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Sunsail Level 3 Sailing Courses & Schools

Level 3 Sailing Courses are intended for experienced intermediate sailors who are ready to develop their theoretical and practical sailing and navigation skills to an advanced level. 

These courses are designed for sailors with a good number of sea miles built up who are keen to put those skills to the test, and to gain qualifications tailored to specific skills and techniques.

With a Level 3 qualification under their belts, students are able to embark on any Sunsail Yacht Charter and Flotilla holiday, anywhere in the world. The possibilities are endless!

 

Level 3 Sailing Courses - Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory Course

The RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory Courses are designed to develop a knowledge and understanding of navigation and other theory and are the next step on from the Day Skipper Course. These courses are the ideal precursor to the full RYA Coastal Skipper Practical course or any of the Yachtmaster tiers.

  • Shore-based UK course
  • Prepares for longer passages
  • Teaches advanced navigation techniques
  • Prepares students for Coastal Skipper Practical or Yachtmaster Coastal Practical
  • Builds confidence for night sailing
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Level 3 Sailing Courses - Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory Course

Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course

A continuation of your sailing journey, this practical course covers all the basics required to skipper a yacht further a field, once completed you will be confident in offshore sailing and night sailing.

  • Shore-based UK course
  • The next step following your Day Skipper Course
  • Suitable for advanced sailors
  • Taught advanced navigation techniques
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Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Coastal Skipper Practical Course

Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep and Exam Course

The RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation Course and Exam are suitable for students who have completed the theory and practical elements of the Coastal Skipper courses. The course provides final preparation for the exam that will qualify you as an experienced and advanced skipper, holding the RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate.

  • Advanced skipper qualification
  • Internationally recognised
  • Fine tune sailing techniques
  • Improve weak areas
  • Improve safety and efficiency
  • Develop fuller knowledge and understanding
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Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Prep and Exam Course

Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep and Exam Course

Having passed the Yachtmaster Coastal Exam, students taking the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation Course and passing the final Offshore Exam will obtain a qualification that enables them to sail a yacht almost anywhere in the world safely and with confidence and work commercially as a skipper.

  • Sail anywhere in the world on a charter holiday
  • Make challenging passages across coastal waters
  • Work commercially as a skipper
  • Work towards becoming an instructor
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Level 3 Sailing Courses - RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Prep and Exam Course

Level 3 Sailing Courses - BVI ASA 103/104 Learn to Bareboat

Over 7 days, this course builds on the material learned in 101, and comprises the navigation portion of the skills required to bareboat cruise. You will be taught to cruise safely as both skipper and crew on an auxiliary sailboat of 30-50 feet in coastal waters. You will learn the full spectrum of the details involved in chartering, including routine maintenance, sailing a compass course and planning provisioning.

  • Gain your ASA 103 and 104 certification
  • By the cabin or charter a full yacht for the family
  • Learn on vacation, with warm winds and turquoise seas!
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Level 3 Sailing Courses - BVI ASA 103/104 Learn to Bareboat

Level 3 Sailing Courses - British Virgin Islands ASA 114 Catamaran Course

An advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The individual can act as skipper and crew of a 30-50 foot multihull sailboat by day in coastal waters. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.

  • From our flagship base in the British Virgin Islands
  • ASA certified training
  • Learn while on vacation
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Level 3 Sailing Courses - British Virgin Islands ASA 114 Catamaran Course