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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  • 13
    13/07/2020

    RYA Stages 1-3 Optimist

    09:00 -17:00
    13/07/2020-17/07/2020

    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

    Five day course, starting at £300

  • 20
    20/07/2020

    RYA Stages 1-3 Optimist

    09:00 -17:00
    20/07/2020-24/07/2020

    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

    Five day course, starting at £300

  • 20
    20/07/2020

    BSC Optimist IOCA Race Coaching

    09:00 -17:00
    20/07/2020-22/07/2020

    Run in conjunction with the International Optimist Class Association (IOCA) – details of this year’s coaching will be posted in due course.

    Two day course from £90

  • 23
    23/07/2020

    BSC Feva Advanced Race Coaching

    09:00 -17:00
    23/07/2020-24/07/2020

    Non-certificated practical on the water course aimed at competent sailors who want to improve their racing ability in the Feva class.

    Two day course from £90

  • 24
    24/07/2020

    BSC Laser Radial Race Youth Coaching

    09:00 -17:00
    24/07/2020

    Improved race training, really concentrating on starts, boat speed and tactics.

    One day course from £45

  • 27
    27/07/2020

    RYA Stages 1-3 Optimist

    09:00 -17:00
    27/07/2020-31/07/2020

    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

    Five day course, starting at £300

  • 27
    27/07/2020

    RYA Optimist Start Racing

    09:00 -17:00
    27/07/2020-29/07/2020

    Take your first steps to becoming a confident and successful racer with this specially designed course. Participants must be competent to sail around a triangular course or possess RYA Stage 3 or Stage.

    Three day course from £180.00

  • 30
    30/07/2020

    RYA Topper Start Racing

    09:00 -17:00
    30/07/2020-31/07/2020

    Take your first steps to becoming a confident and successful racer with this specially designed course. Participants must be competent to sail around a triangular course or possess RYA Stage 3 or Stage 4.

    Two day course from £120.00

  • 03
    03/08/2020

    RYA Stages 1-3 Optimist

    09:00 -17:00
    03/08/2020-07/08/2020

    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

    Five day course, starting at £300

  • 03
    03/08/2020

    RYA Optimist Intermediate Race Training

    09:00 -17:00
    03/08/2020-07/08/2020

    For the sailor who has already completed RYA Start Racing and is now ready to progress to the next stage.

    Five day course from £300.00

  • 03
    03/08/2020

    BSC Topper Race Coaching - Silver Fleet

    09:00 -17:00
    03/08/2020-04/08/2020

    Improved race training, really concentrating on starts, boat speed and tactics.

    Two day course from £90

  • 05
    05/08/2020

    BSC Topper Race Coaching - Gold Fleet

    09:00 -17:00
    05/08/2020-06/08/2020

    Developing further starting skills and boat speed with more awareness of other competitors and tactic options..

    Two day course from £90

  • 07
    07/08/2020

    BSC Laser Radial Race Youth Coaching

    09:00 -17:00
    07/08/2020

    Improved race training, really concentrating on starts, boat speed and tactics.

    One day course from £45

  • 17
    17/08/2020

    RYA Stages 1-4

    09:00 -17:00
    17/08/2020-21/08/2020

    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.
  • 24
    24/08/2020

    RYA Stages 1-4

    09:00 -17:00
    24/08/2020-28/08/2020

    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.