RYA Sailing Courses and Solent Yacht Charter
Commodore Yachting is a RYA Sailing school offering all RYA sailing courses and Solent Yacht Charter. We are based in Gosport Marina in the heart of the Solent, well regarded at one of the best places in the world to learn to sail and for chartering a yacht . We offer all RYA Sailing courses including all RYA practical sailing courses, shorebased courses, on-line Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory, Solent Yacht Charter and a wide range of speciality courses and cruises.
2014 is a very special year for Commodore Yachting as we celebrate our 15th birthday. During the 2014 London Boat Show we were delighted to receive a visit by HRH Princess Anne who was interested to hear all about the RYA sailing school, our yachts and RYA instructors.
You can hear our principal Stuart Cooper speaking with HRH Princess Anne at our London Boat Show stand.
Our passion is for sailing and passing this on to people who want to learn to sail as well as those who wish to improve their sailing skills. Our aim is to make your RYA sailing course fun no matter what level you are at and to encourage a life long love of sailing.
Our most popular RYA sailing courses are the RYA Competent Crew course and the RYA Day Skipper course. Holders of the Day Skipper certificate are able to charter yachts in the Solent through Commodore Yachting and most UK and overseas charter companies. You will also be able to charter overseas with the Day Skipper qualification but may need to obtain an ICC and take a RYA VHF Radio course. If you want to start sailing we also have RYA sailing courses courses aimed at absolute beginners. The RYA Start Yachting Course and RYA Competent Crew course are ideal for anyone wishing to learn to sail. At the other end of the scale we have a range of courses for experienced sailors. Our Yachtmaster courses and Fastrack Yachtmaster programme can both lead to careers in the marine industry. You can even train to become a Cruising Instructor by taking a 5 day RYA Instructor course.
For anyone who has little time to spare and wants to spend their precious time off either on RYA sailing courses or chartering a yacht we have a range of on-line RYA theory courses. The most popular on-line navigation courses are On-line Day Skipper theory and Online Yachtmaster theory. We also offer the RYA PPR course for anyone wishing to gain or update a marine commercial endorsement.
As one of the top RYA sailing schools we know that we can offer you top class RYA training on well maintained, modern yachts. We have 13 years experience of helping people learn to sail and gain passes at all levels of RYA training.
We are so confident that we offer the best possible RYA sailing courses that we have a ‘PASS PROMISE’ guarantee for anyone taking a RYA Day Skipper course. You will also find that our courses are fully inclusive of accommodation on board one of our yachts, berthing fees, meals and free hire of breathable waterproofs. Our on-line theory courses include all course materials and postage with Day Skipper online course packs including a Breton plotter and divider set. Our 9 Day Combined Theory and Practical Courses include accommodation for the full 9 days saving you the cost of a hotel.
Our greatest pleasure is to help people discover the passion we feel for sailing and for some, to achieve their dreams of sailing off into the sunset. We love to hear stories from people who have found a love for sailing through attending one of our RYA sailing courses:
‘I was a complete novice having never been on a yacht before. I had a great week , Adrian was an excellent instructor and I have come away with Competent Crew training and a huge desire to go sailing again. Thank you to everyone involved.’
Sarah – Competent Crew, February 2013