BSC Youth Training Courses

Courses

  • RYA Beginners Courses  - courses aimed at learning to sail, with no experience necessary and developing on the foundation of this learning, covering RYA Stages 1 -4.
  • RYA Improver’s & Advanced Courses - courses aimed at improving and developing skills and knowledge learning in RYA Stage 1-4.
  • RYA Racing Courses - courses teaching the very basic of club racing to teach techniques and skills to enable the sailor to confidently take part in higher level competition.
  • BSC Courses - a series of courses designed and laid on by the Club to both improve skills and enjoyment of any sailors time on the water.
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor Courses - a course to train and test a sailor to become a Dinghy Instructor.

RYA Beginners Courses


RYA Stages 1 - 4

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.

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

Four & five day courses, starting at £240.

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RYA Improver’s & Advanced Courses


RYA Improver's (Feva)

Generally, you will be ready for this course if you have completed Stage 3 or 4.

 

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers (Feva)

This assumes a sailing knowledge to level 2 and on this exciting course you will learn such things as boat setup, sailing downwind, gybing and recovery of a asymmetric spinnaker.

No available dates at present.


RYA Racing Courses


RYA Optimist Start Racing

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 to five day courses, starting at £120.

RYA Topper Start Racing

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 to five day courses, starting at £120.

 

RYA Optimist Intermediate Race Training

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

Two or five day course, starting at £120.

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BSC Courses


BSC Intermediate Optimist Race Coaching

In house Class training for those who have already started racing and want to progress to a higher standard.

BSC Advanced Feva Race Coaching

Non-certificated practical on the water course aimed at competent sailors who want to improve their racing ability in the Feva class. This is for BSC members only in their own boat.

BSC Topper Introduction

Aimed at competent sailors who are considering moving to another Cadet class at Bosham. This one-day session will be full of support and instruction to provide an enjoyable introduction to a new class.

BSC Topper Race Coaching - Silver Fleet

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

BSC Topper Race Coaching - Gold Fleet

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

BSC Laser Youth Radial Introduction

Aimed at competent sailors who are considering moving to another Cadet class at Bosham. This one-day session will be full of support and instruction to provide an enjoyable introduction to a new class.

BSC Laser Youth Radial Race Coaching

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

BSC Optimist IOCA Race Coaching

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

BSC ITCA (GBR) Topper Race Coaching

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

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RYA Dinghy Instructor Courses


RYA Dinghy Instructor Course

The instructor is a competent, experienced sailor capable of sailing a training boat in strong winds and handling small powerboats. The instructor has been assessed as competent to teach adults and children, beginners and improver's. Although responsible for teaching individuals and small groups, the instructor has not been assessed as competent in running a sailing centre, and should always work under the supervision of an RYA Senior instructor. Eligibility requirements, prior to the course candidates must fulfil the following:

1.Minimum age 16
2. Valid first aid certificate of a type approved by the RYA
3. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate
4. RYA Safe & Fun safeguarding certificate & pre-course work completed (accessed within the Safe & Fun course)
5. Pre-entry sailing assessment completed within 1 year prior to the instructor training course.

No available dates at present.