RYA Practical Sailing courses


C-MASTERS offers the full range of practical RYA sailing courses at its RYA Training Centre in the Netherlands.

For beginners the RYA Start Yachting course offers a taste of what sailing and yacht cruising is all about. To become a knowledgeable and active crew member the RYA Competent Crew Course can be taken. During 5 days or over several weekends, you'll learn steering and sailing the yacht.

Once you have some sailing experience then the next step is to attend a RYA Day Skipper Course of five days. We even offer a 9 day course where you can combine this practical course with the RYA Day Skipper shorebased theory course.

For the more experienced we offer the five day RYA Coastal Skipper Course which gets you ready for coastal and offshore skippering and enjoying making longer day-time and night-time passages.

Exam preparation courses for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal certificate of competency and the Yachtmaster Offshore certificate of competency are available to coach you and prepare you for assessment by an independent RYA examiner. 

Our philosophy with all that we offer is that sailing should be fun, enjoyable and above all safe!







RYA Start Yachting

start yachting

Introductory course for beginning crew members, acquiring experience on board a sailing yacht



RYA Competent Crew


Learn to steer, sail and manoeuvre a sailing yacht. This course lays the foundation for becoming a knowledgeable and active crew member

RYA Day Skipper

day skipper

Intermediate practical sailing course for competent crew members and beginning skippers, with focus on navigation and boat handling


RYA Coastal Skipper


Advanced course for skippers, preparing them for long (day and night) coastal and offshore passages, with lots of emphasis on passage planning, safety and navigation skills.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep


Five days of coaching by our chief instructor to prepare yourself for the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal examination



RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep


Get yourself properly prepared for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore examination with some solid coaching and honing of your skills



Guaranteed maximum 3 students on board

The only way that you will properly learn navigation and sailing techniques is by a combination of a lot of personal coaching by your instructor and by having as much as possible time to hands-on practice your skills on board.

Imagine being part of a practical course with typically 5 students, and having to wait until the other 4 have finished their turn before finally being able to take the wheel or do chart work at the navigation table. Wouldn't that be anoying and a wast of time ?

C-MASTERS guarantees, as only RYA training centre in our region, that we will always work with small groups of students on board. Having a maximum of 3 students means that you are continuesly busy with navigation and chart work, trimming the sails or steering the yacht.  Your instructor will have plenty of time to work with you on some of those hard skills which are so essential to become a confident skipper or crew member.

And, a small group also means more privacy and comfort with less people to share the cabin space. 




RYA books and course material

We are convinced about the superior quality of the RYA course materials. Without doubt the RYA handbooks and training packages are the best study materials for learning practical navigation and seamanship skills, whether you are a beginning crew member or an experienced skipper, for sailing and motor cruising. 

For this reason, we have decided to provide a set of extra RYA handbooks with the standard practical course material.

We will use the handbooks during your course. Afterwards they provide for an excellent reference book for when you're putting your theoretical and practical knowledge into practice on the water.




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