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RYA Courses in London and the Solent

Welcome to Nomad Sailing (inc Haslar Sea School)

Covid 19 Update

The start of June sees a continuation of lockdown albeit somewhat relaxed but not sufficiently for RYA courses or, it would appear, charter to return. We remain hopeful that we will be able to offer training from the beginning of July.  The latest RYA Guidance gives a number of suggestions regarding measures to be put in place to enable training to start when the government restrictions are further lifted. We have been reviewing our procedures and amongst the many measures we will be taking we will be limiting student numbers on board to ensure all those from different households will have their own cabins. The limited number on board will also allow for a greater chance of social distancing to be achieved. In terms of charter the latest guidance from the BMF states: "Please however note that hire and charter operations need to remain closed until the Government announces further guidance". 

Many of you have re-scheduled your courses for later in the year, we have available dates in September, October and November. If you would like to move to next year this is also fine please let us know. 

There are a number if fun things to do in our Learning Zone and in the Fun & Games section of our Blog page, keep an eye on our social media for more information. 

We continue to offer and support online Day Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory as well as other online courses

Nomad Sailing is an RYA Recognised Training Centre offering practical sail training, sailing adventures and shorebased theory courses covering sail and motor. 2020 is the start of a new adventure for us, in conjunction with Haslar Sea School we are now also able to offer RYA motor courses from Haslar Marina in Gosport.

RYA Practical Sailing Courses are available in the busy tidal waters of the Solent and will give you the hands on experience you need to sail in tidal waters. They cover the entire experience range from those new to sailing and wanting to give it try, through to experienced sailors looking for their Yachtmaster ticket. Our courses include Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Preparation.

RYA Shorebased Theory Courses are available in various locations in London and now at our new shorebased training venue at Endeavour Quay (Gosport Marina). We offer evening classes in London and intensive courses at Gosport. These RYA theory courses include the Day Skipper Theory, Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Theory and the VHF SRC Radio course. From 2020 we will also be offering RYA First Aid and RYA Diesel Engine at our Gosport Centre. Should you wish to enquire about shorebased training delivery at your own venue please contact us.

See TripAdvisor for what people have been saying.

Yacht Charter and Corporate Charter .  Nomad Sailing also manage Solent Yacht Charter, a long established charter company in Haslar marina. We can provide you with a full range of options for sail and motor boat charter, both bareboat and skippered along with some interesting corporate charter options

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Our guarantee is that we won't give up on you: in the unlikely event that you fail or can't complete one of our RYA courses, you can resit or rejoin another at NO EXTRA COST (*see Terms & Conditions).


Good pace to the course. We did a good mix of everything required - rote learning/practising of the day shapes and lights (with tricks to remember them), theory behind the weather, col regs and why they are how they are, etc. Jim has good tips on how to remember things so that it all sticks, and good teaching techniques to lead us through the different aspects of the course. The notes were also very comprehensive but concise.
A great sailing weekend with Nomad with bespoke training tailored around our specific requests. Very approachable, great fun, and super-flexible to adapt around what we wanted and the prevailing weather conditions. I've also done various RYA courses with Nomad which have all been great - THE place to go for Day Skipper, Comp Crew, Yachtmaster training whether on the water or in the classroom
Great skipper, great crew.
The safety briefing was particularly good. Crew welfare and importance of rest and food good. Monitoring of conditions and preparation, all sensible and impressive. I learnt a lot.
This season will be our first offering RYA practical motor course in conjunction with our sister company, Haslar Sea School.  Their chief instructor brings a wealth of experience and expertise with him. Join us for a motor course and be first to leave a review
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