Sailing and adventure training for over 20 years, shorebased & afloat

‘Face to Face’ or Online ‘Screen to Screen’ Theory and Short Courses zoomed ‘live’ or delivered in person from our base in North Wales

Our shorebased RYA theory and specialist short courses will help you unravel the mysteries of navigation, pilotage, passage planning and meteorology and keep your skills and qualifications up to date for going afloat. Take a look at our internet-based ‘live’ courses, suitable for sailing or motor boating, to find the right course for you.

  RYA Day Skipper Theory

  RYA Yachtmaster Theory

  VHF Marine Radio (SRC)

  RYA Sea Survival

  RYA First Aid

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RYA Navigation Theory

For beginners and more experienced skippers, sail or power. Learn to navigate safely on these shorebased RYA navigation and seamanship courses in North Wales. From RYA Day Skipper Theory to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory to unravel the mysteries of astro navigation.

Short Skills Courses

Develop and refresh your skills with our specialist short courses in sea survival and marine radio.  These can be taken as stand alone courses, or tagged on to our shorebased navigation courses.


RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
Theory Course

Learn about celestial navigation, using a sextant, ocean passage planning and worldwide meteorology on this 6-day course.

First Aid Training

Practical courses to update your emergency first aid knowledge. Our courses, including the RYA First Aid, are useful for anyone going afloat or active in the outdoors.

Classic Castles Cruise

A cruise in company event for sailing and motor boats. A flexible itinerary with social events to enjoy en route, training sessions and the spectacular castles of North Wales to explore. Join us to sail the coastline of Anglesey, Conwy and the Lleyn Peninsula.

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Skippered Charter

Hire a skipper and relax with a professional at the helm. Tap in to their local knowledge and discover new sailing destinations and experiences.

Sea Kayaking

The areas around Anglesey, the Menai Strait and the Conwy coastline offer some of the best paddling in the UK with something for every ability.

We tailor sea kayaking training sessions to your skills and requirements. Whether a beginner or more experienced paddler, we will ensure you have an enjoyable and worthwhile paddling experience.

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Why Learn with Ocean Discovery?

Who We Teach

  • Yacht sailors
  • Powerboaters
  • Sea kayakers
  • Sea Anglers
  • Dinghy sailors
  • Youth & school groups
  • Round the world yacht crews
  • Canal boaters
  • Lifeboat crews
  • Expedition crews
  • Divers

A Wealth of Experience

  • More than 20 years experience at sea
  • RYA recognised training centre
  • RYA Yachtmaster & Ocean Examiner
  • Indepth, local coastal knowledge
  • Extensive experience - ocean sailing skipper, yacht racing & deliveries
  • Modern, waterfront training venue
  • On the coast, in beautiful North Wales