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About us

The SVYC Academy trains about 500 Members of Sea View Yacht Club every year, and has done for the past 20 years, in a wide variety of Sailing and Sailing Related activities! We cater for adults and children, we are here for you so if the advertised dates don't work for you please talk to us, we are very flexible and are happy to make bespoke courses for you.

The team

Jon Curtis - RYA Centre Principal.

Jon joined SVYC in 2003 having been Chief Instructor at UKSA, The Oysterhaven Centre, and Alexander's International School before joining us. Jon is a RYA Dinghy Coach Assessor with Multihull, Keelboat and Racing endorsements, RYA Powerboat Trainer, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Power & Sail Instructor, RYA SRC Assessor, RYA First Aid Instructor, RYA Diesel Engine Instructor, RYA Shorebased Navigation Instructor, RYA Regional Race Officer and RYA Centre Inspector who has been teaching / training Instructors for over 20 years. He is responsible for overseeing all activities afloat.

Michele Reader - Membership Secretary.

Michele joined SVYC in 2004 and is responsible for handling all of your training course bookings and guiding you onto the right courses.

The Green Shirts - Our Instructional Team.

During the season there are 150 + members of this team who are employed to teach in different areas of the Club. Each Instructor is qualified as either a RYA Assistant Instructor, RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Keelboat Instructor, RYA Multihull Instructor, RYA Senior Instructor or RYA Powerboat Instructor. We stick to RYA guidelines for Ratios which means normally an Instructor to Student ratio of 1 : 6 but often this is nearer to 1:3.

Our Mission Statement

To train Members of Sea View Yacht Club in Sailing (Particularly Racing) and Sailing Related activities, enabling them to improve their ability or learn the skills needed to impart their knowledge on to other members, all whilst having fun on the water in a safe manner.

Bringing you more

We try never to stand still and so for 2015 we are upgrading our new fleet of RS Visions to include trapezes. Have replaced our old tired 420s and Wayfarers last year with modern and exciting RS Fevas and RS Visions, we now want to push on with improving what we are able to deliver. Our next move is the phasing out of our old Toppers with the introduction of the RS Tera set to take over the reigns and fill the gap between Opi and Laser 4.7 for those sticking to the singlehanded route. These new craft bring a fresh exhilaration to all of our training courses, be it Instructor training, team racing or crewed boat training. The boats proved easy to use whilst being fantastic fun, fast and competitive.

Last updated 14:45 on 15 March 2017

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