Book your training online by clicking on the image below or vouchers are available for RYA Powerboat II Training, RYA VHF Radio & RYA First Aid Courses. Please call the office on 01473 780 319 to purchase.




Sailing Experience and Try-a-Boat

These are two programs that run alongside each other for anyone who would like time on the water. Whether you are a complete beginner, a crew, or a helm you can gain experience, give sailing a try or simply become more confident afloat.









RYA Adult Dinghy Training

Gain RYA Levels 1 & 2 certificates with this 8 week course. Designed to get you out on the waterand comfortable sailing, we limit group sizes to 6. If you've ever thought about Dinghy Sailing, this course is for you. You'll come away with skills in sailing, rigging, launching, safety and capsize recovery!









RYA Diesel Engine Course


This course covers the stroke cycle, fuel, cooling and air systems, engine electrical systems, spares and tool requirements, winterisation and servicing. This enables you to prevent breakdown at sea ad rectify faults without needing workshop support. 






RYA Day Skipper Shorebased

The Day Skipper course is intended to equip a skipper with the theoretical knowledge needed for the Day Skipper practical course. The syllabus covers the knowledge required to navigate familiar coastal waters by day but includes a basic knowledge of lights in case you arrive after dark. 

Successful completion requires 40 hours tuition and completion of two assessment papers to a satisfactory standard. Duration: 40 hours with two exam papers. At the Royal Harwich, this is run over a series of three weekends. 

Prior qualification: None.




RYA Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster Shorebased
An advanced course for more experienced skippers, intended to follow completion of the Day Skipper course and building upon that syllabus to cover the theoretical knowledge required for the Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster practical examinations. The syllabus is focused on navigation, meteorology and the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea but also covers a wide range of knowledge needed by skippers cruising coastal or international waters. The course is demanding and assumes competence in the skills covered during the Day Skipper course. 

Successful completion requires 40 hours tuition and completion of three assessment papers to a satisfactory standard.  Duration: 40 hours and three exam papers. At the Royal Harwich, this is run over a series of three weekends.

Prior Qualification: RYA Day Skipper (Theory).



RYA First Aid

In a medical emergency a little first-aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels. It includes all the usual First Aid topics, relating them specifically to 'on the water' scenarios. The course covers such subjects as minor ailments, including headaches, sunburn and small lesions through to immediate response to serious medical emergencies, in situations that yachtsmen could encounter. There is emphasis on resuscitation techniques, and the primary care of a 'man overboard' victim. Procedures for obtaining outside medical assistance and a helicopter rescue service are covered as well as the correct first-aid stores for your own boat, whether you sail inshore or offshore. 

Duration: 1 day course. Prior Qualification: None.


RYA Marine Radio Short Range (VHF) Certificate

The course teaches the basics of radio operation, the correct channels to use, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) facilities are an integral part of all new VHF sets and holders of an ‘old’, non DSC, licence will need to upgrade their qualification to the new certificate before they can use them. The certificate authorises the holder to use, or supervise the use, of a VHF (DSC) radio aboard any appropriately licensed British Vessel.

At RHYC we offer a one day course with prior reading.

Duration: 1 day course.
Prior qualification: None.


RYA Powerboat Level 2

This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence, as well as often being a prerequisite for other qualifications. The course includes close quarters handling, low and high speed manoeuvres and man overboard procedures among other topics.

Courses in taking place in December through to April may have be cancelled at short notice, or even on the day, in the event of severe inclement weather. With this in mind, you may wish to avoid booking a winter course, if it will mean a long and/or expensive journey for you to get here.

Duration: 2 day course.
Prior qualifications: None.


RYA Safety Boat

This two day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying.

Duration: 2 day course
Prior qualifications: PBII







RYA 5 Days Afloat Courses on Yachts
Turning the theory into practice. We offer courses from beginners to aspirant Yachtmasters. 

Duration: 5 day course
Prior Qualifications: None