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Training & Open Coaching 2021-05-09T08:04:12+01:00

Training & Open Coaching

Hythe Sailing Club is an RYA accredited training centre but with limited resources and is only able to offer Training or Coaching to full members and their children over 8 years of age and listed within a Family Membership.

All on water training or coaching is undertaken by RYA qualified instructors supported by competent Club members. Shore based specialist courses such as Day Skipper, Yatchmaster, Radio Licence and First Aid may be offered via Jolly Rodger Training.

RYA Youth Stages 1 – 4 Dinghy training. Unfortunately this year (summer 2021) we are unable to provide any of the Youth Stages for dinghy’s.

RYA Adult Stages 1 and 2 – is a two day course, dates to be arranged.

Power Boat Level 2 course – is a two day course, dates to be arranged.

Safety Boat Course – is a two day course dates to be arranged.

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.

Adult beginners’ sail training courses (from age 16)

RYA Level 1. RYA Level 2. RYA Level 3.

The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses (or an equivalent time of short sessions subject to tidal and weather conditions) enabling the student to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment. Each course is taken in a dinghy and may follow the formal RYA training syllabus supported by informal coaching to build on skills.

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

RYA Powerboat: Safety boat. Must hold RYA powerboat level 2 cert (from age 18).

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying. This course is available free of charge to those members who have held a level 2 powerboat certificate for a minimum of 12 months and completed a minimum of six safety boat crew duties. A refund of the Powerboat 2 course fees (if completed at HSC) will be made to those members who perform no fewer than 6 safety boat duties a year in the 2 years following Safety Boat qualification.

Further detailed information on RYA courses may be found on the RYA web site.

See below for instructions on operating the club safety boats.

Safety Boat Protocols