June's issue of Devon Life features a two-page article about Starcross Yacht Club, written by columnist Kate Williams after a visit to the club at Easter. "It's all very flattering, if a bit gushing, but Kate got the essence of the club about right, " said Keith Wheatley, who hosted her visit.

Thanks to Nigel Hicks, whose magnificent photos should have been attributed by the magazine but sadly weren't .

Please click here for the article

We've uploaded various video clips of recent sailing events to the website. Have a look under Info > Info :> Videos where you'll find some great spring 2017 video footage from Russ Gibbs. If you have any clips you'd like uploaded, please send them to either Richard Fryer or James Bowman (contact details at Info > Essentials > Contacts).

Junior racing now on Sundays!

Come and join in the Junior series racing on Sundays with your own start and your very own course & marks to go round.

There will be prizes awarded at the end of the series!!!!

This page lists all the courses and other training we are currently offering.  

Keep an eye out for new training opportunities as they are added during the season.

Waiting Lists - Some courses are arranged when enough people have added their names to a waiting list.  This is shown in the Date column.  Please contact the Course Organiser to add your name to a Waiting List.

Non-Members - Some courses are open to non-members if there are spare places.  These courses are shown with a non-member course fee (which includes temporary membership of Starcross Yacht Club for the duration of the course). 

Ready to book?  Go to the Book a Course page for information on how to book your training and the next steps.

If you can’t see the training you’re interested in, please contact the SYC Training Officer.

 

Date Course (Course Code)
(Click Course Title for Description)
Details Fee Organiser
(Click Name to Contact)

Waiting List

(Contact Organiser)

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

Duration:  2 Days
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  None
Prior experience:   None
Certificate:  Yes

Members - £75

Safety Boat Manager

Waiting List

(Contact Organiser)

SYC Safety Boat Essentials

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  None
Prior experience:   RYA Power Boat Handling (Level 2) Certificate
Certificate: No

Members - £25

Safety Boat Manager

Waiting List

(Contact Organiser)

RYA Safety Boat

Duration:  2 Days
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  None
Prior experience:   RYA Power Boat Handling (Level 2) Certificate and significant powerboat driving experience
Certificate: Yes

Members - £75

Safety Boat Manager

Waiting List

(Contact Organiser)

SYC Race Box

(RB/17)

Duration:  3 Hours
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: No

Members - Free

Flag Captain

Waiting List

(Contact Organiser)

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

(Shorebased Course)

Duration:  2 Days
Minimum places: 6
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes

Members - tba

Non-Members - tba

Training Officer

Waiting List

(Contact Organiser)

RYA Day Skipper

(Shorebased Course)

Duration:  5 Days
Minimum places: 6
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes

Members - tba

Non-Members - tba

Training Officer

7-8 January 2017

COURSE FULL

IOCA SW Optimist Training

Duration: 2 Days

By invitation

- Andy Utting

4 February 2017

COURSE FULL

 

RYA First Aid

(FA1/17)

 

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 6
Maximum places:  12
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

Members - £55

Training Officer

16-17 February 2017

COURSE FULL

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

(PBH1/17)

Duration: 1 Day
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places: 5
Prior experience: None
Certificate: Yes

Members Safety Boat Manager

18 February 2017

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment Training

(PEAT1/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 3
Maximum places:  12
Prior experience: Advanced Dinghy Sailing skills
Certfificate: No

Members - £15

Training Officer

4 March 2017

COURSE FULL

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

(PEA1/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   Advanced Dinghy Sailing skills
Certificate:  Yes (valid for 12 months)

Members - £50

Training Officer

9 March 2017

(7pm to 9.30pm)

Nautical Natters:

Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020

Come and learn about the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2017-2020, including the changes introduced this year.

Presented by Mike Johnson (RYA Regional Race Management Coordinator).

Bar open! 

No booking necessary - just turn up!

Copies of the RYA Handy Guide to the Racing Rules 2017-2020 (YR7) will be available to buy at a special discounted price.

