RYA Sailing Tuition

RYA Youth Sailing Scheme
Stage 1 21st & 22nd July £110 - Member
£150 - Non Member
Stage 2 26th & 27th July
Stage 3 28th & 29th July
Stage 4 2nd & 3rd August
RYA Adult Sailing Scheme
Start Sailing: RYA Level 1 Available by request £110 - Member
£150 - Non Member
Basic Skills: RYA Level 2 Available by request
Better Sailing: RYA Level 3 Available by request
Ladies First   Ladies Beginner Course
£110 - Member
£150 - Non Member

6 Week Course
£115 - Member
£155 - Non Member

AM Sessions - 09:30 - 12:00
PM Sessions - 12:15 - 14:45
Advanced Modules: Course available by request
Day Sailing   £110 - Member
£150 - Non Member
Sailing with Spinnakers  
Seamanship Skills Available by request
Start Racing Available by request
Performance Sailing Available by request

Sailing tuition and courses are available with the Club's Chief Instructor (Sail) Kristy Powell.
Bespoke training for complete beginners through to racers, build your confidence and brush up on your skills.

8 years old is the minimum age for RYA Youth Stage Courses


Private Lessons:  By Arrangement

Private lessons are tailored to meet your needs and available at times to suit you. Sessions are 2.5hrs and booked through Kristy.
One-2-One: £55 Member & £65 Non Member
Group (max 3): £30 Member & £35 Non Member (Per Person)

Should the above dates not meet your requirements or indeed if you would like to discuss any other sailing tuition options including one-to-one lessons please do not hesitate to contact Kristy.

Please contact Kristy via the Club on 01590 672677 or use Kristy's contact form


RYA Dinghy Instructors Course

Course fees: £300 members   £350 non members.


More course dates to be annouced soon



Prior to the course candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
·         Minimum age 16;
·         Valid first aid certificate - click here for a list of acceptable first aid certificates.
·         RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate;
·         RYA Safe & Fun safeguarding certificate and pre-course work completed (accessed within the Safe & Fun course)
·         Pre-entry sailing assessment completed within 1 year prior to the instructor training course.
The pre-entry course will need to be completed by all attendees of the Dinghy Instructors’ Course regardless of their experience.  The Club can arrange courses to facilitate these qualifications.
The cost of the Instructors’ Course and the pre-entry is £300 for members and £350 for non-members, and will be offered on a first come served basis.  To secure a place, please contact the Club office and pay for the full course fee.

RYA First Aid


  • 17th February

To book onto any of these courses, please fill in the training course disclaimer and either bring it into the Club with payment or contact the office to book onto the course.
We are able to accept payment over the phone so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Members £50    Non-members £70


Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fulfils the requirements for:

  • professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE. 

The subjects specific to boating include:

  • the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • seasickness and dehydration
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • helicopter rescue

RLymYC Race Team Training

Over the winter the RLymYC runs a variety of sessions for Club members involved, or wishing to be involved, in the provision of racing and race events at the Club.  Members new to race management are particularly welcome. 
The sessions are, however, also designed to be a useful update to existing race team members, support boat drivers, marklayers, committee boat skippers and shore based support.  The sessions are provided free to members.

Winter 2018
RYA Club Race Officer Course
Island Room -  1830 start
Thursday  11th January
Thursday  25th January
Thursday  1st February
Thursday  15th  February
Role of the support boat.
Island Room -  1830 start
These sessions will cover the task you could be asked to fulfil by the Race Officer if you are driving or crewing a support boat.
Thursday 1st March
Thursday 15th March
Use of Club VHF Radios
Saturday 21 April
Island Room 1030 hours


RYA Powerboat Level 2


  • 17th & 18th March


This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. 
It includes close quarters handling, high speed manoeuvres, man overboard recovery and collision regulations.
The course can be taken inland or on the coast and your certificate will be endorsed accordingly.

Members - £95
Non Members - £195
One-2-One - £300
2 to 1 - £150 Members & £250 Non Members

Suggested Minimum Pre-course Experience:

Assumed knowledge:

Minimum age 12.

Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued an endorsed certificate.

Course content:
All you need to know for self-sufficient powerboating at a basic level. Course includes launching, mooring, anchoring and recovery plus all the boat driving skills required for basic competence in a powerboat. Ability after course: Self-sufficient powerboat in the right conditions: aware of own limitations and those of craft

Minimum duration:
Two days


Quotes from previous candidates:

"I have completed the PB2 course and I would just like to pass on my thanks to the instructors who ran a very professional and informative course.  All of the instructors were calm , reassuring and patient and I would certainly recommend them to friends!"

"We wanted to thank the instructors for teaching us about powerboats this weekend. We felt we learnt a great deal, although as with all things, the more you know the more you realise there is to learn! We both enjoyed it enormously and are looking forward to practising...maybe when the weather is a little warmer!"


RLymYC - Level 2 + Course (Club Support Boat Training)


  • Saturday 23rd December

This is a ONE day course, a minimum number of 6 people are required for this course.


£45 for Members & Non-Members including lunch.

This is a course is run by the Club Chief Instructor (Power), Andrew Eady. It does not carry with it an RYA qualification, but it is based on the RYA Safety Boat Course. Candidates must already have an RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate and be a confident powerboat driver.

The one day course is designed for those that help at Club events, and who may not necessarily drive the safety boat, but would like to gain some of the knowledge and skills to enable them to more effectively deal with safety of fleets and capsize situations as a crew.


RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certificate

RYA Safety Boat Course


More course dates to be published soon


This two-day (+ one evening) course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, and for racing or training activities.
Prior to the course you will need to hold the RYA Level 2 Powerboat certificate.

Members - £95
Non Members - £195


Suggested minimum pre-course experience:
RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to the course.

Assumed knowledge:
Minimum age 16. Basic understanding of sailing boats.

Course content:
Boat handling, rescue techniques for sailing dinghies, windsurfers and canoes, and tows.

Ability after course:
Able to provide safety cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.

Minimum duration:
Two days.

RYA Club Marklayers Course




£45 for Members & Non-Members including lunch.


  • More dates to be announced soon.


RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certificate

RYA Race Coach Level 2 Course

More information can be found on the RYA's website.

To book your place on this course please go to www.ryaracingevents.org.uk and follow the link on the left hand side to coaching courses.


The procedure for booking is very straight forward. You will need to complete a Training Course Form and pay the course fee to the Club Office. We accept cash, cheque or credit cards.  Members may also use their Club Card either in person or via telephone or email.   Your place will be secured once payment has been received in full.

*The Royal Lymington Yacht Club believes that volunteers who contribute their time to the sailing programme should benefit from the opportunity to further their qualifications at a minimal cost. Therefore our course fees are considerably less than those charged at a commercial training centre. The officers responsible for each sailing section should nominate volunteers who should be rewarded with priority places on training. The RLymYC reserves the right to allocate course places to best suit volunteer training requirements. Non-member volunteers may also get priority but will be charged the non-member rate. At the Club’s discretion places maybe allocated in order to ensure the cost effectiveness of the course.

**There will be no refunds unless the course is cancelled by the Club due to lack of interest, this decision will be made no later than 7 days prior to the start of the course. If you can't make a course which you have paid for, a refund will be considered, providing a paying candidate has been found to take your place.