RYA Learn to Sail Programme

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2019 Training Programme at the Tony Cavey Training Centre at SCSC
Summer sailing course dates 2019
We are excited to announce our sailing course dates for 2019!

Please click here to book https://webcollect.org.uk/scsc note that you must log into Webcollect in order to book.

Summer evening learn to sail course 1  – £150

Every Wednesday evening for 8 to 15 year olds from June 5th to July 10th inclusive.  1700 to 1900.   RYA levels 1&2 so ideal for beginners.

Summer evening learn to sail course 2 – £150

Every Thursday evening for 8 to 15 year olds from June 6th to July 11th inclusive.   1700 to 1900 with club racing afterwards available.   RYA levels 3&4 so ideal for intermediate sailors.

FULL -Adult Learn to Sail  summer evening course – £150.   FULL however there is a waiting list option

Every Tuesday evening for adults from June 18th to July 23rd inclusive.   1800 to 2000.   RYA levels 1&2 so ideal for beginners.

FULL – Summer holidays course 1 – £210 – FULL however there is a waiting list option

July 22nd to 25th inclusive.  1000 – 1600.  All levels for ages 8 to 15.

 FULL – Summer holidays course 2 –  £210.  FULL -however there is a waiting list option

August 12th to 15th inclusive.  1000 – 1600.  All levels for ages 8 to 15.

 FULL -Summer holidays course 3 – £210. FULL -however there is a waiting list option

August 27th to 30th inclusive.  1000 – 1600.  All levels for ages 8 to 15.

RYA Powerboating

RYA Powerboat levels 1 and 2 and RYA Safety Boat course dates will be announced late February.

RYA First Aid 

Instructing at the Tony Cavey Training Centre

The Tony Cavey Training Centre and Tony Cavey

Further information about the course content can also be obtained from the RYA Website

Please note the following terms and conditions:

  1. The person who will attend the course must be a current SCSC member (temporary or ordinary).  You will only be able to apply for a place if you are on our current membership database and priority is given to Ordinary members. If you are not sure please log on to Webcollect and check whether your subscription is current.
  2. All bookings will take place on our new Webcollect system and payments will be made using bank transfer.  The lessons are only visible once you have logged on to Webcollect.
  3. 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.

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.

Clothing required for the sailing courses:

  • 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:  Omega, 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  our commodore Dave Jones:  drjonesjersey@gmail.com

Competitive Multiclass Dinghy Racing