RYA Learn to Sail Programme

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2018 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 2018 will be announced during February half term 2018 so please keep an eye on the site. 

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 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



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