Did you know that St. Thomas More Sailing offer discounts on some of our On-line courses for RYA members?

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Why take an Classroom Course PDF Print E-mail

The human race, as a whole, has a fascination with the sea and this is reflected in the reasons why people choose to do a sailing theory course.

So, why take a RYA Day Skipper Shorebased class?

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 September 2021 18:58
Terms & Conditions PDF Print E-mail

Classroom based Day Skipper, Coastal/Yachtmaster, Marine Radio & First Aid and On-line Essential Navigation & Marine Radio Courses

Please read before proceeding

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:14
How do I complain or appeal? PDF Print E-mail

Should you have reason to question a marking or make a complaint, please inform your instructor as soon as possible? This can be in person, by telephone or email.  We would like the opportunity to deal with your query at the time they arise so we can rectify them immediately.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 16:22
How do I Cancel or Amend my Booking? PDF Print E-mail

In the event of the student cancelling the booking more than 30 days prior to the course start date, St. Thomas More Sailing School will be entitled to keep the deposit and only refund any balance to the student.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 21:39
How much does the course cost? PDF Print E-mail

The cost of each course is included in the course details on this web site.

What should I bring with me? PDF Print E-mail

Details of what to bring are included in your Course Joining Instructions but it would be wise to bring along a pen & paper. If you already have a Plotter & Dividers then you will also need these. If not we can order these along with any extra publications you think you might need on your first night. 

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 11:01
Which is the right Course for me? PDF Print E-mail

We will request information from you about your previous experience and any qualifications you already have. We also ask you why you want to do the course. We will then advise you the best way to progress with your training and which course will suit you best.

Pre-Course requirements are posted on the RYA website for each Course here

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 09:05
Is everyone doing the same course? PDF Print E-mail

No, we run separate evening classes for Essential Navigation, Day Skipper & Yachtmaster. Intensive courses are by arrangement.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 June 2012 07:15
How many students are on the Course? PDF Print E-mail

Shorebased Theory courses 12 Students per Instructor.

VHF SRC Radio Classroom Course 8 Students per Instructor.

VHF SRC Assessment 2 Candidates Maximum.

First Aid 6-8 Students per Instructor.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2019 11:12
What is not included in the price? PDF Print E-mail

Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Shorebased Courses;

Pens, pencils, & paper, Plotter/Dividers, 5011 (Symbols & Abbreviations)*, COLREGS Handbook*, Weather Handbook*.

* = Optional Items not essential

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 17:02
What is included in the price? PDF Print E-mail

Day Skipper & Yachtmaster Shorebased Courses include;
Course pack (Training Charts, RYA Shorebased Handbook, Training Exercises, CD Plotter), Training Almanac, Course Notes, tuition, exam fees, and certificate.

VHF SRC Radio (Classroom Course) Course Notes & RYA VHF Handbook (G31)

VHF SRC Radio (On-line Course) RYA VHF Handbook (G31)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 17:03
Where are we based? PDF Print E-mail

St. Thomas More Catholic Academy,
Longton Hall Road,
Stoke on Trent,

For map click here

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 11:01

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