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SYC is an RYA approved dinghy and power boat training centre

SYC is able to deliver a range of courses as shown in the list below. Click on a link to view the description of a course.

Courses we are currently offering are shown in the SYC Training Calendar. You can add your name to the waiting list for a course that is listed as being organised when there is enough demand, fully booked or provisional by contacting the relevant course organiser.

Not all courses can be offered each year. If you’re interested in a course listed here which is not shown in the Training Calendar, please contact the SYC Training Officer to register your interest.

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme
Overview of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme
RYA Youth Sailing Stage 1
RYA Youth Sailing Stage 2
RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3
RYA Youth Sailing Stage 4

RYA National Sailing Scheme
Overview of the RYA National Sailing Scheme
RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1
RYA Basic Skills (Dinghy) Level 2
RYA Better Sailing (Dinghy) Level 3

RYA Advanced Modules (RYA Youth and National Sailing Schemes)
RYA Seamanship Skills 
RYA Day Sailing
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

RYA Start Racing
RYA Intermediate Racing
RYA Advanced Racing
RYA Club Race Officer
SYC Race Box

Navigation Theory
RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship
RYA Day Skipper Shorebased Theory
RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased Theory

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2)
SYC Safety Boat Essentials
RYA Safety Boat

Instructor Training
Assistant Instructor
RYA Dinghy Instructor


RYA First Aid
RYA/MCA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) - Exam Course
RYA/MCA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) - Refresher Course
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
SYC Catamaran Conversion
SYC Kayak/Canoe Basic Skills and Safety
SYC Kayak/Canoe Improver