Training

  • Overview of PYC

    Overview of PYC

    This short, three minute, video gives an overview of Phoenix Yacht Club's activities. We hope that after viewing it you…

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  • Solent Cruising

    Solent Cruising

    Our inshore skippers are restricted in their cruising to the area between Selsey Bill and Anchor Point - effectively the…

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  • Fastnet Race

    Fastnet Race

    Spellbinder has taken part in the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2015.  See the Newsletter Archive for reports of Spellbinder’s…

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  • Competent Crew/Day Skipper

    Competent Crew/Day Skipper

    Competent Crew This course is for beginners and those who would like to become active crew members rather than just…

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  • Coastal Cruising

    Coastal Cruising

    After a year or two's experience, Inshore Skippers can apply to the Training and Skipper Officer for an upgrade to…

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  • Offshore Cruising

    Offshore Cruising

    Offshore Skippers are able to cruise anywhere within the area covered by our insurance (roughly Brest to the Elbe). Naturally…

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  • Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Prep Week

    Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore Prep Week

    An RYA Yachtmaster™ Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly…

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  • Shore Based Courses

    Shore Based Courses

    Our agreement with the RYA only covers practical courses, but we have close ties with two commercial RYA schools, City Sailing…

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  • Spinnaker Training

    Spinnaker Training

    During a race isn't the best time to learn to use a spinnaker, so we run weekend courses to enable…

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  • Summer Cruise

    Summer Cruise

    Each year one of the club boats embarks on an extended summer cruise. These typically last two or three months…

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  • Boat Handling

    Boat Handling

    Boathandling is an informal, rather than RYA certificated, two day course intended to improve PYC members' skills and confidence manoeuvring…

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  • Regattas

    Regattas

    In previous years our boats have entered Cowes Week (see http://www.skandiacowesweek.co.uk) and Cork Week (see http://www.accbankcorkweek.ie).  With sufficient interest from members we…

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