Who are PanPan

Nick Pannell, fully qualified teachers of many years’ experience, use their expertise now to run classes in all aspects of the RYA Shorebased courses.  Nick has been sailing since 1977 and Lesley since 1983.

Nick, the Principal, was for some years the Principal of Bewl Valley Sailing School and before that the Principal of Croydon Schools Sailing Association (a total of over 20 years). He is fully qualified to teach dinghy sailing, powerboating, DSC VHF Radio and First Aid. Lesley although teaching mainly in Croydon Adult Education is also an RYA First Aid Instructor. We also use instructors from Norfolk and have developed links with practical sailing schools in Norfolk and Essex.

What Can We Offer

PanPan offer small, effective and friendly classes in all the RYA Shorebased courses for:  Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachmaster, Yachtmaster Ocean, RYA First Aid and RYA DoT VHF DSC Short Range Certificate Courses.

Top-up courses to suit the individual are a feature of our operation.  Just give us a ring to discuss your requirements and we will tailor the course to suit you.

Our aim is to give you the background knowledge to sail your dinghy or cruiser safely and to enjoy this exciting sport.

We associate with practical sailing schools on the South Coast and on the East Coast to help you develop your practical skills, so, from Croydon as a base, there is no limit to the extent of your sailing possibilities!


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