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RYA Training at AYC

The Club is keen to offer all those who go to sea, the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications. We are a Training Centre recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to provide a range of shore based and on the water courses.

Shorebased RYA courses

VHF Radio

Diesel Engine

First Aid


Day Skipper

RYA Powerboat courses

Powerboat Levels 1 & 2

Safety Boat

RYA Dinghy Training

Adult National Sailing Scheme Levels 1-3

Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1-4

All courses are run by RYA experienced and qualified instructors, the majority of whom are members of the AYC. They are all classroom or practical lessons which are delivered face-to-face. This gives important advantages over online courses: individual support; access to training equipment and the development of a class identity, ethos and mutual support structure. They are also more fun!

Powerboat, Yachtmaster and Day Skipper courses start again in October 2017. Other shore based courses (VHF Radio, Diesel Engine, First Aid) will be held in February/March 2018. Click on the links above for the course dates - additional dates may be offered subject to demand.

We have recently received approval from the RYA to add Dinghy Sailing to our list of recognised training courses. We plan to offer courses for both adults and cadets in 2018. Click on the link for more information.

Online booking & payment facility. This is now available for AYC members (log in required). Links for each course will take you to the relevant page to book. Once you have booked a place on any course please complete an Enrol Form and send it to Sheila Crees (by email or post to the address on the form).

Courses for Non-AYC Members. Non-AYC members are very welcome to attend AYC shorebased courses and some powerboat courses subject to availability - please contact the training secretary by email to book a place and you will be given details of how to make your payment.

RYA Training Principal: Huntley Evans

AYC Training Secretary: Sheila Crees


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