The RYA Shore Based and Practical Training Courses are the best way of receiving both practical and theoretical training and the following local companies provide RYA courses:
Shore Based Courses:
- Chichester Marine Training: chichestermarinetraining.co.uk
- Emsworth School of Navigation: emsnav.com
- Chichester Yacht Club also periodically run RYA theory and First Aid and VHF radio courses at the club.
- Chichester Marine Training (Motors & Yachts): chichestermarinetraining.co.uk
- Sunsail, Port Solent (Yachts only): sunsail.co.uk
- The CYC Dinghy Section offer RYA Powerboat Level 1 and 2 training
- The CYC Dinghy Section also offer RYA dinghy sailing courses, which provide much of the sailing skills required for sailing larger boats.
The CYC Yacht Section run a series of talks and lectures over the winter months which are aimed at all types of boating. General technical and safety articles are also produced in the club magazine.
Other informal training is available through the crew exchange section of the website, where crew wishing to gain more experience can offer to crew for skippers needing crew, and pick up a few tips. Also, skippers can advertise for more experienced crews to increase their own abilities.
By far the greatest exchange of ideas and passing on of knowledge and techniques occurs at informal gatherings, such as the monthly social nights and social occasions on CYC cruises.
Chichester Marine Training also provide formal or informal on your own boat training, tailored to your own individual needs.