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Portchester Sailing Club is an accredited RYA Training Centre, audited annually to ensure we run Youth and Adult courses within the RYA safety parameters and teaching framework. We offer both theory and practical RYA recognised courses for all boating sections of the Club, and can also test for International Certificate of Competence. The courses are led by DBS checked and "Safe and Fun" trained leaders. Our courses are run and managed through a number of specific operation procedures, these are audited by the RYA and updated when necessary. These operating procedures can be viewed here: PSC Training Operating Procedures v15.pdf

The club has a nominated welfare officer who has the responsibility for ensuring that the safety of children and vulnerable adults is fully protected when they are involved in club activities. Any concerns can be communicated directly to the Safeguarding officer welfare@portchestersc.org. The RYA Training Centre is managed by the RYA Principal who can be contacted through ryaprincipal@portchestersc.org.

Our in-house courses are only available to our Club members, and are run by our team of volunteer RYA trained instructors. Due to the fact our instructors volunteer, we are able to offer much discounted course fees to our members compared to commercial training establishments.

On the water we offer Dinghy and Powerboat practical courses, onshore we offer yacht theory courses as well as practical courses in First Aid, Diesel Engine Maintenance, Marine Radio (SRC) and Safe and Fun.

All forthcoming courses are listed on the club calendar (Events), you can filter by selecting 'Training' from the coloured buttons, or follow this link. members can login and book places online. For more information on available courses, their content and booking, please email our course coordinator directly. courses@portchestersc.org.uk

We are always ready to welcome any club member who already has Instructor qualifications either as a member of the Team or for more 'casual' assistance with training, or indeed assist in the training of any member keen to become an instructor. Parents and volunteers to help with the preparation of boats and safety cover on the water are also very welcome.

For further information please see our planned calendar of courses, read the detailed pages on the course specifics, or contact: training@portchestersc.org or courses@portchestersc.org.

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