Mixed level courses – advantages and disadvantages

Join Attieke, our intern, as she shares her first sailing course experience! Doing something for the first time is exciting but also a bit nerve-wracking, let’s be honest. Attieke participated in a Women at the Helm course, doing her RYA Competent Crew while others took the RYA Coastal Skipper course. She’ll walk you through the […]

What to expect from a Yachtmaster Prep Week and Exam

A Yachtmaster Prep Week is meant to assist you in brushing up your skills before the Yachtmaster Exam. At Second Star Sailing, our Prep Week starts with an assessment day when the instructor will gauge your strengths and weaknesses. Then we adjust the coaching and training to be tailor-made to each candidate’s specific needs and […]

Your comprehensive Practical Sailing Course FAQs

Congratulations on booking your course, completing payment, filling out the Enrolment Form, and packing according to our provided Packing List! As you prepare for your practical sailing course with Second Star Sailing, you might still have a few questions lingering in your mind… Not to worry! Here’s a handy FAQ guide that might help. Which […]

RYA Certification and jobs in sailing

One of the things that we often hear from our students after they have just completed their first sailing course is this: “This is amazing! I love sailing, I want to get a job working on a boat!  What can I do? Where can I work? What kind of experience is needed? What qualifications should […]

Thinking about taking a RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Theory Course?

We want you to get the best from your Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Theory Course.  In choosing your course I am sure you have read about the pre-requisites or assumed knowledge being ‘Knowledge to Day Skipper Shorebased Standard’.  This can be found here on the RYA web site and on page 84 of the ‘Yachtmaster […]

Accommodation – FAQ

One of the top 3 questions from our students is about accommodation. So – once and for all – let’s get it sorted! At Second Star Sailing we don’t provide housing for our students on shore before or after the course, nor during shore-based courses – such as theory courses, workshops, Powerboat Level 2.  No, […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Booking at Second Star Sailing school

We’re excited to share a unique experience on the water with you! To make your journey with us as smooth as possible, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to walk you through the booking process, payment, and what to expect upon your arrival. Step 1: Choose Your Sailing Experience The first thing to do is explore […]