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 2018
*** 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 2018. Contact email@example.com (except where otherwise stated below) for further information about any course.
First Aid Courses – Course 1: Saturday, 17 February; Course 2: Sunday, 11 March; Course 3: Saturday, 30 June.
09:00. Instructors and Assistant Instructors free; other members £10 . Numbers limited. contact Peter Lytton. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Level 2 Powerboat Courses – Course 1: Friday, 23 and Saturday, 24 March + shore-based evening on Thursday, 22 March; Course 2: Wednesday, 15 and Thursday, 16 August + shore-based evening on Monday, 13 August; Course 3: Friday, 16 and Saturday, 17 November + shore-based evening on Wednesday, 14 November. Cost: £50.
Practical course for those wishing to learn how to drive a powerboat. This qualification is required to helm a powerboat at Papercourt. There will be a small charge to offset the cost of fuel. Enquiries and applications to Helen Bennett. Numbers limited. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Assistant Instructor Course – 18, 22 (evening) and 25 March.
For aspiring Instructors or those members wanting to get some insight into the requirements and role of a Dinghy Instructor. Further information and application forms available from Fraser Hayden. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Spring Course – Wednesday, 11 April to Saturday, 23 June.
For adult beginners. Theory on the Wednesday evenings and practical sessions on the Saturday mornings. Application forms available from 14 January. Numbers limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Start to Sail Course – Wednesday, 30 and Thursday, 31 May.
A two day appetiser for adult and junior beginners. Application forms available from email@example.com. As at 4 May, all Optimist hire boats are now booked for this course; but there are still spaces for Topper sailors and adults. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Carry On Sailing – Monday evenings, 11, 18 and 25 June and 9 July.
Participants should have at least an adult RYA Level 2 qualification to benefit from this course. Numbers limited. Application forms available from 21 April. (SOLD OUT) _________________________________________________________________________________________
Dinghy Instructor Course – Sunday, 1 to Thursday, 5 July + pre-assessment date to be advised.
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. If interested contact Jeremy Riley or Tom Key. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Race Training – Saturday, 30 June (change of date from 7 July)
Morning only. Very basic – learn how to start a race at Papercourt, what the flags mean and a few simple rules. No charge. _________________________________________________________________________________________
RYA Summer Course – Monday, 30 July to Friday, 3 August. This course is now FULL and there is a waiting list.
Five days of sailing for all ages and abilities. Groups organised according to grades. Application forms available from 10 June either on the training notice board or from firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the course is £100. Numbers limited. _________________________________________________________________________________________