Medway Yacht Club is a recognised  Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre. A comprehensive sail training programme is offered, led by our full time Chief Instructor, who will support people developing their skills to have enjoyable experiences on the water.

We will run a whole host of training, RYA courses, sessions focused for adults or youth, class training, partnering with organisations such as the Kent Schools Sailing Association, group training with our local community partnerships, and we run standalone training events.

In 2022 the Club strengthend its training fleet with the investment of 6 RS Zests. The Club’s training boats include Sonata, Squib, Wayfarer, Laser, Feva, Topper, Optimist and Optibat.

RYA Courses

Medway Yacht Club is an recognised RYA Training Centre, Medway Yacht Club will provide a range of formal courses that lead to internationally recognised RYA qualifications. We will deliver courses in both the RYA National Sailing Scheme (for adults and older youth) and the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme.

Check out the calendar for dates.

RYA Youth Courses – Youth Sailing Booking Form

RYA Adult Course – Adult Sailing Booking Form

Youth & Adult Weekend Training – Weekend Training Booking Form

Club Adult Sail Training

This happens regularly on a Saturday morning (during the racing season) 9:30am-12:45pm. For any adult member, or guest to the club, who would like to go for a sail in a supported and structured sailing environment. Sailing involves being aboard a sailing dinghy or keelboat with a Club member. There is also the option of sailing a club boat single handed. If you can stay around until the afternoon, you may be able to get a crew spot aboard a dinghy or keelboat in the club racing.

Youth Sail Training

This normally happens regularly on a Sunday morning (during the racing season) starting at09:45am until 12:45pm.  

Youth training is for any youth member or guest to the club, and involves on the water instruction with powerboat support in either own or hired club boats. In essence it is an environment that helps young people experience the river, fun and safe sailing, the yacht club and meet other youth sailors.

We also encourage youth to get involved with youth organisations such as Kent Schools Sailing Association (KSSA), this years event takes place 6th/7th July 2024 and includes their Mid-Summer Regatta and camp. Booking is via


If you are interested in joining other club training or the club please contact the club office to register your interest by clicking here to email.

If you can’t see something for you, or you have an enquiry about group training at the club, please contact our Chief Instructor or office to start a conversation. Click here to email.