We offer a comprehensive range of RYA practical sailing, shore-based theory courses. VIEW ALL COURSES RYA recognized training center in Italy Day Skipper Course Our Sailing Area is the Archipelago of the Pontine Islands, Ischia, and Capri. DISCOVER OUR SAILING AREA Visit the most beautiful sailing spots with us

Sailing Courses in Italy

Offshore Sailing

Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognized sailing training center

RYA qualifications and courses are known and respected the world over. We offer a comprehensive range of RYA practical sailing, shore-based theory courses.

Whether you are a complete beginner, have aspirations to develop a career in the yachting industry or just want to have fun sailing, we have a sailing experience to suit your needs.

RYA Sailing Courses

Our sailing courses are taught on our dedicated training boats, these are spacious fast cruising yachts set up exclusively for teaching and are equipped with all the essentials.

Competent Crew
This course is for beginners and those who would like to become…
Day Skipper
The minimum qualification to legally charter a yacht bareboat worldwide
Coastal Skipper
Advanced skippering techniques for yachtsmen and women with considerable knowledge of sailing…
ICC Assessment
The ICC is a certificate which is intended to provide evidence of…
Yachtmaster Prep.
“An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of…
RYA Cruising Instructor Course
The first step in teaching within the practical cruising scheme is to…
Day-Skipper Shorebased Theory
A comprehensive introduction to chart work, navigation, meteorology and the basics of…
Coastal Skipper & Yachtmaster Theory
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for…
Marine Radio (SRC)
The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification…
Sailing Area

Archipelago of the Pontine Islands, Ischia, and Capri

Our Sailing Area is the Archipelago of the Pontine Islands, Ischia, and Capri, around 20 miles offshore from our base, for mile building course you sailing also to Aeolian (Sicily)

Offshore Sailing is a recognized

RYA Yachtmaster Courses

RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence

An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper

Taking courses with this school last summer was such a fantastic experience; truly one I will always remember. I jumped into this with perhaps a bit of a specific wishlist: I wanted to learn how to sail, I wanted it to be somewhere warm and beautiful, and I wanted an experienced-but-fun instructor…but I actually got all of these here! I booked with my father and took the Competent Crew and Day Skipper (with one week off between), and it was the most fun we’ve had in years. We had Claudio for our instructor, and he is definitely a character! He taught us more than just sailing – his love of the region is infectious, and each of these islands now has a special place in my heart.

Mike Sterle-Contala

I took the course “Yacht Master Prep.” with Offshore Sailing, I passed the exam with much more knowledge, I can only recommend them.

Stefan Maiorino Balducci

Took the Competent Crew and Day Skipper courses and can only recommend Offshore Sailing to everyone who considers taking sailing courses. Claudio is a great instructor, who really knows how to teach people. How to sail. I learned a lot and now feel comfortable to charter a boat on my own. The sailing area around the Pontine Islands is beautiful and perfect for learning.

Pia Mühlhoff

Claudio is a skilled instructor and sailor. Bilingual and with good communication skills. The crew (1 day skipper and 3 competent crew) felt very safe throughout. The base is well located and the islands are wonderful to explore. Everyone mucked in and displayed varying levels of skill, and developed rapidly. We had a great experience with Offshore Sailing RYA and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them, in fact I plan to do my day skipper license with Claudio. Ciao e grazie!!!

Byron Nurse

We had a great week learning to sail with Claudio getting our Competent Crew. We all felt very confident sailing the boat after a few days and all the locations we visited we amazing!

Kelsey Devine

We had an incredible week completing our Competent Crew course with Offshore Sailing. Claudio is a knowledgable teacher and a skilled sailor, which made the week a great learning experience and a ton of fun. The locations we visited were beautiful and I would highly recommend Offshore Sailing

Jeannine Jure

“Offshore Sailing offers good teaching, professionalism, skills necessary to pass this tough exam. Claudio is a very prepared and helpful person. The navigation area is very good, lots of wind and perfect areas to do practically everything that is learned in theory. Absolutely Recommended

Simone Procopio

“Well structured course with theoretical lessons combined with practice. Examination on the whole difficult during the course all the areas necessary to support it are covered. Claudio is very prepared and helpful.

Cesare Magliano

“A well-made school, a life experience, a real education, all with the friendliness of the staff. To always remember and enhance!

Paolo Rocchi

“Congratulations to Claudio for this course, for his professionalism and excellent communication! I am really satisfied! Highly recommended!”

Giorgio Torelli

“A great school to learn to be sure of yourself with seriousness and experience!”

Manuel Lauro