Learning to sail with Crawley Mariners Yacht Club

RYA Courses

An RYA qualification is known and respected the world over. We work constantly to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.

CMYC offers everything you need to begin or continue your learning, whether you are a recreational boater or are looking to become an RYA training instructor, in the UK or abroad.

Please follow the links below for details of RYA training courses run by Crawley Mariners Yacht Club

RYA Dinghy Sailing Courses - Adult

RYA Dinghy Sailing Courses - Youths

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course

RYA Safety Boat Course

Informal Training - Adults and Youths/Juniors

From late March to November, we run informal training sessions called 'Saturday Clubs', this year Adults and Youths/Juniors sessions will be held on separate days.

Adult Saturday Clubs are run in the mornings. Our instructors may either sail with the adult participants or guide them from a powerboat. They will address any sailing related question/need; within reason obviously :)

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Junior/Youths from 6 to 15 years of age may attend either a morning or afternoon Saturday Clubs once a month. Attendees will have fun in boats and learning skills in a safe and controlled environment. Parents are encouraged to help making it a great opportunity for the whole family to have a half a day out on the water, including the grandparents who can watch from the shore!

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Improvers and Cruise Training Sessions

2021 dates: 24th April and 1st May, a further session may be added, date to be advised. Booking will be via WebCollect so keep an eye on 'Upcoming Events'

For those with Level 2 or equivalent, these are informal sessions, which will cover some aspects of RYA Level 3 and RYA Seamanship with the aim of improving your sailing technique and if appropriate preparing you for CMYC dinghy cruises. 


Race coaching

Details can be found at Race Coaching

Racing is one of the best ways to improve your skills, our races are open to anyone with Level 2 or equivalent. Our experienced racers are usually willing to provide advice before and after a race. The Racing pages provide more details of our racing opportunities.


If you are interested in improving your Dinghy Cruising skills it is often possible to team up with one of our more experienced cruisers, contact the cruising coordinator, also check Cruising for more details of our Cruises. 

Thursday Sailing

This provides a friendly daytime sailing opportunity for those members who enjoy sailing in company. The aim is to be on the water from around 10:30 to finish no later than mid-afternoon.  At times there may also be powerboat support subject to an appropriately qualified person being available to helm it, but this will not always be the case.

This is an informal event for anyone who is available during the day on Thursdays. Experiment with your rigging, perhaps pick up tips from others and have an enjoyable sail around Hedgecourt. Thursday Sailing is above all an opportunity to enjoy Hedgecourt in company when it is not being used for organised racing. 

Dave Clark 01342 714599
Andrew Keynes 01737 557513
Ian Parris 020 8395 3575