Westview Sailing


Hello, I’m Duncan Wells – principal of Westview Sailing and features writer for Yachting Monthly and Motorboating Magazine in the UK and Sail Magazine in the USA. Westview Sailing is a recognised RYA shore based training centre offering Day Skipper and Yachtmaster shore based navigation courses. We run these over 7 weeks, one evening a week and then a weekend. A lot of students arrive having done no boating at all and this is their first step towards getting the Day Skipper certificate – the full Day Skipper certificate has two parts, the shore based certificate which you do first and in the classroom and then the practical certificate which you do out on the water over 5 days. And we have students who are sailors and students who are motorboaters; the navigation side of things is the same for both, it is only the practical courses which differ.

We hold the clases in the Mary Smithell’s room here at the Chalfont St. Peter Community Centre, Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. SL9 9QX . The course costs £325 for Day Skipper (£350 for Yachtmaster as this runs over 8 weeks) plus £25 if you need a set of dividers and plotter. I always say that one can afford to miss up to two nights during the course but any more than this puts quite a strain on the individual to catch up.

If you would like a place on a course, please contact us. A £50 deposit secures a place. You can pay this straight to the Westview Sailing account at Santander A/C No 24078005 Sort Code 09-01-27, the balance can be paid on the first evening.

We now have video tutorials of all the navigational disciplines which one can access from the Westview Sailing website. They cost £12.95 for one month’s access or £29.95 for three month’s access. Westview Day Skipper and Yachtmaster shore based students get free access to these videos for the duration of their course. These videos are very popular with RYA students doing online courses, RNLI crews, MCA students and – in an unbranded form – with other sailing schools You will also find a number of Yachting Monthly and Sailing Today boat handling and seamanship articles on the Westview website which may be of interest.

And we have an ‘App’. The video tutorials are now downloadable to your iPhone or iPad as Westview has an App, search under Westview, or Day Skipper, or Yachtmaster

Name : Westview Sailing
Contact : Duncan Wells
Telephone : 01753 890555
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.westviewsailing.co.uk