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Anchor Bay

Manor Road



01322 332943

Founded 1900

What Can I Do With My RYA Safety 
Boat Qualification?
When Can I Go Sailing Again?
RYA Safety Boat Course
Courses Available

Aimed at powerboat drivers with at minimum of one seasons experience, our RYA Safety Boat Course focused on the management and rescue of various water sports crafts including sailing dinghies, multi hulls, wind surfers, canoes and kite surfers.  This course is available for members of a club who wish to assist with the safe operation of RYA Training courses, sailing events, racing activities and all water-based sessions

Course Contents and Notes

This course is run over four practical water-based sessions over the two days.  Each

water-based session is supported by various theory-based short sessions, which provide the essential background knowledge to the Safety Boat course.

Sailing Skills Covered:

Rigging and launching a dinghy

Crewing the boat and controlling the Jib sail

Helming controls and controlling the main sail

Tacking and gybing

Control speed, slowing down and stopping

Returning to shore and securing the boat

Harnessing the wind to make the most out of the sails

Theory Knowledge Covered:

Personal clothing and safety equipment

Introduction to weather and forecasts

Rope work and knots used on the boat

Safety procedures and what to do in an

Your you have completed your RYA Safety Boat Course, you will be able to join Erith Yacht Club as a “Prospective Member”.  This membership allows you to become a member of the club  and take part in the full programme of sailing and social activities on six separate occasions without needing to pay a fee.  As a club, we want to see all sailors join the club and an active role in all aspects of club life.  Full membership allows you to become a key holder to the club and full access to all the facilities and events taking place throughout the year.  

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Take a look at the video showing one of the many sailing events that takes place throughout the year at the club.

Once you have completed your RYA Safety Boat Course, you are welcome to join us for one of  our sailing events / activities


How Do I Book A Course?

To book a place on the RYA Safety Boat Course, please complete and submit the form below.  To use this facility, you will need to have an email address.  Once completed, the course booking form will be sent through to your email address for completion.  If you do not have an email address address, please contact us by either phone or why not come down and visit us on a Sunday when the club is open for a tour?

Need A Answer To A Question 
About The Course?

If you have any questions regarding the RYA Safety Boat course, please either complete the Contact Us form below and we will answer your question as quickly as possible.  Alternatively, please feel free to email

Sailing Skills Covered:

Safety boat rigging and safety equipment preparation

A refresher of Powerboat Level 2 skills

Man overboard recovery techniques

Rescue and recovery of sailing dinghies, multi hulls, wind surfers, canoes and kite surfers (some aspects will be recovered by theory)

Towing various crafts

Close quarter manoeuvring with sailors in the water

Theory Knowledge Covered:

Fleet control

Safety boat to craft ratios

Emergency equipment and procedures


Courses cost £300 per person and include:

All necessary equipment and clothing

Two days full sailing instruction on and off the water

Prospective Membership to Erith Yacht Club

Sailing Events

Club Membership

Junior & Youth Sailing

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