At Papercourt we try to provide the courses that members request: complete beginners – both adult and children – seamanship, spinnaker, race training, race officer, and powerboat. Many of our young sailors have graduated to regional and national squads.
The RYA powerboat course is to promote a good standard of safety boat cover for our sailing, and we are pleased to note that it is always over-subscribed.
For the established sailor there is training on Saturdays during the winter which takes the form of class specific race training organised by Class Captains. Click on the Supported Classes menu for details.
We sponsor suitably qualified members to become RYA Instructors, and organise training courses and club racing coach courses at Papercourt. In return we ask for some help on our training courses throughout the year.
Our qualified RYA Instructors are freely available and willing to help. If you would like more information about any aspect of our training, please Email us .
RYA TRAINING 2017
*** Papercourt courses are only available for members ***
Our qualified Instructors are volunteer Club members giving their time for the benefit of fellow members.
We welcome all abilities to join our Club; our teaching/training courses cover beginners and established sailors.
The following courses are proposed to be held in 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about any course.
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course – Wednesday evening, 1 March (theory), and Friday, 3 March and Saturday, 4 March
Practical course for those wishing to learn how to drive a powerboat. There will be a small charge to offset the cost of fuel.
Further courses are planned for August and the October half-term holiday.
RYA First Aid Course – Two courses: Sunday, 12 March and Sunday, 25 June 2017
One day course. Instructors and Assistant Instructors free. Other members £10.
Assistant Instructor Course – Sunday, 5 March, Wednesday, 8 March (evening) and Saturday, 11 March.
For those who wish to gain an insight into instructing. The course is two all day sessions, on 5 and 11 March, plus the Wednesday evening. Participants should have good boat handling skills as a lot of the course is practical. Wet suit / dry suit required. No charge.
RYA Spring Course – Wednesday, 19 April to Saturday, 24 June.
For adult beginners. Theory on Wednesday evenings and practical sessions on Saturday mornings. Application forms available from 7 January. Numbers limited.
Junior Start to Sail – Wednesday, 31 May and Thursday, 1 June.
A two day appetiser for junior beginners. Application forms available from 22 April. Numbers limited.
Carry on Sailing – Mondays, 12, 19 and 26 June and 3 July at 18:30
Participants must be qualified to at least an RYA Adult Level 2 to benefit from the course. Application forms from Fraser Hayden (email@example.com). Numbers limited.
Start to Race – Saturday, 1 July (morning only).
Very basic – learn how to start in a race at Papercourt, what the flags mean and a few simple rules. No charge.
RYA Dinghy Instructor Course – 2-6 July.
Participants must be at least age 16 at the commencement of the course, and hold an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and an acceptable current First Aid certificate. Participants must also pass the pre-assessment. If interested contact Jeremy Riley (firstname.lastname@example.org), Tom Key (email@example.com) or Peter Lytton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RYA Summer Course – Monday, 7 to Friday, 11 August.
Five days of sailing for all abilities. Groups according to grades. Application forms available from 10 June. Numbers limited.
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course – 16 and 17 August (practical), followed by one evening (theory) to be arranged, 15 November evening (theory), and 17 and 18 November (practical).
Practical course for those wishing to learn how to drive a powerboat. There will be a small charge to offset the cost of fuel. _________________________________________________________________________________________