Europa Holidays RYA Keelboat courses

RYA Powerboat Level 2 training

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RYA Keelboat

RYA Levels 1 to 3 and more
RYA Powerboat Level 2

Our courses suit those wishing to  learn to sail a keelboat to an internationally-recognized standard.

The RYA Keelboat courses are suited to those wishing to learn sport boat sailing (18′ to 30′ boats with keel and small or no cabin) and those wanting a sailing experience with no possibility of capsize.

RYA Keelboat courses

Learn to sail a keelboat with our RYA keelboat courses. Our RYA courses is run over 2 full days with most of the theory managed on board. The training is great for those progressing from a dinghy or starting ‘big boat’ sailing. No prior experience is necessary. There are a maximum of 3 students to 1 instructor. We teach with the instructor on-board but with students managing all the manoeuvres and exercises.


We use an SB20 keelboat which is small and manoeuvrable but fast and challenging in a strong wind. Everything you learn in this boat is good preparation for sailing in larger boats or taking the RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses at a coastal venue. Whether you pre-book or book when you get here, everything you need is included in the price and is at the beach. Buoyancy aids, spraytops and boots (if needed) come with the package, along with a friendly smile.

Powerboat courses for adults and juniors

The prices below are for Europa Holidays clients who have booked accommodation through us and reflect a discount of approx.  10% discount on prices paid at the beach. A discount is available to 2 or 3 people booking together, 10% for 2 and 15% for 3.

People wanting to book courses without accommodation should look at Europa Surf and Sail Keelboat training for prices in Euros and contact Europa Surf and Sail directly at


2 or 3-hour
£95 - 120/person
  • 2-hour funsail in a keelboat (3rd hour 35% extra)
  • all equipment included
  • instructor on-board
  • no experience necessary
  • requires min. 2 students

ESS 6-hour

Keelboat experience
  • 6-hour course in a keelboat
  • can be run as 2x 3-hour sessions
  • all equipment included
  • instructor on-board
  •  no experience necessary – requires min. 2 students

RYA Course

Level 1,2 or 3
  • 2-day course in a keelboat +
  • all equipment included
  • instructor on-board
  • no experience necessary
  • requires min. 2 students

RYA Powerboat course

Our instructors are RYA trained and we use boats inspected annually by the RYA. Our SB20 is 20ft long and maintained throughout the season. An electric outboard (Torqeedo) makes exit and entry simple and the harbour mooring gives pleantly of opportunity to practice manoeuvring a keelboat