The ATYC offers various RYA courses at RYA affiliated training centres who are members of the association. Below is a selection of the RYA courses that are very useful for boaters with any level of experience. Below the courses are the ATYC member training centres based on the river Thames. They deal with training specifically designed for motorboat and cabin cruiser owners.
This course is designed for those wanting to cruise the UK's and Europe's network of lakes, rivers and canals. It deals specifically with the requirements of the inland boater, whether they be a cruiser enthusiast or narrow boat owner. It assumes no prior knowledge and so is ideal for the first timer, yet the more seasoned boater will learn plenty of tricks of the trade and tips to make their boating safer and more enjoyable. Courses take place over two days and can be taken either on a centre's boat or your own. The minimum age to take this course is 12 years old, however, before you book a course check with the training centre that their boat is suitable.
This is an entry level course and can be run in conjunction with the Inland Waterways Helmsman’s course for mixed ability groups. This course is ideal for introducing friends or family members to crewing a vessel on the inland waterways, and for giving them an understanding of how they can assist the helm. The instructor will cover: personal safety; communication on board; throwing a mooring line; some basic boat handling; helping in locking operations; how to be a look out; what to do in an emergency and looking after the environment.
The shorebased Day Skipper theory course is for those that have done little or no actual navigation, regardless of whether you have a lot of boating experience or none. The course includes a comprehensive introduction to chartwork navigation (including use of GPS and electronic charts) as well as covering meteorology and the basics of seamanship including collision regulations and safety procedures. . Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board and if you are considering taking the Day Skipper practical course.
This course gives you the chance to take charge on short passages under instruction. You will concentrate on pilotage boat handling seamanship and navigation. Advanced versions of this course are available; Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster. This advanced training is designed for experienced skippers covering navigation and safety on board during coastal and offshore passages.
This course and exam is designed for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a radio either fixed or hand held.
Founded in 1930, TMYC is one of the oldest clubs on the river with a history of boating and a wealth of experience.
We are recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to provide both shorebased and practical courses. With our team of trainers, we run a variety of courses as outlined below but can provide bespoke training on your boat or one of ours.
Founded in 1930, TMYC is one of the oldest clubs on the river with a history of boating and a wealth of experience. As well as individuals, we’re keen to train family groups and friends who want to improve their boating experience, enjoyment and safety. We also provide professional training to the marine industry.
Telephone: 020 8978 2298
At the Dockland Scout Project courses are run either in the West India Docks or on the River Thames. The theory courses these are run on our Training Centre “Christopher W” or in our workshop complex. The courses on offer at the Docklands Scout Project are:
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As an RYA Training Centre since 2011, Twickenham Yacht Club is proud to offer a wide range of training courses:
In addition, for those with some experience, Twickenham Yacht Club offers the change to notch up your hours and progress, with regular Improvers Sailing Sessions throughout the year.
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