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Training Courses





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Dinghy,  Keel Boat,

Power Boat

Day Skipper,


VHF Radio

                 First aid .


Upcoming courses

RYA Dinghy Level 1                  18th and 19th April 2020        BOOK HERE

                                                  30th and 31st May 2020         BOOK HERE

                                                                        4th and 5th July 2020             BOOK HERE

RYA Dinghy Level 2                  21st and 22nd March 2020     BOOK HERE

                                                  6th and 7th June 2020            BOOK HERE                                                   

RYA Day Skipper Theory          Starts March 17th      see below for details

RYA Keel Boat Level 1 & 2       2020 Dates Coming Soon   

RYA STC VHF Radio                2020 Dates Coming Soon         

RYA First Aid                            2020 Dates Coming Soon 


RYA  the basics

The Club is a Royal Yachting Association recognised teaching establishment.  We teach the basic dinghy and keel boat courses out on the Thames, with our own qualified instructors, and have partnerships with training organisations that offer Power Boat, VHF, First Aid and Day Skipper courses.

Practical Sailing

All our courses are listed on the calendar.  Find the course you want  then click for more details and online booking.

Navigation theory

The next Day Skipper course starts  on March17th 2020. It will  run for eight Tuesdays, followed by an assessment weekend . If you would like to join a course click here,  which will take you to Nomad Sailing's web site. Look for bookings and fill in the form (there is discount rate for GYC club members)..

Powerboat courses

Our powerboat courses are run by Tony Mason of Thames Active. Tony is a club member and full time professional trainer - himself trained by some of London's finest sailors. 

First Aid and VHF radio

These courses will be run twice a year and details and online bookings are on the calendar.

If you want to know more about any of our classes please feel free to come and speak to Brian Harrisson, or to Steve Wilson. They can be found around the club on Tuesday nights, out on the water, or contacted via the website.

For more details

Click  on the links above for more  details To book on a course go to the training calendar

Navigation classes: can be booked via Nomad Sailing.

Powerboat classes: can be booked with Tony Mason at Thamesactive.

Practical Sailing:  The practical sailing courses for dinghy and keel boats are run on the Thames. To book these courses first check the calendar, then follow the links.

Other:  These land based courses are both run twice a year usually in the spring and autumn. to book:  follow the links on the training pages