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Ready to Set Sail? Essential Courses for New Sailors

Have you ever dreamt of cruising the open waters, feeling the wind in your hair and the spray of the sea on your face? Sailing offers a unique sense of freedom and adventure, but before you embark on your journey, it’s crucial to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

Prosailing Malta is a fully RYA accredited training centre, dedicated to providing comprehensive courses for aspiring sailors. We offer two essential courses that will equip you with the fundamental skills and theoretical understanding required to navigate the seas with confidence:

  • RYA Competent Crew Course: This practical course delves into the practical aspects of sailing, teaching you essential skills such as sail handling, steering, boat maintenance, and basic seamanship. You’ll learn how to work effectively as part of a crew, collaborate with your skipper, and respond to various sailing situations. More details about the course can be found here:
  • RYA Day Skipper Theory (Sail): In this shorebased theory course, students are taught the basics of coastal and inshore navigation and pilotage including chart work, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting, knowledge of tides and the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. More details about this course can be found here
  • RYA Day Skipper Practical (Sail): This 5-day practical course builds upon the skills learned in the Competent Crew course, focusing on yacht handling, navigation, rules of the road, and decision-making in a skipper role. You’ll spend your days sailing around the Maltese Archipelago, putting your theoretical knowledge into practice and gaining invaluable sea miles. More details about the course can be found here:

Once these three courses are completed, you will effectively have an international license to charter a boat anywhere in the world. Imagine the freedom you would have to be able to take your vessel anywhere and set off to your next adventure.

Why is this training essential?

Sailing is an exhilarating activity, but it’s also a serious responsibility. Understanding the fundamentals of sailing and navigation is crucial for:

  • Your safety: By acquiring the proper skills and knowledge, you’ll be able to handle various situations at sea, make informed decisions, and navigate safely.
  • The safety of others: As a responsible sailor, you’ll be equipped to contribute to the safety of your crew and fellow mariners.
  • Building confidence: Mastering the basics of sailing will boost your confidence and allow you to fully enjoy the experience.

Take the first step towards your sailing adventure.

Prosailing Malta’s RYA accredited courses provide the perfect platform for beginners to embark on their sailing journey. By enrolling in our RYA Competent Crew Course, RYA Day Skipper Theory, and RYA Day Skipper Practical, you’ll gain the essential skills and knowledge to navigate the seas with confidence and embark on unforgettable sailing experiences.

Visit our website today to learn more about our courses and start your sailing adventure!

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Learn to sail with Prosailing Malta, a certified RYA training centre. We offer a variety of RYA courses and the local Basic Seamanship & Boathandling course, tailored to your needs. Start your sailing journey today!