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Training Days

Here at Itchenor Sailing Club we have years of experience of training all levels of sailors so that they can be confident on the water as well as providing advanced courses and RYA accreditation.

All our training courses can be booked online here, or for further information please contact Ryan, our Sailing Manager.

We are also happy to arrange bespoke one to one training to help develop skills or can put you in touch with a recommended instructor for your requirements.

Below is an overview of current scheduled courses and prices (please note all prices include books and certificates and are subject to VAT).

Please note all course dates are subject to change pending current Coronavirus pandemic.

Training Pathways:

Click here to download the ISC Training Pathway 2020.pdf document with more information on courses outlined below.


Our Training Programmes:


RYA Youth Stages 1-4

The youth sailing scheme provides an enjoyable and progressive way to learn to sail. As you progress through each stage you will learn valuable skills that will help your sailing development across a range of boats. Once all stages are completed the next step is the advanced and racing modules.

  • Members Price: 2 days £110.00 or 3 days £160.00
  • Temporary Members Price: 2 days £135.00 or 3 days £185.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - Monday 6th April, Tuesday 7th April and Wednesday 8th April 2020
    • - Wednesday 15th April, Thursday 16th April and Friday 17th April 2020
    • - Tuesday 26th May, Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th May 2020
    • - Tuesday 18th August, Wednesday 19th August and Thursday 20th August 2020
    • - Tuesday 25th August, Wednesday 26th August and Thursday 27th August 2020
    • - October half term dates TBC

RYA Advanced Modules

As in all sports, practice is essential if you are to improve your skills and the best way to become a good sailor is to have sailed a variety of boats in different conditions. The advanced modules offer a range of courses that introduce sailing with spinnakers to planning a sailing trip. They will help polish and test your skills and provide a great base for starting out in racing or instructing.

  • Members Price: 2 days £110.00 or 3 days £160.00
  • Temporary Members Price: 2 days £135.00 or 3 days £185.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - Same days and dates as RYA youth stages (above)


RYA Racing

If you would like to get involved with the racing scene here at ISC but are not sure how to go about it then this is the course for you. This two-day course can be in your own boat or in a Club 2000.

The course will give you the confidence to take part in club racing and explain how to approach a race and the techniques and rules to think about whilst on a race course.

  • Members Price: 2 days £110.00 or 3 days £160.00
  • Temporary Members Price: 2 days £135.00 or 3 days £185.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - Same as RYA Youth stages dates

We also host Junior Training Weeks - more information can be found here


RYA Adult Learn to Sail

Course dates:

  • 1st August and 2nd August 2020
  • Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September

RYA Assistant Dinghy Instructor 13+

A first step on the instructor pathway, this two-day course gives a good insight into how a dinghy instructor works and covers the RYA Method and the skills and values needed to become an instructor. This is an in house qualification, meaning you can only teach at the place it was gained.

Those who do this qualification often go on to do their Dinghy Instructor at a later date.

  • Members Price: 2 days £120.00
  • Course Dates : Please contact the office (01243 512400)

RYA Dinghy Instructor Course 16+

This course is to train experienced small boat sailors and assess their competence to teach dinghy sailing to adults and children. It assumes candidates are competent and experienced small boat sailors, capable of sailing a dinghy confidently in strong winds and handling small powerboats. Prerequisites for this course are: a good standard of dinghy sailing; RYA Powerboat Level 2; valid First Aid certificate, as well as RYA Safe and Fun Safeguarding Certificate.

In order to be accepted for training, candidates will have to pass a Pre-Assessment which takes the form of a practical sailing test in a double handed dinghy conducted by an RYA Coach/Assessor.

  • Members Price: 5 days £300.00
  • Non-members Price: 5 days £325.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - October Half Term dates TBC

RYA Senior Instructor 18+

We offer advanced courses for those who have successfully completed the Dinghy Instructor Course and have the prerequisite experience. Please contact Ryan for more details.


RYA Basic First Aid

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

This is the recommended course for those looking to gain any RYA Instructor Qualification or help out with any ISC event.

  • Members Price: 1 day £75.00
  • Temporary Members Price: 1 day £95.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - Sunday 26th April 2020

Powerboat Level 2

This course provides the skills and background knowledge required by a competent powerboat driver and is the basis for the International Certificate of Competence.

It includes boat handling, close quarters handling, leaving and coming alongside, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.

This course is a prerequisite for members wishing to be included on our paid support drivers list. Minimum age 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsement.

Those wishing to do a Direct Assessment to gain their Powerboat level 2 please call the office (01243 512400).

  • Members Price: 2 days £200.00
  • Temporary Members Price: 2 days £225.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - Saturday 18th April and Sunday 19th April 2020
    • - Saturday 16th May and Sunday 17th May 2020
    • - Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June 2020
    • - Saturday 1st August and Sunday 2nd August 2020
    • - Saturday 12th September and Sunday 13th September 2020

ISC Safety Boat Skills & PB2 Accreditation - Members only

This is in house training that has been designed to help and refine powerboat drivers rescuing skills. The layout of the day will be 90% practical 10% theory, with the aim for you to practice the rescues as much as possible.

It covers: Boat handling (pontoon leaving and returning); rib placement (racing and training); casualty recovery (drift down/head up methods); righting capsized and total inversion dinghies; recovery of boats stuck on the mud and keelboat recovery (theory only).

  • Members Price £25.00
  • Course Dates:
    • - Sunday 5th April / Saturday 18th April / Sunday 19th April 2020
    • - Saturday 16th May 2020
    • - Sunday 21st June 2020
    • - Saturday 4th July / Sunday 19th July / Saturday 25th July / Sunday 26th July 2020
    • - Sunday 2nd August / Sunday 16th August 2020
    • - Saturday 26th September/ Sunday 27th September 2020

For more information on any of the courses listed above please contact our Sailing Manager, Ryan


Last updated 09:07 on 12 June 2020

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