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RYA Courses in London and the Solent

Welcome to Nomad Sailing

Nomad Sailing is an RYA Recognised Training Centre offering practical sail training, sailing adventures and shorebased theory courses in London, Gosport and Online.  We pride ourselves on putting the student/customer at the centre of what we do.  Planning has been done for 2025 and all our dates for courseschannel hops and adventure cruises are on the Website.

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  We're not sure which Friday this is supposed to be!! So, for the next three Fridays (17th Nov, 24th Nov and 1st Dec) with every Practical Course or Sailing Trip booked on that day we will give away an VHF SRC Online Course voucher (worth £95) for you to use or pass on, alternatively secure a very limited edition Nomad Beanie to be sent to you in time for the winter freeze!

Stuck for a Christmas gift? Give someone the ultimate experience, get them out on the water, gift vouchers for all our courses and experiences are available from £100. We are always happy to discuss your requirements so give us a call 02392 528019.  As a special Christmas offer all our gift vouchers come with a free stocking filler !  See here to choose.

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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.

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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

Free Resit Guarantee*

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 (includes practical courses up to Day Skipper and all theory courses less exam fees where applicable) (*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.
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