Haversham Sailing Club is a RYA Recognised Training Centre. Qualifications earned on RYA courses are recognised and valued in most parts of the world. We have a superb team of volunteer Senior Instructors, Instructors and Assistant Instructors who give their time freely which enables us to offer a wide range of courses at a very reasonable cost. Most of our courses run over two days and two evening sessions, usually Thursday evening for shorebased work and Saturdays are spent afloat. Some courses run over a series of Thursday evenings. Courses generally run between April and September. The RYA scheme is structured to enable an absolute beginner to become a safe, competent sailor.
• RYA Level 1 Start Sailing – for total beginners
• RYA Level 2 Basic Skills – for those with Level 1 or equivalent skills and experience
• RYA Level 3 Better Sailing – for those who have completed Level 2
Improver and Advanced Courses
• Seamanship Skills
• Start Racing
• Sailing with Spinnakers
The club runs RYA Powerboat and Safety Boat courses – usually one of each annually – for members opting to join the safety boat team for their preferred duty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Training courses 2022
The courses listed here are for adults and young people over the age of 16. For Junior training please see the Buccaneers page. You will need to attend ALL the dates for each course, These courses are only available to members of the club.
RYA Level 1 Sail Training
April course: Thursday 21st April 1900 - 2100, Saturday 23rd April 0900-1700
Thursday 28th April 1900 - 2100, Saturday 30th April 0900-1700
May course: Thursday 19th May1900 - 2100, Saturday 21st May 0900-1700
Thursday 26th May 1900 - 2100, Saturday 28th May 0900-1700
July course: Thursday 21st July 1900 - 2100, Saturday July 23rd 0900-1700
Thursday 28th July1900 - 2100, Saturday 30th July 0900-1700
September course: Thursday 8th September 1900 - 2100, Saturday September 10th 0900-1700
Thursday 15th September 1900 - 2100, Saturday 17th September 0900-1700
RYA Level 2 Sail Training
5 Thursday Evenings 18:00-21:00
June Course: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th June, 7th July
August Course: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August, 1st September
PLEASE email email@example.com to apply for and confirm a place is available on a course. You will then be sent a link to an E-booking form. Thank you.
Downlioadable PDF Full Guide – Members area
Tuesday Improver Sessions
Tuesday Improver sessions run every Tuesday between the first Tuesday in April and the second Tuesday in September. Sessions start at 6pm and finish at 9pm or dusk (whichever is earlier). The safety boat will be on the water and there will be shore volunteers to help with rigging most evenings. All are welcome to come along.
Occasionally on Tuesdays there are focussed sessions on single handers, double handers, racing or anything else members wish to improve on. To find out more, join the Facebook group.
The club organises first aid courses for instructors, those doing safety boat duties and those helping with children’s activities. Any member of the club can attend a first aid course but places are limited and priority is given to thosewho require it for their duties. There is also food hygiene training for those who serve in the galley.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.