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RYA Shorebased Courses

RYA Yachtmaster and Day Skipper courses

These 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. Details of the content of these two Navigation & Seamanship Theory courses can be found on the RYA website

Once it has been confirmed that the course will be running, AYC members please click the links below to pay online:



RYA VHF Courses - Saturday 18th April or Sunday 10th May 2020 CANCELLED

One day course.

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

Click VHF RADIO 18th APR or VHF RADIO 10th MAY for more details - AYC members please book online via these links.

RYA Diesel Engine Course - Saturday 25th April 2020 CANCELLED

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. Click DIESEL ENGINE for more details.

RYA First Aid Course:

Dates for 2020 First Aid courses to be decided once coronavirus restrictions lifted

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 in 2019 was £60 per person - the cost of future costs is still to be confirmed.

* 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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