Training program

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.

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 enrolled on September 24th 2014 for courses commencing on October 16th. 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.

Date Course Cost booking
required
Contact
TBA Coastal Skipper £250.00* Yes Graham Bush
16/10/2014

19:00-21:30

Day Skipper £250.00* Yes Graham Bush
TBA VHF Radio £TBA Yes Graham Bush

* cost of RYA pack  is included.  10% reduction for members on all courses. #Additional VHF licence cost payable on the day when you pass!