Members - Free

Training Officer

18-19 March 2017

RYA Race Coach Level 2

(RCL21/17)

Duration:  2 Days
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   Experienced racer
Certificate: Yes

Delivered by the RYA at Starcross Yacht Club

All places - £125

(RYA Course)

RYA

19 March 2017 (and 4-7 April 2017)

COURSE FULL

RYA Dinghy Instructor

(DI1/17)

Duration:  5 Days
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   RYA Pre-Entry Assessment Certificate; Powerboat Handling (Level 2) Certificate; First Aid Certificate; RYA Safe and Fun
Certificate: Yes

Members - £250

Training Officer

7 April 2017

RYA Youth Sailing Stages 1-4

These courses are offered through Junior Sailing on Friday nights until July 2017.

Please book your place when you pay your SYC subscription.

 Members - £40

Junior Sailing Membership Secretary

8 April 2017

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (Short Range Certificate) - Exam Course

(SRC1/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes

Members - £60 (plus £60 RYA assessment fee)

Non-members - £75 (plus £60 RYA assessment fee)

Training Officer

14-15 April 2017

COURSE FULL

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)

(PBH2/17)

Duration: 1 Day
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places: 5
Prior experience: None
Certificate: Yes

Members - £75

Safety Boat Manager

22 April 2017

SYC Kayak/Canoe Basic Skills and Safety

(KBSS1/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 3
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: No

Members - £40

Non-Members - £55

Training Officer

23 April 2017

(and 7 May, 21 May (provisional date), 4 June, 28 August, 16 September)

SYC Optimist Coaching

This RYA Coach-led training is for SYC Optimist sailors to learn racing and parents/guardians some race coaching skills.  Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions if possible.

Duration: 6 Days
Minimum places: 6
Maximum places: 10+
Prior experience: Juniors able to confidently sail a triangle unaided; Parents/guardians are encouraged to observe and help but any offering to drive a powerboat (if needed) will need to hold a RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) certificate.
Certificate: No

Members - £50 (or £10 per session)

(This course is subsidised by the Optimist Class Association)

Optimist Fleet Coordinator

5 May 2017 

(Every Friday evening until 14 July 2017)

Dinghy Sailing Clinic

Short taster and coaching sessions for new and rusty adult sailors up to RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 3 standard.

To discuss your needs and to book a session, please contact the Training Officer.

Members - Free Training Officer

11 May 2017

(7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Nautical Natters:

Coastal Safety

Come and learn about Coastal Safety, including a FREE Lifejacket safety check.

This talk is by Dave Littlefield (RNLI Exmouth Lifeboat Station's Community Safety Officer).

Bar open! 

No booking necessary - just turn up!

Don't forget to bring your Lifejacket for a FREE CHECK!

Members - Free

(Donations to RNLI)

Rear Commodore (Internal)

13 May 2017

RYA First Aid

(FA2/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 6
Maximum places:  12
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

Members - £40

Non-Members - £55

Training Officer

27-28 May 2017
(Level 1) 

3-4 June 2017
(Level 2)

RYA Start Sailing and Basic Skills (Levels 1 and 2)

Duration:  2 Days (each Level)
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  10
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes

Delivered by Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre at Starcross Yacht Club

Participants also receive a £50 new member discount on the Starcross Yacht Club membership joining fee!

