Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers

Offshore Training with Hamble School of Yachting
Hamble School of Yachting offer rally participants exclusive training dates and discounted prices for the ISAF Offshore Safety course, RYA Sea Survival and RYA First Aid courses.  These are highly recommended for any skippers and crew going offshore, and especially for anyone participating in or considering the ARC, ARC Portugal and World ARC.  
Go to the Hamble School of Yachting website

These courses are very popular with rally participants from around the world and will book-up quickly, so don't delay!  

Training Weekends
The three courses can be taken over a long weekend, which gives a holistic view of onboard safety and managing emergencies.  The next exclusive World Cruising Club training weekends are:
25-27 March 2016
13-15 May 2016
15-17 July 2016
Other dates are available. It is possible to take only one of the three courses, or to spread the training over a longer period. Visit the Hamble School of Yachting website, or email for more information.

Special Discounted Prices
There are discounts on each of the three courses for World Cruising Club members. Contact for further details

Other Courses
Hamble also provide more advanced courses, suitable for those considering a career in sailing, or wanting to be more self-sufficient when long-term cruising.  Courses include:
MCA STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid - a 4 day course with more detailed knowledge than the basic one day course. Includes fractures, burns, spinal injuries, cardiac arrest, drowning and using Category B medical equipment. 
MCA STCW Proficiency in Medical Care - a 5 day course to follow-on from the course above, that will provide the skills and knowledge for medical care onboard a boat anywhere in the world. 

Specialty Courses for Bluewater Cruisers
Designed to give you the skills you need to become a competent bluewater cruiser, the specialty courses include: Yacht Maintenance & Rigging; Sail Trim; Boat Handling & Own Boat Tuition; International Certificate of Competence. Click here for more information.

Gain the practical skills to be a true offshore cruiser via one of the specialised "hands-on" training courses covering engine and boat maintenance; offshore medical skills; ocean weather (taught by ARC weatherman Chris Tibbs). Click here for more information.

All of the training takes place in bespoke classrooms at the School headquarters in Hamble, near Southampton in southern England.  
Hamble is close to the M27 and M3 motorways, and the mainline railways station at Southampton. Southampton Airport is 15 minutes away, with connections to UK regional airports and European cities.  There is ample parking on site, and a wide range of accommodation is available locally.