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RYA Shorebased Courses

RYA Yachtmaster, Day Skipper, and Essential Navigation & Seamanship Courses


YM & DS courses are run as weekly evening classes over the winter months (October to March/April). The Day Skipper course is a comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers. The Yachtmaster course provides advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. The courses are relevant to both sailors and power boaters. The Essential Navigation & Seamanship course is a two day course which will be run over two consecutive Saturdays in February/March 2022. No previous boating experience is necessary.

Further details of the content of these courses can be found on the RYA website

RYA VHF Courses - 2 courses: Saturday 19th March 2022 and Sunday 20th March 2022

One day course.

AYC members @ £75 (non-members @ £90) 6 places available per course.

AYC members: To book & pay online please see the Training Calendar and click on the 'book' link beside the relevant course.

Non-members please contact

RYA Diesel Engine Course - Saturday 12th February 2022

One day course

AYC members @ £75, non-members @£90. A one-day beginners' course to help you prevent & solve diesel engine failure. Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs. Whether you sail a yacht with an auxiliary diesel engine or are a motorboat enthusiast, this course could not just save you money, but one day could save your life.

AYC members:To book & pay online see the Training Calendar and click on the 'book' link beside the relevant course.

Non-members please contact

RYA First Aid Course - Sun 18th July 2021 POSTPONED

RYA First Aid course. This one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. See the RYA website for more details. 12 places are available on each First Aid course run at AYC. The cost of this course is £60 per person.

Click FIRST AID 18th July for more details. AYC members can book online.

* Online booking and payment is only available to AYC members (login required). Non-AYC members please contact the training secretary to book a place.

For further information and advice on any RYA courses held at AYC please contact Sheila Crees either by e-mail ( or phone 01297 24817.


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