The TMYC runs shore-based RYA courses and practical RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman’s and Crew courses.

TMYC is an RYA Recognised Training Centre.

Why use TMYC for your training

Founded in 1930, Thames Motor Yacht Club (TMYC) is one of the oldest and most prestigious boating clubs on the River Thames.  We are situated just upriver of Hampton Court Bridge, enjoying a delightful and unique view of the Thames.

TMYC is affiliated to the RYA and each year offers shore-based navigation courses, culminating in RYA certified examinations.  Our lecturers are qualified RYA instructors and employ a variety of teaching methods.

Added to this, we are able to offer not only theoretical training, but hands-on practical experience in a boating environment, and the benefit of temporary membership of the Club.

Always extremely popular are our:

  • RYA Day Skipper
  • RYA Yachtmaster / Coastal Skipper

As well as the RYA Navigation courses, TMYC is also able to arrange courses for boating enthusiasts and Club members in:

  • Radio Communications (VHF)
  • CEVNI (Code Europeen de Voies de Navigation Interieure)
  • RYA First Aid at Sea

TMYC is now a recognised RYA Training Centre for practical boat handling and can offer the following.

  • RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Certificate
  • RYA Crew Course

Evening Classes

The Club offers a friendly, relaxed environment in which to gain your nautical training. On course nights, our main Clubhouse will be open, and range of hot & cold snacks and drinks will be available from our galley. Students automatically receive temporary membership of the Club, and can enjoy any of the Club functions, competitions or activities, socialise with other members at our Riverside Bar, and meet other boating enthusiasts.

Our friendly members will always be on hand to give helpful advice, and at weekends often run boating clinics – practical series of informal lessons (free of charge) which cover topics such as ropework and boat-handling, usually involving exercises on members” boats.

Altogether, the TMYC offers a comprehensive programme of leisure and training activities, guaranteed to be enjoyable.

Prices and further information on these courses is available at Course Fees and Dates.