Yachting and sail cruising training can be split into two main categories, depending on the size of the boat in which you choose to learn. At Stormforce Coaching, we run the RYA's National Sailing Scheme in keelboats, and the Sail Cruising scheme in larger yachts. You can read a full description of the type of boats we use for training on our fleet page. If you're starting your sail training as a beginner, you don't have to stick to just one type of training. It is possible to mix and match courses across the schemes so that you can experience sailing in both keelboats and larger yachts.
Once you have begun your sail training, there are several paths you could follow, depending on the desired outcome. It is also possible to combine courses from the sail cruising scheme (on larger yachts) and the National Sailing Scheme (on smaller keelboats). The flow diagram below is complex, but demonstrates some of the ways in which you can progress through the RYA training courses. The courses in orange boxes are shorebased (theory) courses which support the practical courses (in blue). The following is a guide and there are several other possible routes through which you can achieve your goals. Please click on the individual course titles to read more about specific courses. If you would like more advice on which course you should start with, or which course to take next, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02380 231122.
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