RYA Training and Courses

The Alderney Sailing Club is a recognised Royal Yachting Association Training Centre.

The Club offers VHF/GMDSS Radio Short Range Certificate Assessments which may be booked once an online RYA VHF/GMDSS Radio Short Range Certificate Course has been completed online. If you need this qualification please contact Tess Woodnutt on 07781 126 697 – email tesswoodnutt@cwgsy.net


The Sailing Club is running four RYA Dinghy Sailing Courses during the summer holidays. The courses are open to kids aged 10 (or nearly 10) to 16 and each participant is required to become a Junior Member: £12

The schedule of courses will be published on this page asap

PUSH THE BOAT OUTSunday 19 May 13:00-16:00

VHF Course – Saturday 1 June . This course is limited to 10 students and will be run by Guernsey Instructor John Frankland. Cost £130. The exams will be held the following day by Annabel Finding. This course is now fully booked.

The Day Skippers Course (18-22 March) was a success and all eight students received their certificates.

Yacht Masters Course April 2019: Alderney Sailing Club has ten new Yachtmasters and two more Day Skippers who attended this challenging course run by Guernsey instructor John Frankland… and they all passed with flying colours:

left to right (back row) Ian Corder, Michael Fitton, Jake Hamon, instructor John Frankland, Bruce Florence and Simon Wild.

front row (from the left): Becky Wiggins, Stephen Cosheril, Alison Hills, Tess Woddnutt, Bill Abel, Andikka Smith and Saul Woodruff.
Many congratulations!

SAILING COURSES – Provisional dates for Summer 2019

Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July                        Seamanship/ Start Racing

Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August                       Stage 1/2

Monday 12h August – Friday 17th August                 Stage 2/3

Monday 19th August – Friday 22nd August                Stage 3/4

We will contacting all course members from last year with more details over the next couple of weeks.

For details and bookings, please email course organiser Peter Hamer on phamer@alderney.net 

Principal: Tess Woodnutt email tesswoodnutt@cwgsy.net