The Royal Harwich Yacht Club is a RYA Training Centre

Suffolk based on the east coast River Orwell, within easy reach of London and other surrounding areas. The Royal Harwich Yacht Club has a full time training manager supported by RYA qualified instructors. We offer a comprehensive range of RYA training courses along with our own training. These include:

RYA Powerboat Level 2 (PBII)RYA Start Racing
RYA Day Skipper Theory and PracticalRYA Sailing with Spinnakers
RYA Yachtmaster / Coastal Theory and PracticalRYA Seamanship
RYA Stage 1 – 4 (Junior)RYA VHF / SRC
RYA Level 1 – 4 (Adult)RYA First Aid

For a complete list of our current courses, dates and availability see here

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Training 

The RYA PBII (level 2) course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed and collision regulations. This 2 day training course is designed for anyone wishing to gain their RYA Powerboat PBII certification.

Details of the RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling Course can be found here.

The course is held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in Woolverstone, Ipswich IP9 1AT.

RYA Junior Training Weeks

Junior Training based on River Orwell, Ipswich, Suffolk we deliver certificated RYA Stages from 1-4. Members and Non-Members are welcome. The course will be led by a Senior Instructor and all groups run by fully qualified Dinghy Instructors.

RYA First Aid Training Course

RYA one day classroom based interactive training course at our yacht club based on the East Coast River Orwell, Suffolk. The course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster and those wishing to complete their Dinghy or Senior Instructor courses.

RYA VHF / SRC Radio Course – Suffolk

Based at Royal Harwich Yacht Club on the East Coast River Orwell, Suffolk, just an hour outside London. The day is spent training, finishing with an exam to provide you with your RYA VHF (Short Range Certificate) to operate a handheld or fixed radio on a yacht, powerboat or support boat.

Please note there is a £70 exam fee payable to RYA.