From non sailor to a basic understanding of how a boat sails, to knowledge to help become a confident sailor, to rigging, launching and sailing in any direction, to sailing a double handed boat as crew or helm & solving a variety of problems afloat. Click on icon below to select your course.
Generally, you will be ready for these courses if you have completed RYA Stage 3 or 4, and have had some practice too. From Seamanship Skills (how to handle a boat in all circumstances), Day Sailing (passage planning and decision making) to Sailing with Spinnakers. Click on icon below to select your course.
Generally, you will be ready for these courses if you have completed RYA Stage 3 or 4, and have had some practice too. From the fundamentals getting off the start line and round the course to developing skills for open meetings and higher competition. Click on icon below to select your course.
From the required Pre-entry Assessment course to the DI Course itself, for which candidates require First Aid certificate, RYA Powerboat Level 2; RYA Safe and Fun certificate and pre-course work. The minimum age for this course is 16. Click on icon below to select your course.
A variety of non RYA courses for BSC members only, such as preparing for events ( racing & JW), step out of optimist, (Topper & Feva) improving skills (racing & JW) & courses not covered in RYA syllabus. Click on icon below to select your course.
If you are unsure on the sailing course/path you wish your child to take take a look at Club Youth Pathway below. A list of Youth Sailing Courses and their description are available here Youth Course List.
This one-day course should be completed within one year prior to the dinghy instructor course. It is one of the pre-requisites to the dinghy instructor course. Candidates should demonstrate sailing with an awareness of the ‘five essentials’ and confirm they can sail in a controlled and confident manner, showing consideration for preparation, communication, approach and execution at all times. Click here for more information from the RYA about the pre-entry assessment.
RYA Stages 1-3 are a fantastic way of learning or improving your sailing skills. Stage 1. This assumes no previous sailing knowledge but on completion of this stage, you will be able to steer a boat and understand the basic principles of sailing. Stage 2. You will have passed stage 1 and be looking forward to being able to tack and control boat speed and the learning the very important principles of collision avoidance! Stage 3. You will have passed stages 1 & 2 and will be growing in confidence as you will be consolidating on launching and recovery skills and learning new capsize drills and on completion of this stage, you will be able to sail a triangular course as a sailor, not as a beginner.
The course will cover how to rig the boat, gybe and recover the spinnaker. It will look at the best possible course for downwind. Due to using the feva dinghy, we will only use the asymmetric spinnaker. The assumed sailing and background knowledge for this course is to the standard of Level 2 or 3 course.