RYA Training CentreMaidenhead Sailing Club is a RYA approved training centre and can offer club members all of the RYA training programme in Sailing and Power Boating. The table below shows what is on offer in 2018.

Because of the way the club is constituted, we are unable to offer training to non members. However,  we always welcome new members and discounts are available if you take one of our sailing courses at the same time as joining the club.

RYA Sail Training

MSC is a perfect location for adults and juniors to learn or develop their sailing skills and gain internationally recognised qualifications.


Power Boat Training

RYA Level 1 and  2 power boat training is available four times a year. We offer RYA Safety Boat at a heavily subsidised rate to club members who help out with race duties.


Skills Development Sessions

We are introducing these sessions to allow members to develop their skills further. They will be held on the first saturday of each month and last for 2 hours. 30 minutes briefing and 90 minutes practice. the sessions will include - upwind/downwind sailing, mark rounding strategy, controlling boat speed, and advanced sailing techniques e.g. man overboard, sailing backwards and lee shore landings.

First Aid training

RYA first Aid training courses are run for members when a course can be filled.

2018 Course Dates

RYA Power Boat 1&2

2 Days


RYA Safety Power Boat

2 Days


RYA First Aid

1 day


RYA Assistant Instructor Course

2 day


RYA Start Sailing (Adults and Juniors)

2 Days

2nd & 3rd June,

16h & 17th June

RYA Powerboat Instructor Course


3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th March

RYA Dinghy Instructor Course


31st March

Private Tuition


On demand


It should be noted that for those interested in taking part in our Power boat courses that they must be taken in order. Safety boat courses can only be taken by those holding a valid Power Boat 2 certificate.

2018 Training Course Fees 


Course Fees

RYA Start Sailing (adult) - 2 days

Members :- £134    


RYA Basic Sailing with introduction into racing (adult) - 2 days

Members :- £134  


RYA Young Sailing Scheme stages 1 and 2 (2 days)

Members :- £93


RYA Young Sailing Scheme stage 3 with introduction into racing  (2 days)

Members :- £93


Optimist Training leading to RYA Young Sailing Scheme stages 1 and 2  - 2 days

Members :- £93    


RYA Power Boat L1/L2

Members :- £52   

Non Members £155

RYA  Safety Boat

Members :- £21   

Non Members £155

First Aid

Members:-  free  

Non Members  £52 

Courses usually book up early. To secure a place, contact our senior instructor, John Williams. If you have any further questions, please email him on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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