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    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • Solent
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    RYA YM Coastal/ Coastal Skipper Practical

    The RYA Coastal Skipper course is suitable for the more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Day Skipper level plus a knowledge of navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard. Unlike most other schools in the area, your mooring fees and wet weather clothing for the duration of your course are included in the price quoted along with food whilst aboard.

    RYA Coastal Skipper without Exam: Duration 5 Days

    This course consists of skippered passages in a variety of situations. Each trainee will skipper more challenging passages and learn more about passage planning, pilotage by day and night, boat handling, safety and emergency situations. Your certificate will be endorsed as having been taken in tidal waters. By the end of the course you should be able to skipper a yacht on coastal passages by day and night and have the knowledge, if not the experience, to become a Yachtmaster Coastal or Offshore.

    Pre-course experience: 15 days, 2 days as skipper, 300 miles, 8 night hours
    Minimum course duration: 5 days
    Minimum age: 17

    RYA Yachtmaster Coastal Preparation PLUS Exam: Duration 7 Days

    This preparation course is designed for those who wish to take the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal exam. The course gives potential candidates the opportunity to thoroughly revise both practical and theoretical subjects. You will spend five days onboard the yacht with one of our fully qualified professional RYA Yachtmaster instructors prior to taking the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Coastal examination.

    Sailing will be in local waters and the instructor will tailor the course to your needs but in our experience this will often include: passage planning, skippering techniques, man-overboard recovery, meteorology, close quarters boat handling and pilotage in restricted visibility.

    We would recommend you arrive for the course already having a thorough knowledge of the IRPCS Collision Regulations particularly in relation to lights, shapes and signals. The successful Yachtmaster Coastal candidate is an experienced yachtsman who has a theoretical knowledge to the level of the RYA Yachtmaster shore based course and will be able to skipper a cruising yacht on passages up to 60 miles from port. The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Coastal Certificate of Competency is acknowledged throughout the World as the top sailing qualification.

    Candidates must also hold the Restricted (VHF only) Radio Operator's Certificate or Short Range Certificate and RYA First Aid Certificate or recognised alternatives.

    Pre-course experience: 30 days, 2 days as skipper, 800 miles, 12 night hours
    Minimum course duration: 5 days
    Minimum age: 17
    (If you hold the Coastal Skipper Completion certificate this can be reduced to 20 days, 2 days as skipper, 400 miles)

    This Training is provided by Hamble Point Sailing School at a discount price for RBYC members. You need to be an RBYC member or register for Temporary membership

    Registering for this event is free and will generate you a discount code by email. Full payment at the discount prices below will be made directly to Hamble Point.

    The course will start from Hamble Point Marina. For more information please visit their website

    Please read the Hamble Point Sailing School T&C's before booking.

    Coastal Skipper without Exam: Price for 5 days                                            Usual      RBYC Member                                                    Price           Price

    Oct '17-April'18                £495         £470

    May'18-Sept '18               £575         £545

    Oct '18-Dec'18                 £495         £470


    YM Coastal with Exam: Price for 7 days                                                           Usual      RBYC Member                                                    Price         Price

    All Dates                         £675        £640

    The price does not include the RYA Examination fee which is payable directly to the examiner


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    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 14 Dec 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • Solent
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    RYA Day Skipper Practical

    A course for aspiring skippers with some yachting experience and basic navigation and sailing skills.

    Learn to skipper a short passage with the instructor on hand to give advice and encouragement and ensure your safety. Your certificate will be endorsed as having been taken in tidal waters. By the end of the course you should be able to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

    Unlike most other schools in the area, your mooring fees and wet weather clothing for the duration of your course are included in the price quoted along with food whilst aboard

    Pre-course experience: 5 days, 100 miles, 4 night hours on board a sailing yacht

    Minimum course duration: 5 days,

    Minimum age: 16

    This Training is provided by Hamble Point Sailing School at a discount price for RBYC members. You need to be an RBYC member or register for Temporary membership

    Registering for this event is free and will generate you a discount code by email. Full payment at the discount prices below will be made directly to Hamble Point.

    The course will start from Hamble Point Marina. For more information please visit their website

    Please read the Hamble Point Sailing School T&C's before booking.

