2022 – Cruising, Racing and RYA Training
This is our plan to go sailing. We have sail cruising, yacht racing and RYA training available through the year. At all other times the boats are available to be booked for ad-hoc cruises.
- Summer Cruise
- Racing Programme
- Training Programme
Sail cruising – our summer cruise
Normandy and the Channel Isles in Quartette
Our summer cruise is a two part exploration of other sailing areas during our summer sailing holidays and destinations include the beautiful ports of Honfleur which has a locked entrance and Fecamp, which is high water access. As you hop along the coast you might also visit le Havre or Dieppe or St Valery en Caux pictured above.
We start with a channel crossing to Normandy and our hand-over will be in the marina at Ouistreham which is near the ancient town of Caen. Then we have three weeks cruising based there followed by one week’s crew takes Quartette from Normandy to the Channel isles, in particular St Peter Port Guernsey.
The following three weeks are in the Channel isles and then crossing the English channel back to Gosport.
|1||Fri 10th June
|Sat 18th June
|2||Sat 18th June||Sat 25th June||Caen
|3||Sat 25th June||Sat 2nd July||Caen
|4||Sat 2nd July||Sat 9th July||Caen
|5||Sat 9th July||Sat 16th July||Caen
|St Peter Port||Offshore||7|
|6||Sat 16th July||Sat 23rd July||St Peter Port||St Peter Port||Coastal||7|
|7||Sat 23rd July||Sat 30th July||St Peter Port||St Peter Port||Coastal||7|
|8||Sat 30th July||Sun 7th August||St Peter Port||Gosport||Offshore||8|
A short West Country cruise in RelaX
|9||Fri 29th July
|Sat 6th August
|10||Sat 6th August||Sat 13th August||Falmouth||Falmouth||Inshore*||7|
|11||Sat 13th August||Sat 20th August||Falmouth||Falmouth||Inshore*||7|
|12||Sat 20th August||Sat 27th August||Falmouth||Falmouth||Inshore*||7|
|13||Sat 27th August||Sun 4th September||Falmouth||Gosport||Coastal||8|
The West Country part of the cruise is designed to allow a trip to the Isles of Scilly should the weather prove favourable. But several other lovely harbours are there to be explored too as many of us found in summer 2021, such as Helford, Fowey (pictured above) and Salcombe.
These races provide a great experience, both for keen racers and those who have never raced before. Many of the races are actually two races over a weekend, with a night in harbour in between, so this allows us to enter (if necessary) with smaller crews and no need for overnight watches. There is also the Round the Island which is sure to book up quickly.
For those who have not raced before, PYC takes a relaxed approach to racing, with opportunities to take part in foredeck, cockpit, and helming. We tailor our approach to racing to suit the needs of the individual crew member so if you are thinking of giving it a go then now is a good time to step forward. It is a great way to learn new skills, or strengthen old ones, that you can apply to the rest of your sailing career. Also we will be running some training weekends and you are encouraged to attend these before going on your first race.
X-Yachts Regatta & Social
JOG – Alderney
JOG – Cowes-Yarmouth; Yarmouth-Cowes
Round the Island
RORC – St Malo, followed by cruise
JOG – Cowes-Poole; Poole-Cowes
RYA Training and other opportunities
Perfect your sail trimming…PYC is an RYA Training Centre and as a sea school we are able to provide the following practical courses to our all members: Competent Crew and Day Skipper. We also run Advanced Skipper Training and Development for our Club Skippers: Coastal Skipper and Preparatory courses for the RYA/MCA YachtmasterTM Exam.
In addition, we provide a number of our own courses covering areas such as: Boat Handling, Spinnaker Training and Sail Trim.
A summary of the courses we will be offering in 2022 is shown below.
|12-13 February||2 days (weekend)||PYC Pilotage training (day & night)||Tony Riley||QT|
|15-16 February||2 weekdays||PYC Boat Handling||Tony Riley||QT|
|17-18 March||2 weekdays||PYC Boat Handling||Tony Riley||Relax|
|9-10 April||2 days (weekend)||PYC Sail Trimming / Spinnaker||Tony Riley||Relax|
|25-29 April||5 weekdays||RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Prep||Andy McGhee||QT|
|30 April –
|2 days (weekend)||RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Exam||Examiner||QT|
|7-11 May||2 days (weekend)
& 3 weekdays
|RYA Competent Crew / Day Skipper||Laurent Morlet||QT|
|30 May –
|5 weekdays||RYA Coastal Skipper||Andy McGhee||Relax|
|17-21 October||5 weekdays||RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Prep||Andy McGhee||QT|
|22-23 October||2 days (weekend)||RYA Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Exam||Examiner||QT|
|12-13 November||2 days (weekend)||PYC Boat Handling||Tony Riley||QT|
|21-25 November||5 weekdays||RYA Competent Crew / Day Skipper||Andy McGhee||QT|