Youth Training

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 above 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 above 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 above 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.

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  • RYA Stages and training – see website
    09:30 -16:30
    30/03/2020-03/04/2020

    Courses to be supplied depending on demand.

    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.

    Stage 4. Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm and solve a variety of problems afloat.

    Start Racing. Take your first steps to becoming a confident and successful racer.

    Intermediate Racing. Improve you racing technique and knowledge for racing at club level.

    Advanced Racing. Developing skills in preparation for open meetings and higher competition.

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