The course gives you a firm knowledge base of how to make your boating safer and more enjoyable by de-mystifying the basic elements of seamanship, boat handling and river navigation. This will help to protect the investment - of both money and care - in your craft and will give you more confidence. 


Why choose us?

The Little Ship Club pioneered training for small craft sailors and continue to help train the Royal Navy. We continue to innovate and run exclusive training courses that are not available elsewhere and are renowned for enabling people from all walks of life to get the most from their sailing. 

With a friendly and accessible clubhouse overlooking the River Thames and enthusiastic instructors with expert knowledge and years of experience of both sailing and teaching, we are sure to help you get the most enjoyment from your time on the water.


Course content

  • Introduction
  • Nautical terms and introduction to tides
  • Basic rope work
  • Mooring and anchoring
  • Steering rules and passage planning
  • Boat safety, first aid and weather
  • Electrics and engine management
  • Round-up

The course will take place at the Little Ship Club over two Saturdays from 09:30 - 16:30 and the fee includes:

  • lunch on both days
  • practice materials
  • handbook
  • 3 months club membership
  • upgrade to the Day Skipper theory course for price difference only



£95 - Members (Single)

£150  - Non-Members (Single)

£250 - per couple