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 Hugh Harrison – email info@alderneysailingclub.com


The Alderney Sailing Club will organise and host several sailing courses for under 18’s during the month of August, and has called upon experienced instructors from Guernsey and the UK to run the following courses:

RYA – STAGE ONE:   9- 13 August

RYA – STAGE TWO: 16-20 August

RYA  – STAGE THREE: 23 to 27 August

The minimum age for this course is 8 years. All participants must have confidence in the water and the ability to swim with confidence.

Thanks to special subsidies provided by the Alderney Sports Foundation and the Guernsey Youth Commission, Alderney youngsters up to the age of 18 will only have to pay £50 per week.  However non-local children will need to pay the full amount of £200 per week.

For insurance purposes, anyone who is not yet a member, will be required to join the Alderney Sailing Club. The cost of a Junior Membership for under 18’s is just £15.

To register, please email info@alderneysailingclub.com


VHF Course (Date for 2021 to be confirmed as soon as possible)

The Day Skippers Course  – 2021 dates to be confirmed

Last year’s Day Skipper Course (24-28 February 2020) was a success and all six students received their certificates for the theoretical part of this course. The practical “at sea” part of the course will take place in Spring and is included in the fee.








Yacht Masters Course – Dates for 2021 to be confirmed.

Last year’s Yacht Masters Course 9-13 March 2020:all participants who attended this challenging (theoretical) course run by Guernsey instructor John Frankland, successfully passed and will be presented with their certificates as soon as the club re-opens.