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RYA Vouchers



Universal Sailing School

C/O Universal Yachting Ltd, 5 Commonside, Westbourne, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 8TA Tel: 08454 193648 Email: Website: Operating base: Port Hamble Cruising area: Solent & South Coast Boats used: Beneteau Oceanis 37 & 43 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 Cost of a Day Skipper: £499 Extras: Marina fees, wet weather gear, food ashore

Wetstuff Ltd

84 Albemarle Avenue, Gosport PO12 4HX Tel: 07811 407777 Email: Website: Operating base: Royal Clarence Marina, Portsmouth Harbour Cruising area: Solent, South coast, French Coast and Channel Islands Boats used: Sigma 400, Bavaria 34 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:4 Cost of a Day Skipper: £350 - £400 Extras: Hire of sleeping bags

ISLE OF WIGHT Cowes Sailing School

Tintamarre, 21 Gurnard Heights, Cowes PO31 8EF Tel: 01983 289631 Email: Website: Operating base: Cowes Yacht Haven, Cowes Cruising area: Solent and English Channel Boats used: Sigma 38 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:3 typical ratio Cost of a Day Skipper: £550 Extras: Hire of waterproofs, bedding


1 Bell Cottage, Medina Road, Cowes PO31 7BX Tel: 01983 282867 Email: Website: Operating base: Shamrock Quay, Southampton Cruising area: Solent Boats used: 35’ First, 37’ Elan Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 Cost of a Day Skipper: £449 (midweek), £549 (2 weekends), £299 (introductory course) Extras: Hire of oilskins £5

Griffin Marine Services

4 Hampshire Crescent, Newport PO30 5RX Tel: 01983 826026 Email: Website: Operating base: East Cowes Marina Cruising area: Solent Boats used: Princess V40 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 Cost of a Day Skipper: £690 Extras: Accomodation (not coastal)


Arctic Road, West Cowes PO31 7PQ Email: Website: Operating base: Cowes Cruising area: Solent Boats used: Fleet of 11 yachts ranging from 36’ to 67’Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 Cost of a Day Skipper: 5 day practical £410. 9 day practical & theory £810-£920

KENT Dover Sea School

The Hermitage, 12 Vale Square, Ramsgate CT11 9BX Tel: 01843 852858 Email: Website: Operating base: Ramsgate Harbour Cruising area: France, Belgium, Holland, Thames Estuary, English Channel and inland waters Boats used: Pedro 33 and 36, Tornado 8.5 & Ocean 6.5 Ribs Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 or less Cost of a Day Skipper: £120 plus VAT per day Extras: Personal expenses

Elite Sailing

Chatham Maritime Marina, Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LP Tel: 01634 890512 Email: Website: Operating base: Chatham Marina, Chatham Cruising area: Thames, East coast and English Channel Boats used: Bavaria, Jeanneau, Beneteau Trawler 42 Instructor/pupil ratio: 1:5 max Cost of a Day Skipper: £480 (sail), £980 (motor) Extras: Wet weather clothing hire £10 per course

Elite Sailing enjoys excellent base facilities just 45 minutes from central London. We provide a complete range of high quality RYA sail and power training from a beginner’s sailing weekend to professional Yachtmaster courses. Shorebased courses are held at Chatham and central London. A comprehensive cruising programme around Britain and Ireland offers quality sailing experience and adventure.

Being close to the continent our cruising ground is France, Belgium, Holland, Thames Estuary, North Sea, English Channel and their associated inland waterways. Our prices are £120 plus VAT per person per day with a variety of courses from one day upwards. We offer theory and practical courses all year in comfortable surroundings with expert tuition and accommodation.

UKSA in Cowes on the Isle of Wight offers an extensive range of shorebased and practical sailing courses. Operating from a purpose built waterfront facility which includes a private marina, excellent accommodation, disabled faciliities, purpose built classrooms and workshops, a swimming pool, internet cafe, bar and shop. Visit the website for further details.

For over 10 years we have been sensuring you have as much fun as possible whilst learning how to sail/improve sailing skills. We provide quality yachts skippered by handpicked instructors, selected because they have excellent coaching/communication skills and a personality! We teach in Antigua, Grenada, Cowes and Portsmouth from £200 pppc.

Cowes Sailing School specialises in individual classroom, theory and own boat tuition. Practical courses for groups of two or more are flexible for those with a busy lifestyle. Children with accompanying adult are welcome. Race training is available on either school yacht or customer’s own yacht. The yacht is well maintained, the instructors professional and the food good.

Our fun approach on comfortable yachts is aimed to help you get more out of your time afloat. Logical steps develop your skills and confidence throughout your courses. Extra practice time and more space is achieved through reducing student numbers to four from the usual five. So why not let us help you get out on the Wetstuff?

Universal Sailing School offers the full range of RYA Practical Courses and other activities designed to broaden and build experience. Based in Port Hamble our principal teaching yacht is a Beneteau Oceanis 37 (2008). Fitted with heating, she is in immaculate condition and very well maintained. We also offer yachts for bareboat and skippered charter.

Sail & Motor Cruising Courses 2011


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