Once or twice a year, GXSA organises training courses for the benefit of its members. These are usually "one day events" held on a Saturday which cover various topics according to demand. Where appropriate, these have the benefit of RYA approval and certification. Topics have included: astro navigation, radar, knots and splices, diesel engine maintenance, boat electrics, GRP repairs and first aid.
These are significant one day events organised around a particular topic and open to a wider audience than GXSA members.
The last event was in Autumn 2011 when Jimmy Cornell, author and highly experienced yachtsman explained the intricacies of Ocean Cruising. It was very well attended.
Longer Practical and Theoretical Courses
Day Skipper, VHF and Yachtmaster Theory Courses
Our locally based RYA approved sailing school Westview Sailing gives RYA and VHF/DSC radio courses courses locally.
The proprietor, Duncan Wells is a long-standing and well respected member of the association and an occasional contributor to the yachting press. His courses make ideal presents for "those that have everything"!
Follow link or telephone Duncan 01753 890555 for details of forthcoming courses.