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:

Jul
16
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 2
Jul 16 @ 12:00 – Jul 17 @ 17:30

RYA Training CentreConfident sailing

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.

Pre-requisites

  • RYA Sailing Stage 1 (unless agree with the instructor team)
  • At least 4 hours of practice logged over 2 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sn40-20220716120000

RYA Sailing Stage 4
Jul 16 @ 12:00 – Jul 17 @ 18:30

RYA Training CentreImproving Sailing Skills

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and return to a beach, jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites:

  • RYA Sailing Stage 3 (unless agree with the instructor team)
  • At least 6 hours of practice logged over 3-4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 Days

This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent two weeks before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s8tt-20220716120000

Aug
27
Sat
Powerboat Level 1
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – 16:00

RYA Training CentreStart Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. It is linked to the Scouts’ Power Cox’n badge.

Duration: 1 day

Minimum Age: 12

Cost: £20

This is to cover the RYA powerboating logbook, certificate and fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-swxg-20220827100000

RYA Sailing Stage 2
Aug 27 @ 10:00 – Aug 28 @ 15:30

RYA Training CentreConfident sailing

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor.

Pre-requisites

  • RYA Sailing Stage 1 (unless agree with the instructor team)
  • At least 4 hours of practice logged over 2 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-svtw-20220827100000

Aug
28
Sun
Powerboat Level 1
Aug 28 @ 10:30 – 16:30

RYA Training CentreStart Powerboating

This course is an introduction to boating techniques for launching and recovering a boat from a road trailer, everyday boat handling and the use of safety equipment. It is linked to the Scouts’ Power Cox’n badge.

Duration: 1 day

Minimum Age: 12

Cost: £20

This is to cover the RYA powerboating logbook, certificate and fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sire-20220828103000

Sep
24
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 3
Sep 24 @ 09:00 – Sep 25 @ 15:30

RYA Training CentreBetter Sailing

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. By the end of the course you will be able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions.

Pre-requisites:

  • RYA Sailing Stage 2 (unless agree with the instructor team).
  • At least 6 hours of practice logged over 3-4 sessions (either at The Den or your own sailing club), recorded in your log book.

Duration: 2 days

This is a two day course running all weekend. Attendance is required on both days to complete the course.

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook (if required), certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-s2rg-20220611070000

Oct
8
Sat
RYA Sailing Stage 1
Oct 8 @ 08:30 – 14:30

Start sailingRYA Training Centre

Learn a basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

Duration: 1 day

Cost: £15

This is to cover the RYA youth sailing logbook, certificate and safety boat fuel. (This is much less than cost price). The instructors are volunteers and are not paid.

Full details on timings and what to bring will be sent during the week before the course. Contact boating@3rdCB.org.uk if you have any further questions.

Book online at:

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-sr4d-20221008083000

Oct
22
Sat
Powerboat Level 2
Oct 22 @ 07:30 – Oct 23 @ 14:30
Powerboat Level 2 @ The Den

National Powerboat Certificate

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.

Duration: 2 days

This is a 2 day course, attendance is required both days.

Cost: £40

Pre-requisits:

  • Sailing Stage 2 or above (or equivilent experience agreed by the instructor team)
  • Explorer Scout, Young Leader, or adult

Book online at

https://bookwhen.com/3rdcb/e/ev-supg-20221022073000

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