Learn to sail & Training

Learn to sail & Training

The club is a fully recognised RYA training establishment conducting a range of shorebased and practical courses for dinghies, powerboats and cruisers.

Dinghy tuition including courses for all ages from beginners to advanced and race training.

The club has a modern fleet of dinghies including Teras, Picos and Fevas.

Powerboat courses using the club RIBs lead to National powerboat certificate levels 1 and 2

and safety-boat certificate.

Shore-based courses include: First Aid, VHF/SRC and Diesel engine maintenance.


  • Chairman: James Walker (james.walker@manx.net) 485717
  • Principal & Secretary: David Hill (iomyctraining@gmail.com) 817508

Chief instructors:

  • Dinghy:                           Chris Hill 221000
  • Powerboat & VHF :      Contact the Secretary at iomyctraining@gmial.com
  • First Aid:                        Contact the Secretary at iomyctraining@gmial.com
  • Diesel engine & VHF   Dermot Shimmin 833589
  • VHF/SRC radio:           Mark Pendlebury 832687

Senior dinghy instructors:

Russell Collister, Stu Brew, Jen Kneale, James Walker, John Dowling, George Platt and Tim Cope.

Dinghy instructors:

Len Arnold, Patrick Cope, Ffinlo Wright, William Wright, Mike Newby, Breeshey Harkin and Emily Batchelor.

Power-boat instructors:

Peter Ashurst, Stu Brew, David Kneale, Mark Pendlebury, James Walker and Robert Floate.



Courses are run throughout the year according to demand. To register your interest, please email – iomyctraining@gmail.com

Course dates and times will be posted on the club notice board and on www.iomyc.com

Detailed information may also be obtained from the appropriate Chief instructor.


Qualified volunteers provide safety-boat cover for all club dinghy racing and training. New drivers and crew are always needed. For dinghy racing, drivers need to be qualified to RYA

Safety-boat standard and their crews need just Level 2 or be a competent sailor. For dinghy training, all crew need RYA qualifications. Why not take a course? Or if you are already qualified, please email – iomyctraining@gmail.com