Sundowners offers a range of practical courses for the RYA sail cruising scheme, and beginner sailing and boat handling instruction at below market rates.

Courses are delivered with club instructors through the Ariel Yacht Club, our reciprocal training and club partner, which is an RYA recognised training centre.

For further course information, please follow the “Click to book” links which include RYA syllabus information and qualifying criteria.

RYA Day Skipper &
Comp Crew 
(midweek)

15th – 19th May £400 *

competent crew A 5 day midweek intensive course including RYA certificate with max 5 students & 2 club instructors onboard.

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RYA Day Skipper &
Comp Crew (weekends)

16th – 17th Sept & 23rd – 25th Sep

£440 (for both) *

competent crew A 5 day course over 2 weekends including RYA certificate with max 5 students.

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RYA Coastal & Yachtmaster Offshore (7 days intensive)

Course: 9th – 13th  Oct £400 *

Exam: 14th – 15th  Oct £ 180 #

yachtmaster A 5 day midweek intensive course with max 5 students plus 2 day weekend examination for RYA Coastal / Yachtmaster Offshore.
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Contact Neal Kelshaw for information/booking: [email protected]
* Ariel Yacht Club school boats | # Additional fee payable to RYA