Through the internationally recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) scheme, Sail Nelson specialises in teaching Sail Cruising skills to sailors of all levels of experience; from RYA Competent Crew through to RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore. Our courses take place in the idyllic waters of the Abel Tasman and Marlborough Sounds, typically starting on a Monday morning and finishing on Friday afternoon; 5 days live-aboard.
The page “RYA Cruising Scheme Explained” aims to give you a brief oversight of the RYA sailing courses we run, and to give you an idea of what level you might want to join the scheme at.
For more detail on each of the courses, including the pre-requisites, see the relevant page:
Our sailing season runs from September to May. We also offer tailor-made tuition to suit your needs, as well as own boat tuition. So, whether you’re wanting to learn to sail for the first time, have just bought a boat, or are planning a blue water adventure; we are here to help you, give you confidence and make your experience more enjoyable.
Payment and cancellation terms:
A deposit of 30% of the course fee is needed to confirm your place on the course, with the balance payable no later than 14 days before the course begins. Two thirds of your deposit is refundable until 60 days before course commencement.
Phone: +64 3 548 5368
Mobile: +64 21 0248 4834