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About Nomad Sailing

Nomad Sailing is owned and run by Jim Barden and his sister Lou. We have a practical base in Gosport and shorebased classrooms in London and the South-East. To see what other people say about us click here

Nomad was established in 2008, and after obtaining RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC) status has provided shorebased RYA training courses in various locations in London and the South East. We aim to give sailors and prospective sailors the opportunity to learn and refine all the navigation skills needed on the water, a thorough grounding in the 'rules of the road', detailed knowledge of buoyage, lights and shapes and an understanding of safety at sea, all in the comfort of the classroom.

Nomad 1 is Nomad Sailing's first boat. We have spent a great deal of time making her a fabulous training boat and felt she deserved a full page - so please take a look at Nomad 1.

As well as providing scheduled courses throughout the year, Nomad Sailing also delivers bespoke theory training to small groups in homes, offices, clubs and workshops!

Why Nomad?

Although not without challenge, our training schedules always have your learning outcomes and comfort in mind. You will be given continuous feedback on your progress throughout the course - we are always happy to answer questions, demonstrate skills or let you have a go at that tricky manoeuvre again!

You will complete courses on 'Nomad 1', our lovely training boat, on which you will be given a comfortable berth and good quality food whilst on board.

Overall our focus throughout is on sound tuition, safety and of course plenty of fun!

The Instructors

Nomad Marine

Gosport Marina
Mumby Road
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 1AH
(see map )

Nomad Shorebased
1 Rushworth Street
Waterloo
London
SE1 0RB
(see map )

Nomad Office
16 Silchester Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0JB
(see map )

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Jim Barden - Principal

Principal at Nomad Sailing, Jim has over 30 years sailing experience, having cruised all around the UK and Europe. He is a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor, Cruising Instructor Trainer and has been teaching navigation and sailing since 2001.

Jim has a passion for the outdoors, and a zeal for imparting his knowledge of navigation and boat handling that is infectious. He ensures that all participants are comfortable and included, irrespective of their age or experience.
Photo of Jim Barden Principal of Nomad Sailing

Photo of Lou Barden Chief Instructor of Nomad Sailing

Lou Barden - Chief Instructor

Lou is Chief Instructor at Nomad Sailing, has over 20 years sailing experience in various waters and has participated in a number of extended yacht deliveries. She is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Lou resigned her career job in 2008 to pursue her passion for sailing, Lou has a patient and personable style that is a firm favourite with students.

Lou Barden - Chief Instructor

Lou is Chief Instructor at Nomad Sailing, has over 20 years sailing experience in various waters and has participated in a number of extended yacht deliveries. She is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Lou resigned her career job in 2008 to pursue her passion for sailing, Lou has a patient and personable style that is a firm favourite with students.
Photo of Lou Barden Chief Instructor of Nomad Sailing
Nomad Marine

Gosport Marina, Mumby Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1AH (see map )

Nomad Shorebased
1 Rushworth Street, Waterloo, London SE1 0RB (see map )
Nomad Office
16 Silchester Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 0JB (see map )

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