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 gives a great taste of what sailing and cruising is all about. In order to embed your newly acquired skills and to become a knowledgeable active crew member the RYA Competent Crew Course is the perfect next step. During 5 days or divided over several weekends, you'll learn steering and sailing the yacht.

Once you have sailing experience then the next step is to attend a RYA Day Skipper Course. For the more experienced sailors we offer the 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 certificates of competence are available to coach you and prepare you for assessment by an independent RYA examiner. 

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








Limited number of participants - LESS IS MORE


Our RYA courses have typically 3 participants on our yachts. Compared to many sailing schools, this is almost half the number of participants on a practical course.  This means lots of hands-on time practicing boat handling and 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.  


No sharing of cabins on board - PRIVACY AND COMFORT


As we work with less participants, we can guarantee you your own cabin for a comfortable stay overnight on board.

For you this means not having to share a cabin with strangers, staying awake due to their snoring or worse ...





Overview of all our RYA Sail Cruising offerings



RYA Start Yachting practical course


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



RYA Competent Crew - Sail


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 - Sail


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

RYA Coastal Skipper - Sail


Advanced skipper course for making long (day and night) coastal / offshore passages with emphasis on passage planning and navigation skills.

Yachtmaster Coastal prep-course/exam

day skipper

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


Yachtmaster Offshore Prep-course/exam


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







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 C-MASTERS Training Centre Zeeland

               Veerhaven 3

               4485 PL   Kats

               The Netherlands



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               Veerdam 3

               4484 NV   Kortgene

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