Trent Sea Training | RYA Shorebased Courses


We are an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) accredited training school.

Our shorebased sail and power boat training courses give you the knowledge and confidence to skipper your own boat or to charter a yacht – anywhere in the world.

If you are not sure which is the correct course for you please email for advice.

RYA Day Skipper

Build your confidence to skipper a boat and navigate safely

RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore

Learn the skills needed for longer and more complex passages

RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

The ultimate theory course for ocean passages

RYA Shorebased Navigation & Seamanship Courses

We provide RYA Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Ocean courses to help you make the most of your opportunities to get afloat safely.

Built around the Royal Yachting Association National Cruising Scheme, we provide:

  • Theory courses in navigation and seamanship
  • Contacts with qualified skippers who can provide hands-on experience in sea-going pleasure yachts
  • Short courses on topics of special interest to sailors such as VHF Radio or Diesel Engine
  • RYA online courses for the VHF radio and Essential Navigation and Seamanship so you can learn at home at your own pace

Established for over 30 years, our team of RYA recognised instructors use their enthusiasm and experience to deliver a high standard of instruction and student satisfaction. We believe that learning the skills to take a boat to sea should be fun, yet lead to safe practices when you go to sea.

We are located close to Junctions 23 & 24 of the M1, within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and other towns and cities in the East Midlands.