Typically the Multihull Day Sailing course will cost £250-£400 / $380-$610 / 330-540 EUROS per person depending on where you take it, what time of the year, and whether you are doing it alone or as part of a group.
Multihulls are usually seen as for blasting around the buoys. They can be used as very good cruising boats, with far more space than a monohull of a similar length.
With your skills learned on the RYA Multihull Level 1 and Level 2 courses, you will develop your sailing skills in cruising sailing.
Where many other courses are about racing, this looks at the skills required for a longer jaunt up the coast to a favoured pub or anchorage for lunch. You learn how to get to your destination safely – consider one of the RYA racing courses for getting there as fast as possible!
You will be capable of a longer cruise in relatively sheltered waters. You will learn how to sail in more challenging conditions too – perhaps stretching your legs in a Force 6 wind and choppy conditions.
It is part theory and part practical. You will cover practical skills such as anchoring and mooring, but also theoretical skills such as passage planning and safety techniques.
You can take the course anywhere in the world that has RYA accreditation. Many schools in the Caribbean focus on multihull courses for example…
You should be competent in sailing at all points of sail, tacking, gybing as well as the other skills taught in the RYA Multihull Levels 1 and 2 courses. You should either have those certificates or demonstrate the competence and experience required to pass them.
2 days, though you can ask for a 3 day course if required for an extra fee.
You will take the basic skills learned in the previous courses and focus them towards enjoying a short cruise.
You will learn about reefing under sail and other elements of sailing in more challenging weather conditions.
You will cover the theoretical elements of sailing that include navigation, passage planning (to include victualing for a passage) and the Collision Regulations.
You will also look at mooring and anchoring, both under sail and with engine power.
Finally, you will look at safety skills and techniques such as man overboard, capsize and capsize avoidance, and taking on water.
You have a choice. To hone your cruising skills, look to the RYA yacht cruising courses that include the RYA Day Skipper and the Coastal Skipper courses. To further develop your keelboat skills, have a look at the multihull racing courses that will refine your sailing skills to a much higher level.
No, though the RYA is widely recognised as a leading sail training organisation around the globe.