                                   Usual                 RBYC Member                                         Price                    Price


    Oct'17 - April'18          £495                    £470
    April '18 - Sept'18        £575                   £545
    Oct'18 -   Dec'18          £495                    £470
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    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 16 Dec 2018
    • 14 sessions
    • Solent
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    RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

    Practical and Exam


    The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore is suitable for the more advanced skippers who have a practical ability to RYA Coastal level plus a knowledge of navigation, meteorology, collision regulations, safety and passage planning up to RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster shore based standard.

    This preparation course is designed for those who wish to take the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore exam. The course gives potential candidates the opportunity to thoroughly revise both practical and theoretical subjects. You will spend five days onboard the yacht with one of our fully qualified professional RYA Yachtmaster instructors prior to taking the RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore examination.

    Sailing will be in local waters and the instructor will tailor the course to your needs but in our experience this will often include: passage planning, skippering techniques, man-overboard recovery, meteorology, close quarters boat handling and pilotage in restricted visibility.

    We would recommend you arrive for the course already having a thorough knowledge of the IRPCS Collision Regulations particularly in relation to lights, shapes and signals. The successful Yachtmaster Offshore candidate is an experienced yachtsman who has a theoretical knowledge to the level of the RYA Yachtmaster shore based course and will be able to skipper a cruising yacht on passages up to 60 miles from port. The RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competency is acknowledged throughout the World as the top sailing qualification.

    Pre-course experience: 50 days on board sailing yachts over 24 feet, 5 non-stop passages over 60 Nautical miles (2 of which you must have skippered), 2500 miles, 5 days as skipper and 12 night hours
    Minimum course duration: 5 days
    Minimum age: 17

    You should possess a theoretical knowledge to the level of the RYA Yachtmaster shore based course and hold an in date First Aid certificate (valid for three years from date of issue) and hold a VHF licence or Short Range Certificate – SRC

    This Training is provided by Hamble Point Sailing School at a discount price for RBYC members. You need to be an RBYC member or register for Temporary membership

    Registering for this event is free and will generate you a discount code by email. Full payment at the discount prices below will be made directly to Hamble Point.

    The course will start from Hamble Point Marina. For more information please visit their website

    Please read the Hamble Point Sailing School T&C's before booking.

    YM Offshore with Exam: 7 days  
    Usual Price                   £675       
    RBYC Member Price     £640  

    The price does not include the RYA Examination fee which is payable directly to the examiner
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    • 02 Jan 2018
    • 20:30

    There is NO CLUB NIGHT MEETING this month.

    Next month we resume for the AGM at The Downshire Golf Club

    Wishing you all a very Happy and safe New Year

    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Theale Village Hall, Englefield Road, Theale, Berks, RG7 5AS
    • 12
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    RYA First Aid Course

    Duration 1 Day

    Instructors: Peter and Carol-Anne Pocock Starlight Coaching.

    The club has used the Pocock's for a number of years and they have a very broad experience of sailing and first aid and give a really good days training. 

    They have always been praised by attendees of previous courses as particularly knowledgeable trainers.

    Member Cost: £75

    Non Member Cost: £85 (This includes 6 months temporary membership)

    This RYA course is designed to teach attendees all aspects of first aid on a yacht. Whilst hopefully most of us are unlikely to finish up in a liferaft at sea most of us are likely to have to administer some kind of first aid when sailing. The course is broad ranging but particularly useful in covering the life threatening events that can occur on a boat like how to deal with an unconscious casualty, heart attacks,hypothermia etc.

    If you sail regularly you should have your first aid up to date. (RYA First Aid only lasts 3 years)

    If you are a Day skipper or Coastal skipper you must have your first aid up to date.

    You will need to bring your lunch, notepad and pen.

     

    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • Downshire Golf Club, Easthampstead Park Wokingham Berkshire RG40 3DH
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    Tuesday February 06th 2017 is the official AGM of The Royal County of Berkshire Yacht Club.

    The Annual General Meeting is the night where Club Officers and Committee are elected to stand, to represent the Members and secure the future of the club for the next 12 months.  It is also the night where the Officers and Committee formally report on the financial and non financial affairs of the Club - so you can find out what's happening and what's planned for the year ahead.

    After the formal part of the AGM, we will be entertained by David Russell, Station PR Officer from National Coastwatch, Gosport with is talk entitled 'National Coastwatch – Eyes Along the Coast'  NCI were one of our chosen charities last year.  There will be an opportunity to make a 'donation' on the night to support their continued work in keeping us safe on the water.

