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Anchor Bay

Manor Road



01322 332943

Founded 1900

Shore Based Courses

Throughout the year, we run various shore-based courses ranging from RYA First aid, to VHF radio, Day Skipper and Club Race Officer Training.  Using our modern and comfortable club house, we are able to offer these courses to all persons at an affordable rate.  All of our shore-based courses support the water-based sailing and powerboating courses that are run, which provides all course participants with a complete training scheme to develop their knowledge and skills both on and off the water!

RYA VHF Radio Course

This one day course covers operation of marine VHF radios fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC). As part of the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) the DSC facility automates many of the procedures traditionally carried out on channel 16. This qualification is a mandatory requirement for anyone wishing to use the new generation of DSC/GMDSS

Club Race Officers Training

RYA First Aid Course

radios. The course assumes no prior knowledge, and covers all the theory required combined with practical experience on our training radios. It is suitable for any marine leisure user - including; Canal Boaters on the tidal Thames, wind surfers, kayakers, kite surfers etc.

The next course is on Saturday  11th March 2017                              

Course Fee £100 (£80 for EYC members) includes course handbook. For RYA certification you need to bring a cheque of £60 made payable to the RYA

To book your place  email

Following the RYA Day Skipper Syllabus, our course has been set out as a series of evening classes to allow everyone with work commitments the opportunity to take up the course.   The entire course is run over 12 weeks, two evenings per week to allow the delivery of the entire course and exam at the end. Sessions run between 7pm and 10pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s

Areas Covered Include:

Basics of seamanship                       Coastal navigation and pilotages

Chart work and electronic charts      Position Fixing

Plotting Courses to Steer                   Weather Forecasting & Meteorology

Tides                                                  Collision Regulations   

Boat Equipment                                  Emergency procedures  

Distress Calls                                    Use of Flares Life rafts

Set up for club members and visitors to the club, our Club Race Officers Training course details the roles and tasks involved in acting as a club race officer.

EYC and other club are always in need of new race officers to assist with the busy racing programme.

Following the Brass Monkey Race series, race officer training is available to all who want to learn how to act as a race officer.  Working alongside existing race officers, this course allows new volunteers to gain all the knowledge and experiences required to conduct club racing

Date to be arranged

Course Fee  £75 (£40 for Erith YC members)

To book your place  email

JYS Adult Helpers Training

To support this years JYS programme, we need as many parents and adult helpers to get involved in the land-based tasks that support the JYS water-based programme.  Parents and adult helpers are needed to assist with tasks including reception for registering youth sailors on arrival,

assisting with the rigging, launching and recovery of sailing boats and operating the small tractor to assist with the launch and recovery of the safety boats.

If you are a parent or an adult and want to get involved in supporting the JYS sessions, please attend one of the following training sessions:

Reception and registration training -

Boat rigging, launch and recovery -

Tractor training -

Cost - free!

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