Adult - Suggested pathway for learning to sail at PDSC/CHYF
Take RYA Level 1 Course at PDSC
Practice on Friday night Open Sailing
Take RYA Level 2 Course at PDSC
More practice on Friday night Open Sailing
Start taking part in Sat afternoon/Wed evening racing at PDSC
The club training programme needs help! Volunteers are needed to help with keeping the club boats going as well as some help with the teaching activities both on and off the water. If you can spare some time in one of these capacities, then please contact us, in the first instance, at
If you want to help on the water with the teaching, then you should consider joining in with the following.........
Assistant Instructor Programme
Open to all, from 12 to 102 years of age and over! The club invites interested parties to join its Assistant Instructor programme, which can, with a bit of hard work, lead to gaining RYA instructor qualifications, First aid certification etc.
Candidates will need to be able to sail to RYA Level 2 (Adult) / Stage 3 (Youth) standards and have a keen interest in passing on their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to newcomers to the sport.
This programme will not cost you anything other than time, as by volunteering to help you will obtain credits to exchange for appropriate RYA courses and publications.
If you would like to find out about becoming an assistant instructor please contact the club at