This is a 2 day non-residential “taster” course that simply takes you sailing along Antigua’s beautiful west coastline building on the knowledge and ability gained in Level 1.

On completion of this course you will have a basic knowledge and be capable of sailing a yacht in light winds as crew and helm with a skipper on board. It is assumed that every student has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for Level 1. Both courses can be combined which will then count towards 2 days of the Competent Crew course.

No previous experience is required and there is a recommended minimum age of 12.

If you have previous experience of sailing with family, friends or a holiday outing, and have already decided you have been “bitten”, you may skip Levels 1 & 2 and go straight into RYA Competent Crew and begin your sail training in earnest.

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COURSE FEE US$520 – Currency Converter
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  • Light Lunch daily
  • On Board Fridge /Freezer
  • On Board Gas Cooker
  • Free Wi-Fi on school premises
  • On Board Bluetooth music system
  • All relevant RYA course notes and training materials
  • RYA Certificate
  • 2 days of sail training in the warm Caribbean waters 
  • Top quality training. Read what our past clients think in our Client Reviews

Discounts / student:

  • 5% – 2 students on the same course.
  • 7.5% – 3 students on the same course.
  • 10% – 4 students, or more, on the same course.

Course Content: See Syllabus.

Course Schedule: 09:00 to 17:30 daily.


  • All year round but usually Fridays and Saturdays subject to prior bookings. With 3 yachts and 3 instructors we are confident we can offer you what you want, when you want it.
  • Reserve your dates.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Contact Us for availability

Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea
  • RYA Weather Handbook
  • RYA Navigation Exercises
  • Competent Crew

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Basic Skills – Level 2 Syllabus

BS2 - Syllabus

Practical Sailing
Sailing Techniques & Manoeuvres
Use of Engines
Emergency Equipment & Precautions

Clothing & Equipment
Slipping & Coming Alongside
Sailing Background

Coastal Waters
Tidal Tables
Weather Forecasts
Speed over Ground
Effect of Wind
Assess Local Information and Advice
Alert Authorities to Sailing Plan