RYA Learn to Sail Programme

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2018 Training Programme – Tony Cavey Training at SCSC
Please see course dates for 2018 below.   Simply click here https://webcollect.org.uk/scsc/category/training-1 to check availability and book.
Note that you must log in to Webcollect once on the page in order to show dates and places.
Please note the following:
  1. The person who will attend the course must be a current SCSC member (temporary or permanent).  You will only be able to apply for a place if you are on our current membership database.  If you are not sure please e mail micheljam@gmail.com to check.  Membership can now be paid on line via Webcollect and paid via BACS
  2. All bookings will take place on our new Webcollect system and payments will be made using bank transfer.

Course dates for 2018

NEW - Adult courses

A six week learn to sail course for adults on the evenings of June 19th, 26th, July 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.   1800 to 2000 each session.   £120


Summer evening courses – FULL

Levels 1 &2  – for beginners aged 8 to 15.  £120

Every Wednesday evening from June 6th to July 11th inclusive,  1700 – 1900 FULL

Levels 3 & 4  for those at intermediate stage and starting to race aged 8 to 15.  £120 FULL

Every Thursday evening from June 7th to July 12th inclusive,  1800 to 2030.  This session comprises one hours tuition followed by coached club racing from 1900 to 2000.  FULL 

Summer courses.  £180 – FULL

Summer courses for levels 1 to 4.  For beginners and intermediate sailors through to advancing racers aged 8 to 15.   Level 4 will include race training and advanced dinghy handling skills.

Course 1:  July 23rd to 26th from 1000 to 1600 FULL

Course 2: August 6th to 9th from 1000 to 1600 FULL

Course 3: August 20th to 23rd from 1000 to 1600 FULL

General information

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).

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.

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 for loan)
  • 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 a 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  sailors have completed 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