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RYA Courses in Essex

Bradwell is our Royal Yacht Association (RYA) Training Centre and a leading provider of sailing, yachting , powerboat and shore based professional and technical courses on the East Coast of England.

Whether you are a novice looking to take your first foray on the water, or already have some sailing or powerboat experience, our highly-qualified and knowledgeable team of instructors will ensure you are honing your helming, strengthening your seamanship or consolidating your crewing in no time. There’s even RYA certification available for seasoned water-users with our advanced powerboating and sailing courses – all the way up to instructor level.

The tidal creeks and channels of the River Blackwater estuary provide the ideal location for developing nautical skills at all levels; coupled with our comprehensive fleet of modern dinghies, day boats, keel boats and powerboats, we have the flexibility to train you in a wide variety of conditions and craft.

Book a course and stay with us for free

Our centre at Bradwell waterside in Essex now offers free overnight accommodation in our Nomadic Bell Tents during the summer months if you’re signing up to a course which lasts longer than one day (subject to availability).

Discover our range of RYA professional and technical courses

RYA Sailing courses

From novice sailor to instructor, our Bradwell Training Centre offers sailing qualifications for all levels.

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RYA Powerboat courses

From beginner to expert, Essex Outdoors Bradwell is a leading provider of Royal Yachting Association accredited powerboat certifications for all levels.

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RYA Shore based courses

Our courses are not just on the water – our range of official RYA shore-based and interactive courses provide the support sailors and powerboat users need to tackle their marine adventures with confidence.

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RYA Youth sailing week

The perfect summer camp where young people aged 8-16 can learn to sail or improve their skills whilst gaining RYA certification – with day based and residential options available book online today.

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