Courses & Training

In 2010 the Club achieved recognition as an RYA Training Centre. We can provide instruction, and award certificates for adult dinghy course levels 1 to 2, and youth dinghy courses stages 1 to 4, together with Dinghy Seamanship Skills and Assistant Instructor and Dinghy Instructor qualifications.   We are also able to provide First Aid courses.

We offer more informal training sessions such as:  Sailing Skills Days (for less experienced adults and children); Get Back on the Water Days; Racing Rules Clinics; Patrol Boat familiarization sessions, and modules on Day Sailing, Start Racing, and Use of Spinnakers.

The Training Centre Operating Procedures can be downloaded from this page (see below).

Our training is only offered to members, but the charge for participation is kept as low as possible, typically £25 for a half-day session.  Our Training Programme, detailing the courses,  can be downloaded from here when available (see below).  You can also find out more about course content etc. from the RYA website by following this link:

RYA Courses

For more information about training specifically aimed at children, see our Junior Sailing page on this site.

Complaints relating to training

a.  Any complaint of any nature relating to training at YSC should be addressed to either the Chief Instructor or the Training Centre Principal. If a satisfactory answer is not received, the complaint should be addressed in writing to the Commodore.  YSC takes all complaints seriously and the Commodore will ensure the matter is brought to the attention of the appropriate person.

b.  Upon receipt of a complaint, the flag officer concerned shall, as soon as possible, investigate the matter and respond in writing to the complainant. All correspondence will be made available to the Management Committee.

c.  If the complainant is still dissatisfied, the matter will be referred to the Commodore, whose decision will be final.

Please address queries about training to the Training Centre Principal, André Usborne (andreusborne@gmail.com, 01983 759758).

Training Centre Operating Procedures update 06 Sept 2016