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 September 17th 2015at 19:00 for courses commencing in October. 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 once a week and both courses run for 20/22 weeks. The cost of both the RYA Day Skipper course and the Yachtmaster course is £250, less 10 per cent for club members. 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.
|TBA||Coastal Skipper||£250.00*||Yes||Graham Bush|
|15/10/2015 19:00-21:30||Day Skipper||£250.00*||Yes||Graham Bush|
|TBA in March or April 2016||VHF Radio||£110#||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).