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.

Sailing at Home During Lock-down 

As we take the first steps to getting back on the water, don’t forget there are still lots of great opportunities to keep sailing and learning from home. There is something for everyone, including expert advice on everything from boat maintenance and cruising, to coaching sessions on Virtual Regatta and racing rules webinars.  The RYA’s Sailing From Home web page has it all

Click on the image to go to the RYA #SAILFROMHOME webpage

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: