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RYA Shorebased Courses

RYA Yachtmaster and Day Skipper courses are run as weekly evening classes over the winter (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 Yachtmaster course starts on Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 7-9pm. The Day Skipper course starts Thursday 4th October 2018, 7-9pm. The cost of either course is £275 for AYC members (£295 for non-members) - this includes the student pack and training almanac, tea/coffee. It does not include Portland plotter and dividers (although we will be able to provide these at a very competitive price), pencils, notebooks etc.

To book a place AYC members please click on these links (*non-members email



RYA Diesel Engine, VHF and First Aid Courses:

An additional VHF radio course has been added to the programme on 13th October 2018. This will be held at Rousdon Village Hall. £75 for AYC members, £90 for non-members - click HERE for more details and to book. FULLY BOOKED

Diesel Engine course - Saturday 16th February 2019. 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.

VHF Radio Course - 2nd March 2019. AYC members @£75 (non-members @£90) 6 places available. Click VHF RADIO for more details.

RYA First aid course - 23rd March 2019. @£60 per person (12 places available). 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. Click FIRST AID to book (*non-members email

* 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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