Training at SYC - Hub

Beginner? Improver? Or experienced sailor looking to follow up a new area of interest?

Whichever of the above best describes you, one of the many Training Courses designed and certificated by the Royal Yachting Association will help you to enjoy your sailing and stay safe on the water, or can open new boating horizons for you.

Starcross Yacht Club organises certain RYA courses, taught for us by qualified volunteer instructors, in response to member interest. I can also direct you to other popular courses being taught at other RYA Training Centres in the local area.

John Allen, Training Officer and Chief Instructor (Powerboats)

Training: main points

Training at Starcross Yacht Club
Formal Royal Yachting Association (RYA) courses and informal training are available throughout the year for beginners and those wanting to improve their sailing skills. We also offer powerboat courses for members volunteering for safety boat duties or as dinghy instructors.

If you have any general questions about training at SYC, contact the SYC Training Officer
Open access
Training courses
Booking a course
Training costs and grant funding
Sailing Clinic
Handy Tips
ICC Yacht Sail

SYC is an accredited RYA Training Centre

Starcross Yacht Club is authorised to award certificates for the nationally recognised boating qualifications laid down by the Royal Yachting Association.

RYA Courses and Qualifications (not all of which may be available locally)

The RYA represents all recreational boating interests, from kayaking through dinghy sailing right up to seagoing yachting, and from leisure cruising through to racing at the highest level. It also offers advice and support to its many affiliated clubs – including Starcross Yacht Club – throughout the UK.

The Starcross Code of Conduct

Learners, instructors and parents (in the case of Junior training) are partners in learning and deserve mutual respect.

SYC Social Media Policy

Your responsibilities and obligations. Practical guidance on minimising potential risks and protecting other people.

Safeguarding and Equality Statements

Club Policy statement and Good Practice Guide for Instructors. Contact SYC Child Protection Officers or Club Welfare Officer.