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 usually 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
10 March 2018

RYA First Aid (FA1/18)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

£35 (Members)

£50 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer
7 April 2018

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (VHF) Short Range Certificate (SRC1/18)

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
8 April 2018

RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes

 £35 (SYC Member Rate) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
11 April 2018

SYC Race Box (RB1/18)

Prior experience: Club racing

Duration: 2 hours (Evening)

Certificate: No

Free (Members)

SYC Sailing Secretary

29 September 2018

RYA First Aid (FA2/18)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for three years)

£35 (Members)

£50 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer

10 November 2018

COURSE CANCELLED

RYA/MCA Marine Radio (VHF) Short Range Certificate (SRC2/18)

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 (DS/18)

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 (CSYM/18)  

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
23 March - 20 July 2018

Junior Sailing

(RYA Youth Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: Friday nights during the Junior Sailing season

Certificate: Yes

£41

(by 1 March 2018)

Click here for further information

5-6 May 2018

RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1 

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£130
(£30 off if booked with a Level 2 course)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

19-20 May 2018

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

26 May 2018

Laser Class Training Day

(with a UK Laser Sailing Team Coach)

Prior experience: Ability to sail a Laser and basic racing knowledge

Duration: Half Day (2.30 - 6.30pm)

Certificate: No

Approximately £15

(to be confirmed)

Nigel Hicks

(Laser Class Captain)

1-2 September 2018

RYA Start Sailing (Dinghy) Level 1

(RYA Adult National Sailing Scheme)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £130
(£30 off if booked with a Level 2 course)

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Tel. 01392 400150

15-16 September
2018

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

 £75 (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

£75 (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

£75 (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

To be advised SYC Training Officer
4 August 2018 SYC Kayak/Canoe Improver  (KCI1/18)

Prior experience: Confident paddler

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: No

£40 (Members) SYC Training Officer

 

POWERBOAT COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
15-16 February 2018

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) (PB1/18)

(for Members volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£75 (Members) SYC Training Officer
30-31 March 2018

RYA Powerboat Handling (Level 2) (PB2/18)

(for Members volunteering for Club Safety Boat Duties)

 

Prior experience: None

Duration: 2 Days

Certificate: Yes

£75 (Members)  SYC Training Officer

21-22 April 2018

7-8 July 2018

6-7 October 2018

 

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

 

  INSTRUCTOR COURSES

Date Course (Course Code) Details Fee Reserve your place
22-26 October 2018

RYA Dinghy Instructor (DI1/18)

**COURSE CANCELLED**

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

Duration: 5 Days

Certificate: Yes

 £250 (Members)

£300 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer
Waiting List

RYA 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

**NOT RUNNING IN 2018**

Prior experience: Sailing standard to RYA Seamanship Skills

Duration: 1 Day

Certificate: Yes (valid for one year)

 £50 (Members)

£65 (Non-Members)

SYC Training Officer
   

 

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