Welcome to Estuary Sailing

Estuary Sailing is based at Fambridge Yacht Haven a friendly professional marina on the River Crouch in Essex at the quiet and peaceful village of North Fambridge in Essex enjoying excellent access via road, rail or sea.

RYA Shorebased theory courses are taught in our own clean and bright dedicated training room at the marina with light refreshments provided during training.

RYA Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster scheme training which commences with RYA Start Yachting then RYA Competent Crew continuing to RYA Day Skipper building to the advanced RYA Yachtmaster Coastal is available.

From November 2011 Estuary Sailing are proud to announce they are now a RYA recognised training centre for the RYA Motor Cruising and Yachtmaster scheme. Courses available are RYA Helmsmans, RYA Day Skipper and RYA Coastal Skipper. We will also provide a combined Helmsman and Day Skipper course to run over a 5 day period.

All courses including RYA Yachtmaster MCA preparation and exam are taught aboard MCA coded vessels. The top quality craft used are our 34ft Westerly Vulcan yacht, Cigala Bertinetti motor cruiser and Northstar 5.5m rib. All vessels are well equipped, safe, comfortable and have been chosen for their suitability as training craft.

The sheltered waters of the River Crouch and its nearby harbours and anchorages are ideal for teaching boat handling and sailing skills. All courses are provided using enthusiastic skilled professional skippers. The waters of the Thames estuary and beyond provide challenges for more advanced training, mileage building and night sailing.

Estuary Sailing provides RYA tuition during weekday and weekends, with an itinerary set up to suit most students. An added benefit of having our own dedicated training room and boats is that additional courses can often be provided at short notice and with smaller groups.