    Back to the AGM - during the AGM, we will approve the Minutes of the 2017 AGM  and we will announce the sum in the charitable fund from our efforts over the past year.

    Please could you indicate your attendance on the night by signing up for the 'event' .

    There is the opportunity to help out with the running of the club:

    Officers of the club are: Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Secretary, Cruising and Treasurer.

    The Management committee is responsible for  Social, Charity, Training, Website, Auditors, Chair of the Committee and Library.We also have committee positions "without portfolio" for those interested to generally help out.

    If you would like to nominate yourself for an officer or committee position, please indicated your interest by ticking the buttons in the event. You can pick more than one position, You will need a proposer and seconder on the night to support you.

    There are also opportunities to help out on the sub committees for cruising and social which can be discussed at the AGM.

    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • Downshire Golf Club, Easthampstead Park Wokingham Berkshire RG40 3DH
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    Trinity House is a charity dedicated to safeguarding shipping and seafarers, providing education, support and welfare to the seafaring community with a statutory duty as a General Lighthouse Authority to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective aids to navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners.

    We have one of their Ambassadors, Philip Naylor coming to talk to us about the history and work of Trinity House.

    There will be an opportunity to make a donation to Trinity House during the evening.

    The Corporation of Trinity House was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1514 to regulate pilotage on the River Thames and provide for aged mariners.

    With a mandate that has expanded considerably since then, we are today the UK’s largest-endowed maritime charity, the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar and a fraternity of men and women selected from across the nation’s maritime sector.

    Our long-standing familiarity with the channels, hazards, currents and markings of our coastline also qualify us to inspect and audit almost 11,000 local aids to navigation, license Deep Sea Pilots and provide Elder Brethren as Nautical Assessors to the Admiralty Court.

    • 03 Apr 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:00
    • Downshire Golf Club, Easthampstead Park Wokingham Berkshire RG40 3DH
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    Circumnavigating the British Isles by man power alone, is w​​​​​​​​​​​​​​idely regarded as one of the toughest ocean rowing endurance challenges on the planet.

    This is a serious undertaking for even the most experienced ocean rower.  Until this year however, Andy Hodgson had never set foot on a boat before.

    ​​Andy is attempting to become the first person to row solo around Britain, with the goal of raising £10,000 for the RNLI and MIND.

    There will be an opportunity to make a donation towards Andy's project during the evening.

    Read more here www.roundbritainrow.org/


    • 01 May 2018
    • 20:00 - 22:30
    • The Downshire Golf Complex, Easthampstead Park, Bracknell, Wokingham RG40 3DH
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    Peter Schranz is an accomplished sailor having singlehanded sailed around the UK for charity in his Sadler 26' yacht 'Tela'

    Peter is a personal friend of RBYC Member, Henri Grech and has kindly offered to talk to us about his sailing adventures.

    His chosen charity; IMPACT Foundation's vision is of a world free from needless disability.  We believe that no one should become or remain needlessly disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services.

    The IMPACT programme, across 11 countries of Africa and Asia, prevents and treats needless disability; improves health; and as a consequence, alleviates poverty.

    http://www.impact.org.uk/

    Born in Twickenham to Maltese parents, Peter was brought up in Malta.

    Educated at St Aloysius College and the Royal University of Malta where he studied medicine.

    As a result of political unrest in Malta he moved to UK in 1978 and continued his medical studies at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London.

    Peter joined the Royal Air Force under their medical cadetship scheme and completed his surgical training in the UK and Germany, with brief tours to Cyprus and also serving with 32 Field Hospital during the First Gulf War in 1991.

    He retired from the RAF as Wing Commander in 1996 and was appointed as Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital in Exeter, serving as Trauma Lead and then Clinical Director.

    His main expertise is in trauma and sports knee surgery. He ran an MSc programme in Sports Medicine for six years and continues to teach and train young surgeons.

    Married to Anne, they have three children and one grandson.

    A keen sailor, he completed a single-handed Round Britain sail in 2013, raising over £3000 for Impact.

    Peter has been a volunteer surgeon with Impact since 2005 with nine trips to Bangladesh and one to Nepal.

    He has recently also joined the International Committee of the Red Cross as a surgeon and is currently awaiting a mission to the Middle East treating the civilian victims of conflict.


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