Training & Development
Principal: Ali Butler-Baines
The Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre and we offer RYA certified training courses for dinghy sailing and power boating. These courses are for existing and new Club members. Club membership also allows you to hire our Club boats after successful completion of your Level 2 course, and to join in our free coached “Friendly Friday” evening and “Sociable Saturday” afternoon sessions to introduce you to racing and give you help on the water.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, you may want to develop your sailing and racing skills further in the boat of your choice. You can achieve this through our summer Saturday Sailing Clinic, through our (free to members!) club coaching sessions on summer Saturday lunchtimes and through class-specific coaching, usually in association with the Training Centre and the relevant racing fleet in the club.
We offer a special three-month membership package, available only to new members who book a training course through our Training Centre. Gift vouchers are also available, both for the courses and for membership.
Our training school is managed by our Principal and staffed by a team of qualified instructors. We offer a complete development program for young people and adults: we aim to serve all levels of interest from total novice through skills improvement, learning how to race for fun and entering into competition.
Lessons take place either in your own boat or using the growing fleet of Club boats.
- Junior Dinghy Sailing Courses
- Adult Dinghy Sailing Courses
- Taster Sessions
- Club Coaching
- Sailing Clinic
- Powerboat Courses
- Race Management
- Dinghy Instructor Courses
Further notes that apply to all courses
- Courses are only available to club members, but we have a special three-month membership package available only for new members who book a training course.
- We provide buoyancy aids for the RYA Stage 1, 2, & 3 and Level 1 & 2 courses.
- You need to provide a waterproof top and adequate soft footwear. We also require that you wear a wetsuit. They’re available secondhand and from all good chandlers including our on-site chandler – Jonti. Some major supermarkets have products priced from £15 – £25 upwards.
- Courses will take place if there is sufficient demand.
- Gift vouchers are available for both course fees and membership subscriptions. Please enquire by emailing the office or by telephone (01480 810478).