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BSC Classroom Training

Bosham Sailing Club provides high quality dinghy, powerboat and shorebased training for all ages and abilities, run from our stunning location at Bosham Quay. We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC) which means that we operate in compliance with the conditions set down by the national governing body (Royal Yachting Association). The Principal and Chief Instructor of the Bosham Sailing Club RTC is our sailing manager, Mike Storey.

RYA recognition means that all of our courses and training are run by qualified instructors, trained by the RYA to provide a required standard of tuition, following the relevant syllabi, using appropriate well-maintained equipment with suitable safety support and with approved instructor:student ratios.

We run the following shore-based courses, either in-house or though an association with Emsworth School of Navigation. View our website calendar or book directly online here.

RYA Day Skipper Theory

Learn how to make sensible decisions on board a sailing yacht. Essential if you are considering taking the RYA Day Skipper practical course. We run this course as a series of 13 winter weekday evening classroom sessions in the clubhouse from Jan-Mar, followed by two 90 minute exams.

Content includes seamanship, coastal navigation and pilotage, chartwork, electronic charts, position fixing, plotting a course to steer, weather forecasting and meteorology, tides, collision regulations. Successful students who pass the exam papers will have gained sufficient background knowledge to skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day.

RYA First Aid

Our priority is to ensure that our staff and RYA instructors keep their first aid ticket up to date, but we do sometime have extra availability, Courses will appear on the calendar if there are spaces or contact BSC Training to register interest.

This one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for RYA Dinghy Instructor, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster, Advanced Powerboat, certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat..

Boating specific elements covered by this course include recovery position in a confined space, CPR, including the drowning protocol, cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure, head injury, wounds and bleeding, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF., preparation for evacuation.

RYA Diesel Engine (at Emsworth)

Engine failure is the main cause of lifeboat callouts to yachts. This course will give awareness of the main systems of a marine diesel engine - the four stroke cycle, fuel, cooling and air systems, engine electrical systems, spares and tool requirements, winterisation and servicing. Learn how to prevent breakdown at sea & rectify defects not requiring workshop support. This one-day course includes basic maintenance and engine care which will prevent most cases of engine failure.

RYA Marine Radio SRC (at Emsworth)

A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures. The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification required by law to control the operation of VHF and VHF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) equipment on any British flagged vessel voluntarily fitted with a fixed or hand-held radio. By passing this course, not only will you be legally able to operate a radio on your boat, you will be able to supervise untrained users.

The one day course covers the basics of radio operation, frequencies, distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, making ship to shore telephone calls, Digital Selective Calling, Global Maritime Distress Safety System. The course ends with a written theory exam and assessment in the practical use of marine VHF radios. The fee for this exam is in addition to the course fee and is payable directly to the RYA in advance of the course.

Race Team Training

Being part of the race team is a wonderful way to participate in club activities, meet and get to know other members, and its a role that can offer an immense amount of satisfaction. We support members who want to help out but are unsure about what is involved or nervous about not 'doing it right'. In particular, we want members to be comfortable in 'stepping up' to fill the role of race officer and to enhance the race management expertise that already exists at the club.

Members interested in volunteering as a race officer, or simply finding out more about what is involved as part of the race team on the Raptackle bridge, Cobnor hut or on Glad Emma, is welcome to attend our sessions in the clubhouse or on Glad Emma. Members can contact the sailing manager at any time for more information and help on race duties

Last updated 16:25 on 16 February 2022

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