2023 Training Courses

Training courses are available to book now, and can be done so online. We add new course dates throughout the year as courses get booked up.

Our powerboat 2 courses for 2023 are all now available to book and we hope you find a date which is suitable for you. Many run over weekends. You can book online below - no prior experience needed.

Dan Stevens, our resident instructor, has been training PB2 and Safety boat courses for 5 years a sailing instructor for 12 years as well as serving the RNLI for 10 years.

To find out which courses are currently available for all ages and abilities, and to book online visit https://www.doveyyachtclub.org.uk/events_training.asp. Book now to avoid disappointment.

We are committed to getting as many people on the water as possible. RYA produce a useful guide to Junior sailing.  DYC offer Junior courses which follow the RYA youth syllabus and can be viewed HERE.

Please contact us if you would like more information or advice prior to booking on sailing@doveyyachtclub.org.uk 

The RYA courses we run include the following:
Start Sailing (Level 1)
Day One - Rigging, launch, recovery, wind awareness, sailing across the wind, turning(tacking)
Day Two - Stopping, sailing upwind and downwind, understands capsize recovery
Basic Skills (Level 2)
Day One -  Rigging according to weather, basic understanding of sail set, balance, trim, course made good,  and centreboard
Day Two - Rope work, demonstrate capsize recovery, basic racing
Better Sailing (Level 3) 
Day One - Practice and development of sailing techniques, effectively applying 5 essentials, race rules
Day Two -  Sailing theory, meteorology, use of different boats
Race Coaching
We also run race training weekends for aspirant racers and regular weekly training sessions for local juniors.

Powerboat Courses

In addition to sailing courses we also offer Power Boat Training (level2) and Safety Boat instruction.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB2)


This course will introduce the newcomer to handling a fast planing power boat, including, boat and pre-launch checks, basic powerboat handling skills at both low and planning speed and how to plan a short coastal passage. This course is the minimum level required to drive a club powerboat. Training and assessment is generally carried out in the fast planning rigid-hull inflatable boats, but we will also use the tiller steered Sparfel boats. All participants must supply a passport sized photograph at the start of the course. Anyone successfully completing the course will receive the RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PB2) certificate.

We run several during the year as seen on our provisional progrmme or may be arranged to suit your dates, 



Powerboat Level 2

Pre-course experience None. May be preceded by Level 1 Start Powerboating
Assumed Knowledge None
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 powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft
Minimum duration 2 day course 
Minimum age For the Level 2 Powerboat Handling course the minimum age is 15, 


First Aid

First Aid courses are run according to demand. At times these courses are subsidised for members to allow us to add to our pool of trained volunteers.

To book a specific course, click through to our webcollect booking system



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A full program of events every year