Nomad Sailing is owned and run by Jim Barden and his sister Lou. We have a practical base in Gosport and shorebased classrooms in London and the South-East
Nomad was established in 2008, and after obtaining RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC) status has provided shorebased RYA training courses in various locations in London and the South East. We aim to give sailors and prospective sailors the opportunity to learn and refine all the navigation skills needed on the water, a thorough grounding in the 'rules of the road', detailed knowledge of buoyage, lights and shapes and an understanding of safety at sea, all in the comfort of the classroom.
Although not without challenge, our training schedules always have your learning outcomes and comfort in mind. You will be given continuous feedback on your progress throughout the course - we are always happy to answer questions, demonstrate skills or let you have a go at that tricky manoeuvre again!
You will complete courses on 'Nomad 1', our lovely training boat, on which you will be given a comfortable berth and good quality food whilst on board.
Overall our focus throughout is on sound tuition, safety and of course plenty of fun!