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
  • Powerboat Courses
  • Instructor Courses
  • Kayak/Canoe Courses

Booking your Course and Waiting Lists

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

Some of the courses 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.

 

 SHOREBASED COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
Apply at any time

 

RYA Day Skipper Theory 

 

Online course

Prior experience: None

Duration: 40 hours (up to one year to complete)

Two exams

Certificate: Yes

£245  SYC Training Officer
Apply at any time

RYA Coastal Skipper/ Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

Online course

Prior experience: RYA Day Skipper theory or equivalent knowledge

Duration: 40 hours (up to one year to complete)

Four exams

Certificate: Yes

 £265 SYC Training Officer 
Apply at any time

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory

 

Online course

Prior experience: RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence and qualifying seatime

Duration: 40 hours (up to one year to complete)

Exam

Certificate: Yes

 £245 SYC Training Officer 
 

Weekend 1:                        Saturday 4th &                   Sunday 5th January 2020

Weekend 2: Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January 2020

Weekend 3:    Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd February 2020

Weekend 4: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th February 2020

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Classroom course

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 40 hours (must attend all dates)

Certificate: Yes

 £200 (SYC Member Rate) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

(a) 11 January 2020

(b) 18 January 2020

(c) tbc

RYA First Aid (FA1/20)

RYA First Aid (FA2/20)

RYA First Aid (FA3/20)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

 

£40 (Members)

£55 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer 

1 March 2020

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

£40 (SYC Member Rate)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

21 March 2020

 

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (VHF) Short Range Certificate (SRC1/20)

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

SYC Race Box

Prior experience: Club racing

Duration: 2 hours (Evening)

Certificate: No

Free (Members)

SYC Sailing Secretary

 

PRACTICAL SAILING COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
27 March - July 2020

Junior Sailing

(RYA Youth Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: Friday nights during the Junior Sailing season

Certificate: Yes

£44

Click here for further information

(a) 2-3 May 2020

(b) 11-12 July 2020

(c) 12-13 September 2020

RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1 

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£138

(Discount available if booking Level 1 and Level 2 at the same time)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

(a) 13-14 June 2020

(b) 15-16 August 2020

(c) 26-27 September 2020

RYA Basic Skills (Dinghy) Level 2    

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£138

(Special Offer: 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

 £tba (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

£tba (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

£tba (Members)

SYC Training Officer

 

POWERBOAT COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place

Waiting List

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) 

(for Members volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£75 (Members) SYC Training Officer
Various  

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

(for Members not volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

Ask for SYC Member Rate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(a) 18-19 April 2020

(b) 29-30 September 2020

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

(for Members not volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£225

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

29 June to 3 July 2020

(Subject to confirmation - please register interest now)

RYA Dinghy Instructor  (DI1/20)

(IMPORTANT: There are pre-requisites which need to be completed before the course)

Minimum Age 16 at time of course

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

Duration: 5 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £tba (Members)

£tba (Non-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)

 £tba (Members)

£tba (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer
   

 

KAYAK/CANOE COURSES

Please contact the SYC Training Officer if you are interested in kayak/canoe training