Tall Ships Adventures are pleased to announce that we now automatically include travel insurance within your booking costs.

We have arranged this specialist travel insurance for all crew members taking part on all Voyages aboard any vessel owned or managed by Tall Ships Ltd.

Full Policy terms and conditions can be found on our website www.tallships.org

This can be downloaded or if required please contact us and we will send you a full copy in the post.

Please read through this documentation carefully to ensure it meets with your requirements.

A brief Summary of this cover is set out below.

Main Sections of Cover:

Cancellation or CurtailmentUp to £5,000

Replacement & Re-joining Expenses Up to £3,000

Medical, Repatriation and Additional Expenses Up to £1,000,000

Personal Baggage & Money Up to £1,500

Personal Accident £25,000

Journey Continuation Up to £500

Travel Delay Up to £500

Hospital Benefit £50 per day up to a maximum £2,500

Personal Liability Up to £2,000,000 (excluding whilst involved in sailing activities)

Legal Expenses Up to £25,000

Delayed Baggage Up to £250

Political and Natural Disaster Evacuation Expenses Up to £15,000

An Excess of £50 applies to some Sections - see Policy for details.

General Exclusions that apply to all Sections

It is important to be aware that Trips booked or commenced contrary to Medical Advice, contrary to health and safety regulations of airlines, to obtain medical treatment or after a terminal prognosis has been made are excluded.

This insurance also excludes certain types of claim arising from any of the following conditions in respect of an insured person

    (a) who is waiting for an operation or post operative check-up, any investigation or results, or any other hospital treatment or consultation (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage has not changed in the last 12 months.)

    (b) who has received treatment for any of the following during the 24 months prior to date of booking a trip:

a stroke, any form of cancer; leukaemia or tumour; a transplant; any heart problem; hypertension; dialysis; diabetes (not including diabetes II); any blood disorder; any breathing or respiratory problem (not including asthma, unless requiring inpatient treatment); any psychiatric illness or dementia; any gastro intestinal condition e.g. colitis, stomach ulcer; any neurological system related condition

    (c) who has been seen by a specialist in the last three months (other than regular hospital check-ups for a stable condition where the medication and dosage remains unchanged).

You are advised to read the full policy terms and conditions (www.tallships.org or on request) which set out the full details of all exclusions and limitations

Maximum age 80 at date of travel

This Policy is underwritten by Sagicor at Lloyd's Limited (FSA reference 204947) for Lloyd's Syndicate 1206 and is administered by Sagicor Underwriting Limited.

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Home » Qualifications » RYA Shorebased Courses

RYA Shorebased Courses

Want to improve your sailing CV or brush up on your theory?

Then why not join one of our RYA Shore Based Courses.


The following courses are available:

  • Short Range Radio
  • First Aid
  • Radar
  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship
  • Day Skipper Theory
  • Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Theory


These courses are available to anyone who wants to get involved. However, some courses require specific previous experience.

Illness, medical condition or disability need not necessarily prevent a student from taking part in a full time course, but the Principal and the Instructor must be made aware of any relevant condition.

If you are in any doubt please seek advise from a health professional and disclose the condition to us.

This information will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Please check our Conditions of Booking for full details.


All courses are run from the Tall Ships Youth Trust Head Office in Portsmouth.

Please note that our offices are on the second floor which can only be accessed by stairs.

If you have any concerns over access please call us before booking on a course.

Our standard course start time will be 09:00 with an approximate 17:00 finish for day courses.

The finish time for multiple day courses will be advised in your joining instructions.


Click on a course in the table below to find out more and book online.

Date Course
Location Experience Required


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