The club is a recognised RYA training centre and has RYA approved instructors who can offer competent crew, day skipper and coastal skipper courses.

Below is our “Training Fish”. This shows the training path from the tail to the head. We train in all steps you can take to Yachmaster. 

Training Forms and information : 

Sail Training with CSSA

All CSSA clubs offer coaching to members and some also offer Royal Yachting Association training courses in dinghies or yachts. The RYA is a national organisation that sets standards for the delivery of training through Recognised Training Centres (RTCs) in the UK and overseas. RYA qualifications are recognised around the world and can lead to diverse sailing opportunities from skippering CSSA yachts, ocean racing, crewing luxury yachts, to earning a living as a dinghy or Yachtmaster Instructor.

More details on CSSA wide Training can be viewed here.

Online Theory Training

5KSC is now in partnership with Kipper Sailing (also called Skippers online) who provide online theory courses. These include RYA Day, Coastal, Yachtmaster and Ocean skipper qualification.

Prices have now been reduced for 2020  – £245 for Day Skipper, Yachtmaster and Ocean, and £390 for combined Day Skipper / Yachtmaster. 

5KSC members will generate a discount of £75 or more paid to the club which can then be spent by you on a practical course run by 5KSC. This discount  will revert to 5KSC general funds if the course is not completed within 3 years of finishing the theory course. The courses come highly recommended by club members and are accessible onluine for 6 months after booking. You can apply for courses via 5KSC Kipper Training Form : – 

Follow the link here for Kipper Training

The RYA have introduced new rules with regard invigilation of online exams. For exam guidance from Kipper Sailing on invigilation please click here 

Kipper sailing website

RYA courses info

Note that if you  intend using their shorebased course completion certificate to enter MCA large yacht qualifications such as Officer of the Watch or Master 3000 their exam must be invigilated. See for further details

See our sailing programme for details.