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At Rotherham Sailing Club we offer a range of accedited training from RYA First Aid, Powerboat, Safety Boat and Dinghy Sailing courses.  These courses run at various times during the year – if you have any questions or simply want more information then please contact our training

RYA sailing qualifications have been voted the premiere sailing accreditation for excellence and global reputation in a survey of some 200 professional charter companies.  The RYA courses scored 9.28 out of 10, followed by the German Sailing Association which scored 8.7 out of 10.aala

In addition to being RYA accredited our OnBoard (youth training) is also registered with the Adventurous Activity Licencing Authority.

Rotherham Sailing Club is committed to introducing people to the sport of sailing and training them on so that they can enjoy sailing or improve their sailing or progress and participate in racing. We have a team of RYA qualified instructors and a range of boats to practice/learn in. All courses have a good ratio of instructors and rescuePicture4 cover to pupils.

There is a support network to encoPicture1urage people to progress from beginner level to competitive racing. Informal sailing days away from racing and training sessions for small groups with qualified racing instructors can be arranged on an ad hoc basis

Our Dinghy Sailing courses are the most popular and are there to help you start sailing or to improve sailing at whether you are a member or not.

Powerboating is increasing in popularity with many holiday destinations offering powerboat hire. The safe use of a powerboat is essential and at Rotherham Sailing Club we offer both entry level (Level 1) through to the more experienced use of a safety boat supporting water based events and fleet management.  More infomration can be found on our Powerboat Training page.

We also offer the RYA First Aid course essential for instructors but is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.  It fulfils the requirements for:

  • Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
  • The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.   The subjects specific to boating include:

  • The recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • Cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure
  • Seasickness and dehydration
  • Medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • Helicopter rescue

We do not have any fixed course dates and courses are run based on demand at competetive rates, discounted for members.  For more infomration, to book a course of if you simply have some question contact our training team at