RYA Practical Sailing courses


C-MASTERS offers the full range of practical RYA sailing courses at its RYA Training Centres in Zeeland (South of the Netherlands) and in Nieuwpoort (in Belgium).

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!










Limited number of participants - LESS IS MORE


Our RYA courses have a maximum of 3 participants on our yachts. Compared to many sailing schools, this is almost half the number of students on a practical course.  This means more time for our instructors to coach you on complex exercises.

For you this means almost double the amount of time and fun behind the wheel or at the chart table, getting your skills quicker and better developed.  






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




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