is Langkawi Sailing School?
We are a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recongnised
training Centre, offering the full range of RYA practical
and theory sail training Courses based on the RYA
Cruising Scheme. We are the only School offering RYA
Yachtmaster Fastrack training in SE Asia.
Who is the RYA?
more information on the Royal Yachting Association
Where are we based?
We operate out of the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club Marina,
Langkawi, Malaysia. This is in Kuah near the main
ferry terminal. Our Courses take place in the stunning
Andaman Sea, situated between the Indian Ocean and
the West Coast of Thailand and Malaysia. Our sailing
area extends as far as Singapore in the South and
Burma in the North. Crew change Ports include Port
Klang, Penang, Langkawi, and Phuket in Thailand, SE
Asia. Click on Course program for dates. Course
What is included in the price?
Course pack, tuition, exam fees, and certificates.
Fuel, mooring fees, Customs and immigration charges,
bedding, tuition, RYA Certificates and your food and
is not included?
Food and drink taken ashore, Drinks onboard excluding
water, fruit juices, tea and Coffee. Towels. RYA Yachtmaster
and Coastal Skipper Exam Fees. (Payable direct to
the RYA) Personal Travel Insurance, we recommend you
arrange an insurance covering adventure pursuits such
as Offshore sailing.
Accommodation and food and transport. Rooms are available
in the Pantai Cenang area of Langkawi from 50.00 RM
per night, there is a great variety of restaurants
and Cafes to suit all tastes and budgets. Transport
is normally motor scooter (from 25.00 RM per day,
or car hire. Our students sometimes get together and
food will we get?
Food onboard is a very important part of your enjoyment
of the Course. We try our best to ensure all tastes
are catered for. The yachts are supplied with enough
food for breakfast, lunch and 2 evening meals for
each 5 day Course. Your Instructor is supplied with
a cash float to top up with fresh supplies when required.
have to cook any meals?
Part of the RYA course training
is learning to prepare food and cook while at sea.
As part of the crew you will make a contribution to
the running of the yacht. This includes the preparation
of meals and clean up afterwards.
Are special food
requirements catered for?
Yes, your joining instructions
ask you to inform us of any special food requirements.
We will do our best to accommodate your requests.
How many students are on the Course?
Each Course has a maximum of 5 students on each boat.
When does the Course start and
Our 5 day practical course starts at 1900hrs on a
Sunday evening. The Course finshes with clean up and
issue of certificates on Friday evening. You will
be clear of the yacht by around 1700hrs.
Our Shorebased Courses run for 5 days. They start
at 0900hrs Mon morning and finish around 1700hrs Friday
Our Sail Training Modules and Fastrack Courses are
an extension of this and based around the same framework.
Is everyone doing the same course?
No, each Course will have a mixture of experience,
ability, and level of competence, trainee Skippers
will be working with all levels which is perfect for
learning from each other.
Which is the right Course for me?
The RYA courses are listed
in the folowing link, showing pre course knowledge
and experience required for each course. Course
We will request information from you about your previous
experience and any qualifications you already have.
We also ask you why you want to do the course. We
will then advise you the best way to progress with
your training and which course will suit you best.
Pre-Course requirements are posted on our website
for each Course.
What should I bring with me?
Details of what to bring are included in your Course
Joining Instructions. RYA Log books and publications
are available for purchase from Langkawi Sailing School
Is there any pre-course
reading I can do to prepare for my course?
The books and publications we recommend
are available here. Click on our School
How far is the yacht from the nearest
The yacht will always be close
to an International airport for the crew change. Airports
are Langkawi and Phuket with regular and cheap flights
to Kuala Lumpur they are the most convienient. Detailed
directions of how to find us and where to meet are
included in your Course Joining Instructions.
What travel documents/Visas/Jabs
do I need?
You will need a valid passport
with an expiry date of at least 6 months from the
date you return. Also make sure there are some free
pages for entry and exit stamps in your passport.
The information below can change so we advise you
to go to the links below to check the rules for your
You will get a 90 day tourist Visa on arrival in Malaysia.
We will be sailing in and out of the Country so the
90 days will start again on re-entry so no need for
any other Visa.
For more info http://www.malaysiatravel.org.uk/visa-rules.html
The same applies but for 30 days.
Again because we are sailing in and out no need for
other visas unless you plan to stay on.
For more info http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908
Please check with your Doctor which jabs you need.
Malaria is not a problem in Coastal Areas.
What type of boats will I be on?
Kay Sira is a Slipper 42ft sailing Ketch, Aeolus XC
is a Beneteau Oceanis 35ft sloop. Sade 2 is a Harmony
here for more info
What safety Equipment is supplied
Our Vessels are approved RYA training vessels. They
comply with the RYA Safety Equipment check list and
carry LifeRafts, Life Jackets, Flares, Fire Fighting
Equipment, First aid Kit, etc. They are inspected
Annually by a representative from the RYA
Will I get my own cabin?
Sleeping space is allocated on a course by course
basis and this is done at the start of the course.
You may have to share your cabin but we try to keep
cabins available for couples or friends if we can.
If you want your own cabin, this can be arranged if
we have space, by paying a single supplement fee.
Contact us for details.
Are there laundry facilities?
These are available at most ports of call and they
usually have an overnight service.
Is there easy access to the internet?
Wireless connections are available at all the marinas.
You can also get online via mobile phone. Coverage
is good and reasonably priced.
How far do we sail
and where do we go?
On a typical 5 day practical Course we would sail
between 120-200 Nm. The ports visited will depend
on the trip you sign up for. Click
here for program
Sample itinerarys are posted on our website.
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