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RYA Courses in London and the Solent

Welcome to Nomad Sailing (inc Haslar Sea School)

Covid 19 Update (14th September)

September 14th sees the introduction of The Rule of 6. Obviously we are still required to socially distance as far as is reasonably practicable and this we continue to do. We will also continue to deliver our courses to reduced numbers of students on board our vessels. In terms of our classroom based courses The Rule of 6 does not apply in educational settings and therefore our classroom based courses may well have more than 6 students in attendance however venues have been made Covid Secure and full risk assessments have been undertaken.

Those booked onto a course will be sent all the relevant information and a Covid declaration form to complete the day before arriving for the course.

We would like to thank all of our customers for their support during this unprecedented time, it is because of you that we are still here so we thank you very much.

We have started to plan our dates for next year and if you have yet to complete your course and have been unable to find a suitable date this year you will be receiving an email from us in the near future with next years dates.

We have a mobile VHF examiner in the London region offering a 1:1 assessment, please contact us if this is of interest to you.

We have a large classroom in Gosport where we have re-started our Day Skipper and Yachtmaster theory courses, we have also started our London based theory courses in Covid secure venues.

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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