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
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