RYA Learn to Sail Programme

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2017 Training Programme – Tony Cavey RYA Training Centre

Our sailing courses follow the RYA learn to sail programme.  We welcome children  of at least 8 years old (by 31st August ie in school year 3) and adults too.

We have a great team of RYA qualified dinghy sailing instructors – distinctive in their yellow T-shirts – who look forward to teaching and instilling a love of sailing and how to be safe at sea.  Our instructors all have the RYA First Aid qualification.

The RYA recommend that youth sailors purchase a RYA logbook to keep a record of their progress, together with their certificates.  These can be ordered from the training centre (please see course application form) at a cost of £5 each.

Our Courses for 2017

LEARN TO SAIL  

A  six week course beginning the week commencing Monday 5th June.  From 1700 to 1900 as follows:

Levels 1&2: Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Monday evenings are now full,  please e mail us to be placed on our standby list tonycaveytraining@gmail.com .

Tuesday evenings are now full,  please e mail us to be placed on our standby list tonycaveytraining@gmail.com .

Click here for booking form – 2017JuniorEveningCourseAppForm-3

Level 3: Wednesday evenings.

Limited spaces, please e mail us to check availability before submitting payment tonycaveytraining@gmail.com 

Click here for booking form 2017JuniorEveningCourseAppForm-3

Level 4: Thursday evenings.

Thursday evenings are now full,  please e mail us to be placed on our standby list tonycaveytraining@gmail.com

Click here for booking form. 2017JuniorEveningCourseAppForm-3

Course fee:  £80

ADULT COURSES

A 4 week course commencing week commencing 19th June. 

Levels 1 and 2 on Mondays – only a few spaces left please e mail tonycaveytraining@gmail.com for info.

Levels 1 to 3 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 1830 to 2030.  are now full,  please e mail us to be placed on our standby list tonycaveytraining@gmail.com .

Course fee:  £80

SUMMER SAILING COURSES

The format is a four-day course run during the school summer holidays from 10am to 4pm each day.  They cater for all young sailors from RYA level 1 to 4 plus RYA Start Racing and RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

Course 1:  31st July -3rd August.  FULL - please e mail us to be placed on our standby list.  tonycaveytraining@gmail.com

Course 2:  14th August – 17th August.  FULL - please e mail us to be placed on our standby list.  tonycaveytraining@gmail.com

Course 3:  29th August – 1st September.  FULL - please e mail us to be placed on our standby list.  tonycaveytraining@gmail.com

All above courses will run from 10am to 4pm daily

Course fee: £140

Click here for booking form – 2017SummerCourseAppForm-2

*NEW* YOUTH SAILING COURSES

A 3 day sailing course for 16 – 22 year olds on August 7th to 9th from 1000 -1600 each day apart from the 9th when finish time will be 1700. 

Course fee: £105

Click here for booking form. 2017YouthCourseAppForm-2

*NEW* MULTI ACTIVITY

A 4 day multi activity course running from 29th August to 1st Sept to include:

* Dinghy Sailing
* 2hr Introduction to Powerboating and Boat Safety
* 2 hr Kayak (with Jersey Kayak Adventures)
* Sail Away Day

Course fee: £140 (if you are not SCSC members you will need temporary membership – £25 – please see course application form).

FULL - please e mail us to be placed on our standby list.  tonycaveytraining@gmail.com

Click here for booking form.  2017SummerCourseAppForm-2

Please note our Terms and Conditions

Full payment is required at the time of booking. Once confirmation of a place is received from Tony Cavey Training, refunds are not possible. Sailing, powerboat or first aid lessons missed, or courses cancelled, cannot be refunded or exchanged for alternative dates as our courses are mostly fully booked. In the event of lessons cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, we will endeavour to offer one alternative date. We are a non profit making training centre administered by volunteers.

Clothing required for the sailing courses:

  • Buoyancy aid (we have a limited number available to hire at a cost of £5 for the duration of the course – see course application form)
  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit style shoes or old trainers (no open toes)
  • A packed lunch is also required for the summer holiday courses

St Catherine’s Sailing Club are able to order GUL sailing gear at reduced rates.  Please see the GUL website http://www.gul.com for their range.  If you wish to order GUL gear through SCSC please email Karen Roworth here roworthkaren@gmail.com

Our fleet includes:  Pico,   Feva,  Optimist and 420 dinghies.

Additional Sailing Information

We hope that all our sailors will receive an RYA certificate at the end of their course.  However sometimes they might need to practice their newfound skills a bit more to achieve that level.

Also we regret that we are unable to swap course days if your child is unable to make their lesson.

What next?…

Once our young sailors have completed their RYA Level 4 and the adult sailors their course, we hope they will want to join in with club sailing at St Catherine’s Sailing Club.  The club will be offering our newly qualified sailors, coached racing to help them get them started.  For information about club sailing please contact  Justin Horton: justindavidhorton@gmail.com

 

 

Competitive Multiclass Dinghy Racing