Two day theory course
Multi course options
Various ptions for the RYA Coastal Skipper course
Multi course options for the RYA Yachtmaster theory course
The one day VHF Radio course is also available online


One-to-one practical tuition on your own boat
Practical sailing tuition for individuals, teenagers or groups
Practical Course

Shore based sail training theory courses


Basic Navigation and Safety

2 Days (16 hours)


This theory course provides the minimum knowledge to be able to go to sea. Suitable for all beginners, anglers, divers and experienced with little knowledge. More information >>>


Day Skipper Theory

Choose from the options below:

  • 5 day intensive training

  • 22 evenings at our night school

  • 3 weekends Sat-Sun

  • One-to-One / Home Tuition available at extra cost Enquire for details.

A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship for competent crew. You will find this course invaluable if you want to learn how to start making decisions on board.

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Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster

Choose from the options below

  • 5 day intensive training
  • 26 evenings at our night school
  • 3 weekends Sat-Sun
  • One to One tuition or Home tuition is available at extra cost.
    Email or call for details

This is an advanced course in navigation and meteorology for candidates for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate. The syllabus makes some provision for the revision of subjects in the Day Skipper Course but those who have not acquired the knowledge set out in the Day Skipper Course are unlikely to be able to assimilate all the subjects covered in this advanced course in the time available.The assumed level of knowledge before starting this course is the Day Skipper Shore based Course.

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RYA VHF Radio (SRC) Course

1 day (intensive)


VHF / DSC Operators Course including GMDSS training.The VHF radio course is an essential 1 day course suitable for all water users. A VHF radio is an important item of safety kit on any vessel. For both emergency and general use. IT IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR A VESSEL WITH A VHF FITTED TO HAVE A SRC CERTIFICATED PERSON ON BOARD

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Excel Yachting


Terence Lee
Principal and Chief Instructor

7, Copsewood Way, Bearsted Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PJ


Tel: 0771 064 7966