Welcome to ELYC Training

The ELYC training programme has three aims:

  • To introduce local residents and families to ELYC and the sport of sailing in a safe and supportive environment. Support new club members become active members within ELYC.
  • To provide an integrated Start Sailing Pathway from learning to sail, improving skills to start racing. During this process hopefully becoming boat owners.
  • To support club members who wish to pursue instructor qualifications while continuing to be active sailors within ELYC, ensuring an integration across all aspects of ELYC.

A variety of RYA accredited and ELYC designed courses are run throughout the year for both adults and cadets both on the water and onshore. There is an activity or course to suit everyone. The Training Programme (except for the Summer School weeks) is mainly made up of volunteers who have given up their time to share their love for sailing with others. 

Thanks to generous funding from a variety of sources the club has a fleet of 12 race-fitted Toppers and 4 2000s. We also have 4 ribs which we use for teaching powerboats skills and as rescue craft for ELYC activities. Training activities run no matter what the weather is to ensure that as many opportunities as possible are given for personal development. This may be based onshore dependent on the weather.

Please note that certificates for RYA accredited courses are awarded through the RYA scheme, and only awarded when skills can be shown at the correct level. The club takes no responsibility for the completion of certificates. For more information on the standard that you need to be prior to attending a course please either take a look at your logbook, or follow the below web links:


Junior Sailing courses


Adult Sailing courses:

Improvers and Advanced modules


Learn to Race courses

Powerboat courses

To check the up to date availability of courses and to make a booking please visit our Calendar & Events Bookings


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