SYM offers our members a range of RYA approved courses including:   

  • Levels 1 and 2 Sailing proficiency, (min. 2 days)
  • Spinnaker course, (min. 2 days)
  • Seamanship course, (min. 2 days)
  • Assistant instructor, (min. 2 days)
  • Power/Safety boat. (min. 2 days)

All courses are run at SYM Sailing Club.

We have a pool of RYA qualified instructors and assistant instructors and our maximum student to instructor ratio is 6:1 (for single handers).

Certificates and handbooks or information accompanying the course is included in the cost of the course. 
Please see the current events calendar for provisional course dates and the membership page for Sailing course prices.
Powerboat courses available £150 (members) +£30 temporary membership for non members.

Safety first

SYM sailing club takes safety very seriously and our aim is to make your learning as risk free as possible. We are regulated by the RYA, meeting all their recomendations/guidelines and are regularly inspected by them.

All the instructors are qualified and experienced in the sailing and safety/power boat levels they teach and are first aid qualified. To ensure your safety SYM sailing club reserves the right to change courses/dates and if there is an unnaceptable risk. Some courses need specific wind to assess candidates performance. If the prevailing conditions are unacceptable an alternate date will be arranged. All equipment provided is fit for its purpose. Should you wish to bring your own equipment please do so but it must be approved by the course instructor before use.