£130 for a single level or £220 if booking both levels together

(Haven Banks Course)

Haven Banks

01392 400150

1-2 July 2017

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

(SWS2/17)

Duration:  2 Days
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   RYA Basic Skills (Level 2) or Better Sailing (Level 3) or equivalent
Certificate: Yes

Members - £75

Non-Members - £105

Training Officer

15 July 2017

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment Training

(PEAT2/17)

Duration: 1 Day
Minimum places: 3
Maximum places: 12
Prior experience: Advanced Dinghy Sailing skills
Certificate: No

This day is for those taking the RYA Dinghy Instructor  Pre-Entry Assessment on 16 September 2017

Members - £15

Training Officer

22 July 2017

SYC Kayak/Canoe Basic Skills and Safety

(KBSS2/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 3
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:  None
Certificate: No

Members - £40

Non-Members - £55

Training Officer

2-3 September 2017

RYA Better Sailing (Level 3)

(BS1/17)

Duration:  2 Days
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   RYA Basic Skills (Level 2) or equivalent
Certificate: Yes

Members - £75

Non-Members - £105

Training Officer

14 September 2017

(7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Nautical Natters:

Racing: Understanding Wind and Tide on the Exe Estuary

Learn about the nuances of wind and tide on the Exe Estuary and how to use them to your advantage when racing.

This talk is by our very own Dave Lee.

Bar open! 

No booking necessary - just turn up!

Bring a notebook!

Members - Free

Rear Commodore (Internal)

16-17 September 2017 (Level 1) 

23-24 September 2017 (Level 2)

RYA Start Sailing and Basic Skills (Levels 1 and 2)

Duration: 2 Days (each Level)
Minimum places: 2
Maximum places: 10
Prior experience: None
Certificate: Yes

Delivered by Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre at Starcross Yacht Club

Participants also receive a £50 new member discount on the Starcross Yacht Club membership joining fee!

£130 for a single level or £220 if booking both levels together

(Haven Banks Course)

Haven Banks

01392 400150

1 October 2017

COURSE FULL

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

(PEA2/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   Advanced Dinghy Sailing skills
Certificate: Yes (valid for 12 months)

Members - £50

Non-Members - £65

(Deposit to reserve your place: £25)

 
Training Officer
 

7 October 2017

RYA First Aid

(FA3/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 6
Maximum places:  12
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

Members - £40

Non-Members - £55

Training Officer

21 October 2017

RYA Dinghy Instructor Pre-Entry Assessment

(PEA3/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   Advanced Dinghy Sailing skills
Certificate: Yes (valid for 12 months)

 

Members - £50

Non-Members - £65

(Deposit to reserve your place: £25)

 
Training Officer

23-27 October 2017

COURSE FULL

 

RYA Dinghy Instructor

(DI2/17)

Duration:  5 Days
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   RYA Pre-Entry Assessment Certificate; Powerboat Handling (Level 2) Certificate; First Aid Certificate; RYA Safe and Fun
Certificate: Yes

 

Members - £250

Non-Members - £300

(Deposit to reserve your place: £25)

Training Officer

23-27 October 2017

RYA Dinghy Instructor

(DI3/17)

Duration:  5 Days
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  6
Prior experience:   RYA Pre-Entry Assessment Certificate; Powerboat Handling (Level 2) Certificate; First Aid Certificate; RYA Safe and Fun
Certificate: Yes

 

Members - £250

Non-Members - £300

(Deposit to reserve your place: £25)

Training Officer

28 October 2017

COURSE CANCELLED

RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore

(Shorebased Course)

(CSYM1/17)

Duration:  6 Days
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:   RYA Day Skipper (Shorebased Theory) or equivalent knowledge and some practical experience at sea
Certificate: Yes

Members - £295

Non-Members - £345

(Deposit to reserve your place: £50)

Training Officer

9 November 2017

(7.30pm - 9.30pm)

Nautical Natters:

National Coastwatch Institution

Come and learn about the National Coastwatch Institution, its role within the coastal safety community and how we can use it to help us stay safe on the water.

Bar open! 

No booking necessary - just turn up!

Members - Free

Rear Commodore (Internal)

2 December 2017

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (Short Range Certificate) - Exam Course

(SRC2/17)

Duration:  1 Day
Minimum places: 4
Maximum places:  8
Prior experience:   None
Certificate: Yes

Members - £60 (plus £60 RYA assessment fee)

Non-members - £75 (plus £60 RYA assessment fee)

Training Officer

 

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