Downs Sailing Club became an approved RYA Training Centre in 2007. This approval allows us to run RYA courses and issue RYA qualifications. To maintain our status we have an annual inspection visit by RYA HQ Staff.

At Downs we offer a number of specialist courses for members, which are run by RYA qualified instructors on a voluntary basis.

We are not a commercial training establishment and only provide courses for our members and occasionally members of our associated organisations. In order to take part in training you need to be member of Downs Sailing Club.

Some of the Downs SC members who contribute to the Training

Martyn Styles – Training Principal
Simon Cory – Vice Commodore
Chris Danican – Senior Powerboat Instructor
Ian Sheppard – Training Coordinator
John Sharvill – First Aid Instructor

Please contact Ian Sheppard for any training or RYA course enquiries: