First Class Sailing Announces 8 New Specialist Classes to Set Sail in the New Year

irst Class Sailing has unveil eight brand-new, one-day specialist classes set to launch in the upcoming year. These courses cater to both seasoned sailors looking to refine their skills and beginners.

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon:

  1. Yachtmaster Theory Refresher: Refine your Yachtmaster Theory skills with a focused refresher course covering essential navigation and seamanship.
  2. Day Skipper Theory Refresher: Smooth sailing for Day Skippers and Yachtmasters! Dust off the theory cobwebs and be the captain your crew can rely on.
  3. Passage Planning Masterclass: Unlock the seas beyond the Solent! Perfect for Day Skippers and Coastal Yachtmasters, this masterclass is your ticket to new horizons.
  4. Knots and Mooring Workshop: Calling all novices, Competent Crew & Skippers! Level up your ropework skills and sail with confidence. Safety first, proficiency always!
  5. Meteorology and Weather Prediction Masterclass: Stay on course and sail with confidence! Reinforce key RYA syllabus topics and conquer the seas, rain or shine.
  6. Electronic Navigational Aids Workshop: Aimed at boat owners, Day Skippers, and Coastal Yachtmasters, this workshop delves into electronic navigational aids and their interaction with traditional navigation methods.
  7. Cross Channel Passage Planning and Pilotage Masterclass: Perfect your chartwork and navigation techniques! Ideal for Day Skippers and Coastal Yachtmasters.
  8. Rules of the Road Workshop: Navigate with confidence! Decode IRPCS, IALA, and IPTS to master the rules of the road.

“These specialist classes represent a significant expansion of our course offerings, providing sailors of all levels an opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge,” said Charlie Tulloch, Principal at First Class Sailing. “We are excited to empower our students with the expertise needed to navigate the seas confidently.”

For further information or to book a class, please contact First Class Sailing via email at or by phone at 023 8001 1077.

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