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About Training at PYC

Parkstone Yacht Club is an RYA recognised Centre for powerboat training and we provide facilities for other courses from other training providers.  We follow strict guidelines on safety and operating standards. 

Our powerboat courses are all run by appropriately RYA qualified Instructors, the vast majority of whom are members of the club. We can call upon the club's fleet of safety craft:  10 Ribs, 3 Nelsons and 4 Jennies as required.

For the times when we need an indoor space, we have 2 dedicated training rooms, fitted out with screens and/or whiteboards. The club also has a galley that can serve hot food, and good sized changing rooms with underfloor heating and hot showers.

Please see below for a list of courses we currently offer…


  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Refresher sessions 

Through third party suppliers:

  • First Aid
  • Coastal Skipper theory
  • Yacht Master theory
  • Day Skipper 

Classes provide coaching for their fleets.  We can also facilitate finding an instructor for ad hoc powerboat or sailing sessions for those that want a one to one session to brush up on skills. 

We do not currently provide courses instructing beginners in dinghy sailing.

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