Training program

Training program 2017-07-10T22:10:09+00:00

One of the most important objectives of the Club during the winter months is training. The Club is an RYA recognised teaching establishment and welcomes non-members as well as members on its Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses. These include sessions on navigation, meteorology, boat management and seamanship. The training programme aims to help both inexperienced and experienced sailors gain the qualifications needed to become safe and competent yachtsmen and women.

This year’s Day Skipper and Yachtmaster/Coastal Skipper courses enrol on Thursday September 14th 2017 at 19:00 for courses commencing in February . Click on the Events tab which gives a calender. Clicking on an event will give you more details of times and dates – Training events are colour coded blue. Sessions are held over 3 weekends in February / March 2018. The cost of both the RYA Day Skipper course and the Yachtmaster course is currently £270, less 10 per cent for club members (subject to review).  All courses are subject to demand. The RYA training packs and charts are included in these figures. Tutoring will be by experienced yachtsman, Yachtmaster Instructor and Yachtmaster Examiner, Graham Bush.
Other specialist one-day courses may be available. These will include: The RYA First Aid at Sea course and the VHF DSC Short Range Certificate course. The Club is also authorised to conduct practical tests for issue of the ICC, International Certificate of Competence, now needed when visiting many countries.
For further details or for enrolment, contact our Training Officer, Graham Bush using our contact form and making sure you’ve selected “RYA Training” from the recipient drop-down menu.




Booking required


TBA Coastal Skipper £275.00* Yes Graham Bush
17, 18 ,24, & 25 Feb,

3 & 4 March 2018

Day Skipper £270.00* Yes Graham Bush
17 March 2018 VHF Radio £110.00* Yes Graham Bush

* cost of RYA pack  is included.  10% reduction for members on all courses, except VHF (£90 to members) .
VHF includes cost of book and licence but you will require a passport photo for the licence (Don’t be fooled by other seemingly cheaper courses which do not include the RYA costs).