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Inshore Skippers

New club skippers usually start as inshore skippers to build familiarity with the home area and club yachts before venturing further afield. Within the first 6 months of approval as a Club Inshore Skipper, those whose highest qualification is an RYA Day Skipper certificate may only sail between Selsey Bill and Hurst Castle Spit, and only short night passages (e.g. Haslar –Cowes on a Friday evening) are permitted.

After 6 months, skippers may apply to the Sailing Committee for permission to sail within the full Inshore limits (Selsey Bill to Anvil Point and not more than 6NM offshore); this will normally involve submission of a passage plan and crew list for a day-time passage across Christchurch Bay.

Club Designated Inshore Skippers holding a higher qualification than RYA Day Skipper are not subject to these initial restrictions and may sail within the full area for an Inshore Skipper, including night-time passages.

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Inshore Skipper

Richard Aust

Inshore Skipper

Tinu Cornish

If you see sailing as an adventure – including mixing with people from all over the world, who do all sorts of interesting jobs and who love good food and good conversation then please do join me.

As a working mother I have never been able to do as much sailing as I would like but bit by bit, over the years I have gained all my qualifications up to Coastal Skipper practical level. I therefore welcome everyone who has a thirst to learn. It does mean teamwork and acceptance are important on my trips. I have teamed up with some fantastic very experienced ‘first mates’ and the whole emphasis is on everyone improving and learning. What ever your level of sailing we will support you to improve and develop – just like I am myself!

I learnt to sail as a sixth former on the Norfolk Boards and then did not start sailing again until 2006. Since then I have sailed all over the Mediterranean, as well as the Baltic, the Canaries, the West Coast of Scotland, the East Coast of Britain, Pembrokeshire and the West coast of Ireland, Holland and Western France in addition to the Solent. I now have nearly 5000 miles under my belt. I love racing and have done the Fastnet, Cowes week 3 times and also race dinghy’s on the river Thames and on reservoirs.  I look forward to welcoming you.

Inshore Skipper

Steve Denton

Approx 10,000 miles, but not recent now.

Inshore Skipper

Grant Eldred

Inshore Skipper

Andy Gibson

Greece and Turkey
Australia Whitsunday islands
A few cross channel routes
Mostly Solent and local region
Corsica
Sailing for ~ 25 years

Inshore Skipper

Marcus Gover

Inshore Skipper

Cornelius Grotjahn

Inshore Skipper

Terry Kellett

Inshore Skipper

Tony King

I joined the club in May 2017, I took my Day Skipper theory (online) in September 2018 and I passed my RYA Day Skipper exam with PYC in October 2018. I passed my PYC Inshore Skipper Appraisal in May 2019 and my PYC RelaX Familiarisation in June 2019. I passed my YM theory (online) in July 2020.  I am now working on further building my sailing experience as PYC Skipper and preparing for YM Coastal.

Inshore Skipper

Peter Gardner

I got the boating bug when I was still at school, sailing dinghies in Chichester. When I first came to the Southampton area (for my first job) I took the equivalent of RYA day skipper (practical and theory) and Yachtmaster theory . I continued on and off with windsurfers, dinghies, powerboats and keel boats. For the last decade I’ve been able to develop a more structured approach with yachts and motor cruisers. I joined PYC in the spring of 2018 and did my RYA Coastal Skipper and club skipper appraisal in May 2019. I prefer shorter trips which therefore tend to be in the Solent. There is nothing better than being at anchor in a Solent harbour having lunch on board in the sunshine. I also enjoy practising manoeuvres.

Inshore Skipper

David Adshead

A Club Skipper 10 years experience.

Inshore Skipper

David Freemantle