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Training Opportunities

LYC offer a range of training opportunities.

  • Keelboat Awareness Course ( KBA )

  • seamanship and Theory

  • Safety at Sea

  • RYA Powerboat Courses


For all Courses or to discuss your training needs contact the Vice Commodore (Sailing) or the Commodore.

KBA ( Keelboat Awareness Cours )
This course is provided by club members using the yachts of the club members. A very popular Course it helps inexperienced sailors gain or extend their skills to enable them to crew yachts. It mayalso help experienced dinghy sailors make the transition to keelboats.

The LYC/TSC Keelboat Awareness Course ( KBA ) follows the syllabus of the RYA Competent Crew course. The intention for 2015-2016 is to deliver this training in the format of a personal log book with units signed off by skippers as they are completed.

Once finished, participants are awarded a club certificate of course completion, which is recognised by our skippers as an indication of a sound knowledge base.

Seamanship and Navigation Theory

Basic/Essential Navigation plus advanced and astronavigation are taught by our resident trainer, Phil Davies.

Other Related Courses

Sea Survival Course

First Aid training

VHF radio course

These and other courses are arranged in partnership with training providers to meet demand.

Powerboat Course
The Powerboat Level 1 and 2 can be arranged using our training providers. We hope to shortly be able to offer our own powerboat training courses but, in the meantime, have access to training providers who can fill this need.

Dinghy sailing: Level 1 and 2 can be arranged using our training providers.

Racing on the river
Generally, with our basic training, our racing skippers will take you out on their boats for racing on the river and you train up as crew, Different skippers have their own special requirements but you can become expert crew if you want to.

Talks /Seminars
Talks and/or seminars are held during the winter months, normally the fourth Wednesday in the month. Venues are Liverpool Marina or Tranmere Sailing Club. Topics are wide ranging including sailing technique , environmental issues , and cruising,
A summary of the pages in this section is given below

RYA Powerboat Courses

The club now has a number of powerboat instructors and owns a 30ft powerboat, which is the LYC flagship, and two rigid inflatable boats. We are expecting to soon be in a position to offer powerboat (More info)

RYA Shorebased Courses

  These courses are currently being offered by Liverpool Marina, an RYA "Active Marina" (More info)
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