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First Class Sailing

William Street | William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL, England
+44 20 3006 3717
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Excellent, well above expectation

Just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with your DS Theory course. Johnny Arthur was a... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2016
David H
London, United Kingdom
Excellent sailing school

I've done a few courses and a France channel hop with the First Class team. Brilliant bunch and... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016
Aberdeen, UK
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At First Class Sailing we give you easy access to the full range of RYA yachting courses and other sailing activities. From the moment you contact us we aim to make your whole experience fun, smooth and hassle free. Our office team are helpful, quick to respond and show a high degree of integrity. First Class Sailing instructors are friendly, professional, thorough and passionate about sailing. So whether you are a complete novice or have some sailing experience, we give you the confidence and expertise to enjoy the ultimate get-away-from-it-all experience: the freedom of sailing.RYA Sailing Courses RYA Sailing courses are internationally recognised. They form part of a scheme that is both easy to follow and enter, whatever level of experience you have. We run RYA Shorebased navigation classes such as Day Skipper theory and Yachtmaster theory in London in the evenings and/or over weekends. We hold RYA Practical Courses such as Competent Crew for novices, Day Skipper for those with more experience and Yachtmaster for those with lots of experience on our yachts based in Shamrock Quay, Southampton and North Frambridge on the East Coast.Sailing Trips Our sailing trips might take you off to the west country for a week of cruising the Devon and Cornish coastlines with their pretty harbours and beautiful estuaries. Or sail over to France and the Channel Islands for a week of Moules Marinieres, French wine and pretty Channel Island anchorages and beaches. For those with less time we have weekend Channel Hops over to France, all year round, which offer the perfect opportunity to build miles and experience quickly.• RYA PRACTICAL COURSESo Competent Crew Practical Courseo Day Skipper Practical Courseo Coastal Skipper Practical Courseo Yachtmaster Coastal Practical Courseo Yachtmaster Practical Courseo Yachtmaster Ocean Practical Course• RYA THEORY COURSESo Day Skipper Theory Courseo Coastal Skipper Theory Courseo Yachtmaster Theory Courseo Yachtmaster Coastal Theory Courseo Yachtmaster Ocean Theory Courseo CEVNI Testo Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online Theory Courseo Online Day Skipper Theory Courseo Online Yachtmaster Theory Courseo London RYA Theory Courses• SPECIALIST RYA COURSESo Sea Survival Courseo VHF Courseo Offshore Safety Course (ISAF)o Radar Courseo First Aid at Seao Diesel Engine Maintenance Courseo Professional Practices and Responsibilites (PPR) Course
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William Street | William Street, Southampton SO14 5QL, England
+44 20 3006 3717
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with your DS Theory course. Johnny Arthur was a brilliant instructor, most importantly engaging and he related a lot of the theory to his practical experiences. I had expected the content to be a bit...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I've done a few courses and a France channel hop with the First Class team. Brilliant bunch and have just booked my next set of courses. Highly recommended.

Thank Downthepub
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I have completed competent crew, theory/practice day skipper and VHF courses with First Class Sailing. All were conducted to the highest standard, with excellent very experienced instructors. Easy booking online, plus friendly and efficient office support when needed. Will use First Class Sailing again.

Thank Alexander E
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I just had a really good time and felt I learnt a great deal in a very limited time! The boat and equipment was clean and in good order, it was a small friendly group, excellent customer service allowing me to organise this on very...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Wow - what an experience - so much better than I expected - completely hands on seeing two life rafts inflated one in 'class ' situation at CA house; and then real scenario in local swimming pool nearby. Course instructor outstanding, with wide range of...More

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I'm just back from a most enjoyable five-day cruise with First Class Sailing East Coast on the 35-foot sailing yacht Kingfisher. The trip entitled 'Explore the Essex and Kent Rivers' started from North Fambridge in Essex and visited the port of Bradwell on the River...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

My 13 year old son and I had a truly excellent trip with 1st Class Sailing East Coast with Nick Beach on the Kingfisher. It exceeded expectations in every respect, despite a 2.30 am start on Saturday morning! Sailed through a windfarm, saw porpoise and...More

Thank MarcR8920
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A group of four of us booked our day skipper practical and theory through First Class Sailing. From the start to finish, they were friendly and professional, making the whole process a very enjoyable experience. Our instructor Graham, was excellent, he made us feel at...More

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I cannot fault this course - excellent instruction both theory and practical. Very intense courses but great balance of professionalism and fun. Do it! Julia Heller South London

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is an excellent, professionally organised course. The instruction was excellent. Attending the theory course in the evenings demands commitment, but everyone who turned up regularly passed, and the practical was great fun, going beyond what we needed to know, allowing us to feel we...More

Thank Diane P
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