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EYC strives to provide sailing activities to all young people who are of school age, and those involved within an activity or youth group.  With opportunities for everyone to get out onto the water and experience sailing, EYC is the ideal location for groups to come down and take part in either a taster session or learn to sail on a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) course

EYC is able to offer flexible session times that fit around school timetables and can offer sessions on days that groups meet up.  Weekend session are also available.

All sessions are run by qualified RYA instructors with water-based activities supported by safety boats and monitored by Senior Instructors.  All activities are fully Risk Assessed and operate to the national guidelines and procedures    required by the National Governing Body of Sailing

 Session Information:

Two-hour sessions can be tailored to suit your timetable between 9am to 5pm during the week.  All the necessary equipment is provided, however the following items must be brought along by each participant:

An old track suit to be worn underneath waterproof clothing

Swim suit / shorts to be worn under a wet suit

Old trainers that can get wet or sailing shoes (if you have them)

Towel, change of clothing and dry shoes to go home in

Sun hat, cream and glasses

Bottle of water

Session Costs:

£15 per head for groups up to 6 (minimum group size per session)

£14 per head for groups up to 9

£13 per head for groups up to 12

£12 per head for groups up to 15 (maximum group size per session)

The ratio of sailors to instructors for these sessions is 5 : 1 with safety boats and a Senior Instructor supervising all water-based activities

For groups who wish to gain an internationally recognised RYA qualification and award, EYC offers a flexible eight-week programme consisting of individual two-hour per week  sessions.  Sessions are run between Monday and Friday with flexible times to fit around school timetables.

Groups taking up this programme will have the focus and time to progress through the     National Sailing Scheme set out by the RYA.  Clear progression and achievable goals will enable all sailors to achieve an RYA qualification and award after completing the eight-week  programme.  RYA Logbooks are available for groups to purchase to record personal achievements and performances

Session Information:

Each two-hour session can be flexible to suit your timetable between 9am to 5pm during the week.  All the necessary equipment is provided and is outlined on the previous page. 

Session Costs:

Price on application

Qualifications and Awards Available:

Groups new to sailing can expect to gain their RYA Stage 1 (if under the age of 14) or their RYA Level 1 (if over the age of 15), which is the RYA Start Sailing Certificate

Groups with previous experience can focus their training on gaining their RYA Stage 2 / Level 2 and above.  Mix ability groups can also be catered for. 

The ratio of sailors to instructors for these sessions is 3 : 1 with all water-based sessions monitored by safety boats and Supervised by a Senior Instructor.  RYA certificates are   provided within the cost of each course for each sailing 

All sailors under the age of 25 taking part in a sailing activity or course will be put forward to apply for FREE Youth Membership at Erith Yacht Club.  With this membership, there are a great number of benefits, which are outlined below:

  • Access to weekend RYA Training Courses to progress through the National Training Scheme
  • Club boat hire allowing sailors to get out on the water without the need to own their own sailing boat
  • Social sailing sessions including Tuesday and Friday night activities and BBQ nights
  • Dedicated Junior and Youth Sailing (JYS) sailing sessions with race training focused on prepare for the London Youth Games and London Regatta
  • The opportunity to take part in river cruises and visit other locations on the Thames
  • Access to Club Racing and competitions

Environmental & Education River Trips and Field Studies

New for 2011, EYC is pleased to provide groups with a unique learning opportunity to  explore the numerous aspects and features of the river Thames and its surroundings.  Students from primary school age to SATs, GCSE and A Level will benefit from this hands-on learning experience by taking part in an environmental river trip.

Using our fleet of motor boats, groups can experience the themes and features of the river Thames and the associated activities that are made possible by its location and existence.

All river trips are fully risked assessed and operated by RYA qualified helms.  Outlined below is a few examples of areas that can be explored for school groups looking to take up a field trip with a difference!

Environmental / Education River Trips and Field Studies

Transport Networks:                                        Industries and Services

QEII / Dartford Crossing                                    Little Brook Power Station

Thames Clippers Water Taxi                             Tilbury Docks

Cobelfret Ferries                                                 Erith RoRo Jerry

The Woolwich Ferry                                          Tilda Rice, Tate & Lyle and London

Cantainer / cargo ships                                     Aggregates

Environment:                                                    Man’s influence:

Erith Marshes and salting                                  Thames Barrier

Dartford and Barking Creek                              Thames Sea Wall

Essex Waste / Landfill                                       Destruction of river vegetation

Commentary and detailed information can be provided by the boat helms or can be a teacher lead session

New for 2011, EYC is pleased to provide groups with a unique learning opportunity to  explore the numerous aspects and features of the river Thames and its surroundings.  Students from primary school age to SATs, GCSE and A Level will benefit from this hands-on learning experience by taking part in an environmental river trip.

Using our fleet of motor boats, groups can experience the themes and features of the river Thames and the associated activities that are made possible by its location and existence.

All river trips are fully risked assessed and operated by RYA qualified helms.  Outlined below is a few examples of areas that can be explored for school groups looking to take up a field trip with a difference!

Session Information:

Water-based river sessions are set out over two-hours with all waterproof equipment and buoyancy aids provided.  Sessions are available on request between Monday and Friday.

Groups may also wish to take advantage of our modern land-based training rooms, with river-side location and views.  Fully interactive multimedia boards and accommodation for 30 students is available. 

River-side picnic areas are available for groups to enjoy their lunch on site or whilst out on the water.

Session Costs:

River Trip Only—£10 per student

River Trip with Training Rooms—£12.50 per student

   

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Erith Yacht Club
Anchor Bay,
Erith, Kent, DA8 2AD
Tel. 0845 0942148 

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PO Box 231,
Bexleyheath, Kent,
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Tel 0845 0941328

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The recent investments at EYC are a result of Olympic legacy funding, and we would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the following-

  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Sport England
  • Cory Environmental Trust in Britain
  • Royal Yachting association
  • London Borough of Bexley

 

   
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