The Royal Burnham Yacht Club is approved to run RYA Courses.
Lizzie Brown is the School Principal and Dawn Wood is the Chief Instructor for Shorebased and Powerboat Courses Courses.
Courses are open to members and non-members and all profits generated from these courses will be put back into the club to improve the amenities of our members.
Courses we are currently authorised to run include:
First Aid, SRC Radio (using external instructor), Diesel Engine (using external instructor), Day Skipper Theory, Coastal Skipper/Yachtmaster® Offshore Theory, Powerboat Level 2
Bookings are through RBYC Sea School Bookings page Please follow the link to check dates and availability
Powerboat Level 2
This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.
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Coastal Skipper – Yachtmaster® Offshore Theory
Advanced training for more experienced skippers building on the Day Skipper course. This course equips you to navigate safely on coastal and offshore passages.
This course will take your theory knowledge to the standard required for the Yachtmaster™ Coastal and Yachtmaster™ ... Read more ...
Day Skipper Theory
A comprehensive introduction to cruising for inexperienced skippers.
This course equips you with enough knowledge to navigate around familiar waters by day. A basic knowledge of lights is also included to introduce you to night cruising.
We are continually updating our courses ... Read more ...
RYA Diesel Engine
A one-day beginners’ course to help you prevent and solve diesel engine failure.
Mechanical failure is the main cause of rescue call-outs to cruisers. Basic maintenance and engine care will help ensure that you are not part of this statistic.
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A course for anyone who owns a fixed or handheld marine VHF radio. A radio is an important piece of safety equipment on board and it is vital to understand the correct procedures.
The Short Range Certificate is the minimum qualification ... Read more ...
Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.
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