Training Calendar

Here you can find all the training and courses we're offering at SYC this season.   Keep an eye on the calendar as we update it throughout the year as new training and courses are arranged.  

The courses are grouped under these headings:

  • Shorebased Courses
  • Practical Sailing Courses
  • Kayak/Canoe Courses
  • Powerboat Courses
  • Instructor Courses

Booking your Course and Waiting Lists

Click on the course title for more information about the course, including any minimum age limits, any prior experience needed and suggested next steps.

Some of the courses shown below have a waiting list. These courses are arranged when enough members have expressed an interest. 

Once you've found the training or course you want, just reserve your place or add your name to a waiting list by clicking on the link next to the course.  You can find out more about booking your course by clicking here.

Can't see what you want?

We can often organise other courses not listed in the training calendar if there's enough demand from members. The full list of courses shows all the courses we can arrange.  Please contact the SYC Training Officer if there’s a course or training you want which isn’t listed in the calendar below.

 

 SHOREBASED COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place

2 March 2019

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (VHF) Short Range Certificate (SRC1/19)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

£50 (Members)

£65 (Non-Members)

There is a separate £60 assessment fee payable directly to the RYA

SYC Training Officer

9 March 2019

RYA First Aid (FA1/19)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

£50 (Members)

£65 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer

9-10 March 2019

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

 £100 (SYC Member Rate)

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7 April 2019

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

 £40 (SYC Member Rate) 

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1 June 2019

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (VHF) Short Range Certificate (SRC2/19)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

 

£50 (Members)

£65 (Non-Members)

There is a separate £60 assessment fee payable directly to the RYA

SYC Training Officer
Various dates

SYC Race Box

Prior experience: Club racing

Duration: 2 hours (Evening)

Certificate: No

Free (Members)

SYC Sailing Secretary

Autumn/Winter 2019

Waiting List

RYA First Aid (FA2/19)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

£50 (Members)

£65 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer

Autumn/Winter 2019

Waiting List

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (VHF) Short Range Certificate (SRC3/19)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

£50 (Members)

£65 (Non-Members)

There is a separate £60 assessment fee payable directly to the RYA

SYC Training Officer

Waiting List

RYA Day Skipper Online Theory 

Prior experience: None

Duration: Around 6 Days (12 months to complete course)

Certificate: Yes

 £225

(normally £295)

SYC Training Officer
Waiting List RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Theory   

Prior experience: None

Duration: Around 6 Days (12 months to complete course)

Certificate: Yes

£245

(normally £315)

SYC Training Officer

 

PRACTICAL SAILING COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
March - July 2019

Junior Sailing

(RYA Youth Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: Friday nights during the Junior Sailing season

Certificate: Yes

£tba

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25-26 May 2019

RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1 

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£130

(£30 discount available if booking Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

8-9 June 2019

RYA Basic Skills (Dinghy) Level 2    

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£130

(Plus get £50 off SYC Joining Fee on course completion)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

28-29 June 2019

RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£130

(£30 discount available if booking Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

6-7 July 2019

RYA Basic Skills (Dinghy) Level 2

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £130

(Plus get £50 off SYC Joining Fee on course completion)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

7-8 September 2019

RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

 

£130

(£30 discount available if booking Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time)

 

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

22-23 September 2019  

RYA Basic Skills (Dinghy) Level 2

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£130

(Plus get £50 off SYC Joining Fee on course completion)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

 
Waiting List

RYA Better Sailing (Dinghy) Level 3

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: Level 2 or equivalent

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £100 (Members)

SYC Training Officer
Waiting List

RYA Seamanship Skills

(Youth and Adults Advanced Module)

Prior experience: Level 2 or equivalent

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£100 (Members)

SYC Training Officer
Waiting List

RYA Start Racing

(Youth and Adults Advanced Module)

Prior experience: Level 2 or equivalent

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£100 (Members)

SYC Training Officer

 

KAYAK/CANOE COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
Waiting List SYC Kayak/Canoe Basic Skills and Safety

Prior experience: Basic paddling ability

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: No

£tba SYC Training Officer
Waiting List SYC Kayak/Canoe Improver

Prior experience: Confident paddler

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: No

£tba SYC Training Officer

 

POWERBOAT COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place

19-20 April 2019

Waiting List

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) (PB1/19)

(for Members volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£100 (Members) SYC Training Officer

Dates to be advised

Waiting List

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) (PB2/19)

(for Members volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£100 (Members)

SYC Training Officer
Dates to be advised  

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

(for Members not volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £tba  

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

Waiting List  SYC Safety Boat Essentials  

Prior experience: RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) Certificate

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: No

 Free (Members) SYC Training Officer

Waiting List

RYA Safety Boat

Prior experience: RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) Certificate

Duration: 2 Day

Certificate: Yes

£100 SYC Training Officer

 

  INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
21-25 October 2019

RYA Dinghy Instructor (DI1/19)

(IMPORTANT: This course will run subject to demand.  Please express your interest now as there are pre-requisites which need to be completed before the course)

 

Prior experience: Passed the Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment and hold other pre-requisites

Duration: 5 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £280 (Members)

£300 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer
Waiting List

SYC Dinghy Instructor Candidate Training Day

(Practice for the Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment)

Prior experience: Sailing standard to RYA Seamanship Skills

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: No

£15 (Members) SYC Training Officer
Waiting List

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

Prior experience: Sailing standard to RYA Seamanship Skills

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for one year)

 £55 (Members)

£70 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer
   

 

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