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.

Estuary Sailing is a RYA recognised training centre for the RYA Motor Cruising and Yachtmaster scheme, Rya Sail Cruising and Yachtmaster scheme and Rya Powerboat scheme. All abilties are catered for from beginner to advanced level. 

All courses including RYA Yachtmaster MCA preparation and exam are taught aboard MCA coded vessels. The top quality craft used are our 35ft Westerly Seahawk yacht, Weymouth 34ft motor cruiser and Ribeye 5.85m rib. All vessels are well equipped, safe, comfortable and have been chosen specifically 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. The waters of the Thames estuary and beyond provide challenges for more advanced training, mileage building and night sailing.

All courses provided are taught by the centre principal Carol Thompson who is a Rya Yachtmaster Instructor for both Power and Sail, and an Rya Advanced Powerboat Instructor. We do not sub contract third party skippers

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.