RYA TRAINING COURSES AT TAMESIS

STRONG INTEREST IN RYA TRAINING

At the club’s recent highly successful RYA Push the Boat Out event, strong interest was expressed in the upcoming RYA training courses at Tamesis.

For sailors, an RYA Level 1 course (Course S1) will start on Sunday afternoon 24th May: the three following Sunday afternoons complete the course. Level 1 is an ideal introduction to safe and fun sailing, teaching the basics and giving newcomers plenty of practice under expert tuition.

RYA Level 2 (Course S2) is a natural follow-on from Level 1 and starts on Sunday afternoon 28th June, followed by the next three Sunday afternoons.

All courses lead to RYA certificates and are accompanied by the approved RYA teaching booklets. Special offers to new members (for bookings confirmed by 24th May): Course S1 (starting 24th May) £170 including membership until September 30th. Courses S1 + S2 (starting 24th May and 28th June) including membership to September 30th – £290.

A membership offer without training (open only until 24th May) gives full adult membership until 30th September for the PTBO special price of £50. The full annual rate is £190. Members have almost unlimited sailing, racing once or twice a week without extra charge, use of the club boats, and access to many social events at little more than cost price.

Children from 8 up may be accommodated on all the courses provided they are accompanied by a parent or carer.

Details and bookings for sailing courses direct from Chief Instructor (Sailing) Eric Finlayson at finlaysone2@aol.com.

RYA Powerboat courses are also available, and have begun running at the club since its commission as a Training Centre in April. Powerboat courses Level 1 and Level 2 are on offer – Level 1 is a basic one-day introduction at the non-members’ price of £140. The full RYA Level 2 course is 3 days including one day with high speed work on the tidal Thames at the non-members’ price of £280. (For the powerboat course members’ rates of £80 (Level 1) and £140 (Level 2) a minimum 12-month membership must have been completed). Our Powerboat school, run by Tamesis member and Chief Instructor (Powerboats) Falcon Compton, offers a 2-day RYA Safety Boat course at £250 for a non-member and £200 for a member. Details and bookings direct with Falcon Compton on +44 78 8983 5758 or falconcompton@hotmail.com.

Alan Green
Rear Commodore (Sailing) Tamesis Club and Principal, Tamesis RYA Recognised Training Centre.
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