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2023 Training Programme at the Tony Cavey Training Centre at SCSC

Booking for all courses are through our booking platform Webcollect

Bookings will only be accepted from paid up 2023 SCSC members.

Please contact Justin Horton, Principal,  TC Training Centre at St Catherine’s Sailing Club for further details or email
We also run private tuition sessions in the season which can be arranged for between one and four people….see more info here>>>

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RYA Powerboat levels 1 and 2 and RYA Safety Boat course dates will be announced as they are released.   Please contact us to be put on our waiting list via

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

Our fleet includes:  Omega, Picos,   Fevas, and Optimist  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 Dan Washington

Competitive Multiclass Dinghy Racing