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Heavy Weather Sailing Tips & Techniques

    Sailing in heavy weather can be daunting for new or inexperienced sailors, so training and preparation is key. Below you can find a definition of heavy weather sailing, followed by a handful of tips and techniques. If you wish to gain confidence, then we recommend...

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Day Skipper on Your Own Boat: How it Works

Whilst most sailors will take our RYA courses on boats belonging to First Class Sailing, it is also possible to take Day Skipper on your own boat with our instructors. There are some things to consider including the safety equipment you have on board: here’s how it...

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10 Reasons to Try Sailing for the First Time

    If you’ve never set foot on a sailing yacht, you might be missing out on an incredible adventure that combines the thrill of the open water with escapism at its finest. In this article, we’ll explore 10 reasons to try sailing for the first time and join us on a...

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Day Skipper Requirements & Prerequisites

Before you take the RYA Day Skipper course, there are certain requirements you must meet. The Day Skipper prerequisites are as follows. Requirements for starting RYA Day Skipper include having logged at least 5 days and 100 sailing miles of which no fewer than 4 hours...

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How Long is Day Skipper Valid For?

First Class Sailing is one of the UK’s leading sailing schools, offering the range of RYA courses, including Day Skipper practical and theory. A common question we get asked is just how long the RYA Day Skipper qualification is valid for. Your Day Skipper...

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