RYA Essential Nav. & Seamanship course at CYC 22&23 Feb

12 Places available (limited by RYA instructor / pupil ratio) at a cost of £75 each.
This is a significant saving on online or other two-day courses advertised.

Please contact training@cycadmin.org to reserve a space. 

At Cargreen Yacht Club - Instructed by Will Davies - Tea, Coffee will be provided.

This course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact it's for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned.

Course topics include:

• Charts and Publications
• Safety
• Engine checks
• Buoyage
• Tidal awareness
• Visual and electronic navigation
• Pilotage
• Rules of the road
• Anchoring
• Weather forecasts
• Passage planning

You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises.  A RYA An Introduction to Navigation (G77) book will also be included.

Boat handling - Wednesday 22 January

For new boat owners or anyone who would like a refresher

On Wednesday January 22nd (18:30–20:30) Simon Mace will talk about the theory of boat handling, picking up bouy, man over board, preparations & coming along side pontoon, springing off, walking the boat and other evolutions.

Book a place by contacting Dave Wheatley at training@cycadmin.org . There is a charge of £5 a head which will go to the Plymouth Horizons sailing charity.

Yacht & Powerboat Instruction - UPDATE

The training sessions are organised for members who would like some Day Skipper level theory, Will Davies Yacht Master Instructor who works at Plymouth University has volunteered to present these at the club.

Tuesday 3rd Dec 1800-2000 CYC
Safety – Meteorology – Engine checks

Tuesday 10th Dec 1800-2000 CYC
Passage Planning – Anchoring

The training sessions are informative, a full RYA Essential Navigation or RYA Day Skipper Theory course may be planned depending on attendance, please book a place by contacting me at: training@cycadmin.org


The Tamar Pilotage notes are available here.

The Plymouth Anchorages and Moorings notes will be available shortly.

Club Burgee

Please email the Vice-Commodore ( Dave Wheatley (training@cycadmin.org) ) if you would be interested in purchasing a Club Burgee. An example is shown below:


Kayaking & Canoeing

The Club would like to increase participation in these activities.

If there is sufficient interest a new rack will be constructed and made available to members for a small charge.

The Club would like to encourage kayak-in-company excursions - any takers to lead such events?

If you have a general interest or would like to lead an excursion please email the Commodore ( commodore@cycadmin.org ).

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