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, or go to the Sailing Programmes menu.
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 2019
*** 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 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (except where otherwise stated below) for further information about any course.
First Aid Courses – One day courses on Sunday, 3 February and Saturday, 29 June.
Instructors and Assistant Instructors free; other members £10.
Numbers limited. Contact Peter Lytton.
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Course – Members must be 16 years or over. Practical course for those wishing to learn how to drive a powerboat. This qualification is required to helm a powerboat at Papercourt. There is a small charge to offset the cost of fuel. Enquiries and applications to Helen Bennett. Numbers limited.
Course 1: Theory on Wednesday, 27 March 2019; 20:00 to 22:00. Practical on Friday, 29 and Saturday, 30 March 2019; 08:30 to 18:00 each day.
Course 2: Theory on Monday evening, 12 August. Practical on Wednesday, 14 August and Thursday, 15 August.
Course 3: Theory on Wednesday evening, 13 November. Practical on Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November.
RYA Assistant Instructor Course – For aspiring instructors or those wanting to get some insight into the requirements and role of a Dinghy Instructor.
Sunday, 17, Wednesday, 20 (evening) and Sunday, 24 March. Minimum age 14. Applicants should have RYA Level 4 sailing ability.
Further information and application forms available from email@example.com. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Spring Course, Levels 1 and 2 – For adult beginners.
From Wednesday, 24 April to Saturday, 29 June. Theory on the Wednesday evenings and practical sessions on the Saturday mornings.
Numbers limited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ________________________________________________________________________________________
Junior Start to Sail Course – A two day appetiser for junior beginners.
Wednesday, 29 and Thursday, 30 May.
Application forms available from 21 April. Contact email@example.com. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Adult ‘Start Sailing’ Course, Level 1 – An introduction for adults to get you on the water and able to sail a boat around a course.
Course 1: Wednesday, 29 and Thursday, 30 May.
Course 2: Saturdays, 17, 24 and 31 August and 7 September (mornings only)
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Carry On Sailing – Participants should have at least an adult RYA Level 2 qualification to benefit from this course.
Monday evenings 10, 17 and 24 June and 8 July.
Numbers limited. Application forms available from 21 April. Contact email@example.com. _________________________________________________________________________________________
‘Start to Race’ Training – Very basic – learn how to start a race at Papercourt, what the flags mean and a few simple rules.
Saturdays, 6 July, 3 August, 21 September and 5 October. Mornings only.
No charge. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Dinghy Instructor Course – Participants must be aged at least 16 at the commencement of the course. They will also require an RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate and an acceptable current First Aid certificate; and must pass the pre-assessment.
Monday, 8 July to Friday, 12 July; plus a pre-assessment date to be arranged.
If interested contact Jeremy Riley or Tom Key. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Summer Course – Five days of sailing for all ages and abilities. Groups organised according to grades.
Monday, 5 August to Friday, 9 August.
Application forms available from10 June. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A charge is made to cover the Club’s costs. Numbers limited. _________________________________________________________________________________________