The Club is an RYA Training Centre and delivers all the RYA shorebased courses in the comfort of its Bell Wharf Lane Clubhouse, including the one-day courses for Marine Short Range Radio, First Aid, Radar and Diesel Engine Maintenance.
In addition the Club offers its own courses on rope work and boat electrics.
Members can book online for all courses. Click the link at the top right of this page. Non-members, please contact the office to enquire about availability of courses.
RYA shorebased training
Each shorebased course is led by an RYA qualified instructor who is also a committed volunteer club member. The navigation and seamanship courses are delivered by two instructors, ensuring unrivalled instructor/student contact time. Successful students are presented with their certificates at the Club's Training Dinner in May when we are usually honoured to welcome an official of the RYA as guest speaker.
Dates are now available. Click on the course you are interested in for dates and to book your place online.
The Club does not provide practical courses, but special arrangements have been made with two sea schools offering discounted rates to members. The East Anglian Sea School is based on the River Orwell and Team Sailing are based at Haslar Marina in Portsmouth Harbour.
The Sea Survival course can be arranged through the Club with KTY Yachts on preferential terms.
The Club is also able to arrange an examination for the International Certificate of Competence (ICC) with CEVNI (Code Européen des Voies de Navigation Interieure) endorsement.
In addition to the formal shorebased courses the Club arranges a rally each season aimed specifically at our trainee members
Little Ship Club training
The Little Ship Club's commitment to training dates back more than 75 years when it pioneered systematic instruction in small craft navigation and seamanship to Royal Naval Supplementary Volunteer Reserve officers during the run up to the second world war.
Most training is only available to members. However new members are very welcome to the club, for details of how to apply to join the Club go to the Join Us page on the website.
Click on the course you are interested in for dates and to book your place online.