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RYA Sailing Courses

Whether your goal is to become a competent crew member or skipper your own boat and crew, we deliver a full RYA Sailing Syllabus in a safe and fun filled environment. 

As the RYA’s most established UK Sailing School, we pride ourselves on developing boat handling, navigation and piloting skills whilst building your confidence on the water.

Our RYA Sailing courses are delivered in a unique location within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Wild Isles Nature Reserve Islands. A large sheltered estuary with commercial shipping channels, spectacular coastline, picturesque harbours and anchorages. An ideal  place to learn to sail and develop and hone skills. An added bonus is to witness  some of the famous wildlife found around our shores from dolphins, seals, puffins, gannets and other rare seabirds. 

Why Choose Pembrokeshire Cruising?

  • 29 Years of delivering excellence in RYA Sail Training
  • RYA Instructor to Student Ratio 1:4
  • One of the best sail training grounds in Europe
  • Fully catered with breakfasts, lunches and freshly prepared evening meals
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits too!
  • MUSTO Wet weather gear
  • Ocean Safety life jacket and safety equipment included
  • No hidden extras. No extra fuel or berthing fees.
  • Plus Free Parking
  • Plus marina facilities including showers and free WIFI when in port

RYA Start Yachting

This course provides a short introduction for novices to sail cruising. Boards Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon

RYA Competent Crew 

The RYA Competent Crew course introduces the complete beginner to cruising.


The International Certificate of Competence. Usually required to Charter outside of UK waters.

RYA Day Skipper

You will put your new found Day Skipper Theory skills into practice. Develop and hone skippering skills

RYA Coastal Skipper

Learn the skills and techniques required to skipper a cruising yacht.

Day Skipper Practical

RYA Yachtmaster

The Yachtmaster Coastal and Offshore. Preparation week and Exams

Refresher Skills

A bit rusty? Join us over a weekend or week to refresh and hone sailiing skills

Combined Theory & Practical Courses

Book your Theory & Practical courses and get a discount!