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Training on Offer

The majority of training is undertaken during the winter with a surge in the run-up to the start of the sailing season at Easter. . 

To register interest in a course that you want to do, but is not currently available please see Register Interest in Training

Powerboat Training

RYA Level 2 Powerboat qualification is a minimum requirement for anyone driving a club RIB as a support boat for club racing.

Powerboat (PB) Level 2 courses are of 16 hours duration. Please register an interest if you like to do a PB Level 2 course as we would arrange a course if there is sufficient interest (3 candidates are normally required).

Generally the next upcoming course can be found on My Club Account.

RYA First Aid Course

RYA First Aid is a one day course which covers all of the usual first aid topics, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat.

There are none currently planned.

Race Coaching

Race training for youth fleets and adult classes is normally organised through the club’s racing fleets, with coaching offered either by club members or external trainers. To find out what is happening in your class, look at the relevant class webpage, or talk to the class captain. Many of our youth members become involved with the RYA’s Junior and Youth programmes.

Yacht and Seamanship Training

RYA Day Skipper theory courses are normally provided during the winter months. These courses are in the region of 10 weeks duration, normally on a weekday evening. Please contact Poole Sailing for information on courses run at Parkstone YC

RYA Marine Radio (DSC) courses are taught and enable members to gain their VHF operators licence. This is a one day course which takes place normally during the winter. To make an enquiry please contact: Dom or Sarah at Dorset Marine Training- 01202 901267 / 07475252644
email: [email protected] 

World Sailing/ RYA Offshore Safety Course This two-day course was developed following the report into the 1998 Sydney Hobart Race, where tragically 6 lives were lost. The aim is to provide the essential practical skills and theoretical knowledge to react effectively when facing heavy weather, emergencies and abandonment at sea. The course is a requirement for Skippers and crew undertaking Class 0, 1 and 2, offshore races under World Sailing (ISAF) rules and is recommended for all offshore Cruisers and Racers.
None currently scheduled at the club but you could contact Poole Sailing if interested. 

Mark layers’ course 

This is an in-house course which teaches participants how to lay marks accurately and recover them safely. This is particularly suitable for those who support the club’s programme of Open events. None currently scheduled.

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