate to have as most European countries, including Turkey and Greece, require
you to hold a certificate of competence when chartering a yacht or operating your own vessel. The ICC will
generally be accepted where proof of competence is required.
Getting your ICC can be quick and simple and will allow you to enjoy the freedom of yachting or power boating in the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean. So, if you are planning to sail or cruise within Europe and the Mediterranean it is a good idea for skippers to hold the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).
Holders of RYA Power Level 2 Certificates or RYA Day Skipper Practical Certificates can already apply to the RYA for an ICC. If you do not hold any of these certificates then you can take a direct practical assessment. SunSea Yachting is an ICC test centre for Sail and Power and can provide clients with the assessment which is part theory and part practical. The test lasts approximately half a day to a day. (£350)