The York Cruiser Training Centre (YCTC) is passionate about promoting boating activities in a safe and responsible way. Second to that, it's our hobby and we think it should be enjoyable and rewarding too.
Promoting boating when you are 45 miles from the sea has its challenges but as we like to live in York and the surrounding areas, we have to rise to the challenge - and YCTC has been our method since 1975.
We welcome everyone from total novice to world champion racer, and enhance your boating experiences by:
- Offering local training courses with a human instructor.
- Providing regular social events with likeminded individuals.
- Arranging trips and visits with local marine organisations and persons of interest.
- Forming a link between boat owners and crew.
- Arranging sailing trips further afield.
We are an RYA affiliated training centre and as such, the training we provide is to the highest standard. All of our courses will result in an RYA certificate for students successfully completing the courses and assessments.
We hold social meetings every month in a pub setting, sometimes with a guest speaker. These are ideal times to interact with more experienced members and to make friends.
You will find that we are very open and receptive to new members. We were all new once - and at £10 per annum, our membership fee could well be the best investment you make in your boating career.