Royal Yachting Association Training Centre

3rd Chalkwell Bay is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (the national governing body for sailing and motor boating in the UK) as a training centre. This means that we can teach, assess and award certificates of competence in dinghy sailing and power boating. This allows us to combine the teaching of the  Scout Association’s nautical skills & sailing badges with nationally recognised qualifications.

The RYA Establishment is operated within The Den by a team of professionally trained & qualified sailing and power boating instructors, all of whom are volunteers.

Throughout the year we run a variety of courses, the current training calendar is at the bottom of this page, and you can book a place on a course here.

We can run the following RYA courses for our members:

  • Youth Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 1
  • Youth Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 2
  • Youth Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 3
  • Youth Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 4
  • Dinghy Level 1 – Start Sailing
  • Dinghy Level 2 – Basic Skills
  • Dinghy Seamanship Skills
  • Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers
  • Dinghy Day Sailing
  • Powerboat Level 1
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Safety Boat
  • First Aid

The Dinghy Fleet

The following RYA Courses are running this year:

Mar
7
Sat
Safety Boat Course
Mar 7 @ 07:00 – Mar 8 @ 14:00

This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

Pre-requisites: RYA Powerboat Level 2

How to Book:

To book a place on this course visit:
https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sbef-20200307000000

Please note this is a training course for the Water Activities Support Unit and is by invitation only. A password will be required to book your place.

Mar
21
Sat
Powerboat L2 Course
Mar 21 @ 08:00 – Mar 22 @ 16:00

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations.

How to book:

To book a place on this course visit:
https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sc5m-20200321000000

Please note this is a training course for the Water Activities Support Unit and is by invitation only. A password will be required to book your place.

Mar
28
Sat
RYA AI Course
Mar 28 @ 09:00 – Mar 29 @ 16:00

This course covering basic teaching principles, centre procedures and specific training in any unfamiliar equipment.

On successful completion you will be able to teach up to Sailing Scheme Level 2 or Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 3 under the supervision of a Senior Instructor.

Pre-requisites: Any advanced sailing course (such as Seamanship Skills)

How to Book:

To book a place on this course visit:
https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-spi2-20200328000000

Please note this is a training course for the Water Activities Support Unit and is by invitation only. A password will be required to book your place.

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