About Us

Sailing - taught on the water - learnt in your living room!

Wherever you are in the world*, we’ll bring our training from onboard our yacht ‘Mipha’ to you via your computer, tablet or smart phone. All of our courses are presented online in video or text and pictures so that you may choose the learning style that suits you best. Physical charts, navigation tools and learning materials are sent in the post so that you can learn to navigate step-by-step with us. Knowledge quizzes are provided along the way so that you can monitor your progress, and with expert instructors on hand 7 days a week you can get in touch quickly and easily whenever you have a question. Even the final assessment can be taken from home. View our video to meet your instructors and find out more. *An internet connection is required.

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Our Company

Ardent Training was founded by a team of extremely experienced, professional sailors. Having earned their stripes in the roughest seas and most treacherous coastlines this world has to offer they returned home with an eye to settling down and teaching what they had learned.

Working in extreme places shapes a person's perspective and eradicates bad habits. Phrases like ‘it will probably last’ are forgotten and instead you learn to strive for perfection. That is the attitude we are bringing to this industry, we are taking the current ‘that will do’ experience and working hard to provide something which is better. We are always looking at how we can improve the learning experience for our students.

Built by sailors for sailors.

Course Features

Everyone learns in their own unique way. We want to give you the options to be able to tailor your learning to your own style. Whether that's watching instructional videos, reading text and diagrams, or just getting in touch and having a chat with one of our experienced instructors.

Learning in the classroom is very beneficial to learning. Everyone has a different opinion, ideas and experiences to learn from. Here at Ardent we don't want you to miss out on this valuable learning experience. We want you to be able to learn from home, in your own time and at your own pace, but to be able to benefit, from student forums, working groups, and live Q+A sessions with our experienced instructors.

Web + App

You can access your course using any web browser on any device, and also, coming soon, on our purpose built app.

Social Learning

You will not be learning alone with Ardent Training. Not only do we encourage contact with your instructors but we also encourage engagement within our student communities.

Available Offline (coming soon)

If you use our app you can download all the course content for offline viewing. Learn on the bus, at sea, wherever suits you

RYA Approved

Internationally recognized RYA qualifications

Instructor Support

We have world class instructors online 0800-2000UT, 364 days a year. We are here to help!

Support Marine Conservation

We live and work at sea and as a result we want to protect the world's oceans. We donate a percentage of profits to Marine Conservation Charities

Our Instructors

The Ardent Training team of instructors are passionate about sailing. Find out more about them.

Alan Denham

Content Creator & Instructor

Specialist Topics

  • Traditional navigation
  • Celestial navigation
  • Marine conservation
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Current Charity Partnerships:

Proudly supporting the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Not only do we want to provide the best training for seafarers, but we also want to protect the world’s oceans that we all use and love. There are many charities around the globe that are doing incredible jobs of conserving, protecting and improving the health of the marine environment. We want to use this platform to help support them. We are always keeping our eyes open for new and exciting opportunities to give something back and support marine conservation charities, so please get in touch if you think we can help support you.'

What People Say

“ A very good way to study at your own speed. And probably you'll store the course contents more in long-term memory than any classroom based course can.”

Nethor Doct -Developer Jennifer Sun -Student

“ Taking the course RYA Day Skipper was a great pleasure. Very informative on a broad scope of various topics like safety, navigation and passage planning and meteorology.”

Nethor Doct -Developer Niall Cohen -Student

“ I found the course very informative, and the response time and support to the exams very helpful.”

Nethor Doct -Developer Elaine Thomas -Student

“The lessons were put together very well and easy to understand. ”

Nethor Doct -Developer Josh Smith -Student