Youth beginners’ sail training courses (from age 8 to 15)
RYA Stage 1. RYA Stage 2. RYA Stage 3. RYA Stage 4.
To make the most of these courses, students should ensure they are confident with the skills of one course before undertaking the RYA assessment and moving to the next. Most courses are a minimum of two days but may be run over a longer period subject to tides and weather or if students haven’t sailed for a long period. Sailing is a sport which gets better with practice. When working towards a RYA stage assessment, instruction may take the form of either formal training, according to the RYA syllabus and/or informal coaching sessions to build on skills. At least one parent is required to remain at the Club whilst the training session is underway to support the activity and when necessary be responsible for the safety and behaviour of their child.
2017 rates: £1.50 a session + any charge for RYA certificates.
RYA Powerboat level 2 (From age 16)
This course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. This course is normally held over 2 days.
2017 rates: A charge of £90 is payable before commencement of the course. The course is only provided to those members who can demonstrate a willingness to participate in safety boat duties, or own a powerboat