RYA COURSES

The Morning Star Trust is a recognised RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Centre meaning we can run practical courses for internationally recognised qualifications right up Yachtmaster Offshore on our 35’ training yacht, Bright Star

We use spare capacity in the season, particularly during term time, to run courses for the public as a way of fundraising to support our work with young people and vulnerable adults. 

 

RYA skippering qualifications are the gold standard of sailing qualifications around the world, and can open up opportunities for chartering yachts abroad, and also for potential careers in yachting and sailing. 

Why do your course with MST Training? 

 

  1. Great Instruction. As we primarily work with young people, many with challenging behaviour, and do 'proper' offshore sailing with total novices, our skippers have to be the best of the best to make the cut. Our instructing staff are qualified to the same standards as any RYA school, but paperwork aside you'll find experienced and motivated professional sailors with a real passion for what they do. 

  2. Great Value. We don’t have the newest boat, and we aren’t out to make a profit, so we can offer the same standard of training at a lower cost to you. 

  3. Great Cause. By doing your RYA Training course with us, you are helping to support the Morning Star Trust’s life-changing work with young people and vulnerable adults from across the UK.

 

Unlike some schools, our RYA practical course prices include all food, all berthing costs and free loan of high quality waterproof clothing (not boots) for the full duration of your voyage. 

Our courses normally have four students and an instructor (usually assisted by a second trainer), with a maximum of five students on Competent Crew and Day Skipper course. Unless stated otherwise, RYA courses all begin and end at our Northney base. 

We can also offer additional RYA courses at dates to suit your group, please contact us

 

 2020 RYA Courses

RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper Practical

Dates

Location

27 April - 1 May

1 June - 5 June

11 July - 15 July

10 October - 14 October

2 Nov. - 6 November 

Northney Marina

Northney Marina

Northney Marina

Northney Marina

Northney Marina

Price

Postponed

Postponed

Postponed

£475

£475 new date added

Pre Course Experience for Competent Crew: no previous experience necessary

Pre Course Experience for Day Skipper:

  • 5 Days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht.    

  • Assumed Knowledge: Theory level of Dayskipper.  It is recommended you complete the Dayskipper shore-based course beforehand.  

  • Minimum Duration: 5 Days, 3 weekends or 3 days plus 2 days.  

  • Minimum Age:  16. 

  • Course Content: preparation for sea, deck work, navigation, pilotage, meteorology, rules of the road, maintenance and repair work,  engines, victualling, emergency situations, yacht handling under power, yacht handling under sail, passage making, night cruising.

RYA Yachtmaster Prep and Exam

Dates

Location

19 October - 25 October

Northney Marina

Price

£575

Five days of intensive preparation for the RYA Yachtmaster qualification. The independent examiner will join on the Saturday to assess your skills. This course is for those looking to complete both the Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore awards. 

https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/exams/Pages/yachtmaster-offshore.aspx 

https://www.rya.org.uk/courses-training/exams/Pages/yachtmaster-coastal.aspx

Adult Offshore Milebuilder - Yachtmaster 

Dates

Location

21st - 27th September

Plymouth - Northney

Price

£600

This voyage will consist of a number of longer (60nm+) passages, ideal for those looking to build mileage towards Yachtmaster qualifications. Weather depending we will go via the Channel Islands or mainland Europe.

Enjoy a week of challenging sailing and great company whilst seeing the most beautiful parts of our coastline. 

Over 18s only.

info@mst.org.uk

01243 908026

Morning Star Trust

Northney Marina

Northney Road

Hayling Island

Hampshire

PO11 0NH

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