Medway Yacht Club will become a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre once a new Chief Instructor is appointed. We will then have a comprehensive sail training programme. Training will be 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

When Medway Yacht Club is again a recognised RYA Training Centre, Medway Yacht Club will provides 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.

12th & 13th August ~ RYA Stage 2, participants must be able to sail across wind, steer and understand the basic principles of sailing.

19th & 20th August ~ RYA Stage 3, participants must be competent at L2 and be looking to build confidence and develop the skills needed to sail in different directions in moderate conditions.

Contact the club office to book.

Club Adult Sail Training

This happens regularly on a Saturday morning (during the racing season) 9am-11am. 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 at 10am. The club are current (2023) looking for a Chief Instructor and therefore further news on these training sessions will be announced in due course.


Youth training, for any youth member or guest to the club, involves having 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 event is still happening in 2023.


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 Training Principal or office to start a conversation. Click here to email.