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Whatever your level of sailing capability, from complete novice to avid racer, we can help you develop your skills and get more from this exciting sport.

The club provides support to its members through formal courses both on and off the water, formal and informal coaching and organised activities. We help individuals and families learn in a safe manner and at a pace that suits them.

BSC Sailing Development and Training Pathway

See Calendar for times and dates of events

Our aim is to have a clear progression path for all to progress from complete novice to competent leisure sailor, club racer and national level sailor.

What level are you at?

White- Complete beginners with no knowledge.

Bronze- Have basic knowledge of boats and sailing and can steer a course around two buoys.

Silver- Can negotiate a triangular course on their own in moderate conditions.

Gold Club standard sailor. Can sail and race a basic boat around a course in all conditions

Cadets Nights - For White and Bronze Level sailors or better

On Tuesday evening throughout the summer from May to August. This is open to children from 10yrs and over. No sailing experience needed. Club boats are provided if you don't have one. We aim to give children basic sailing confidence and to progress to sailing around a basic triangular course.

Family Fun For everyone

On occasional Friday evenings and some weekend dates from May to August. No sailing experience needed. A relaxed social sailing event with safety boat cover within sight of the clubhouse and fun shore side vibe. These sessions are open to members of all ages, their guests and those considering taking up sailing. Club boats are available for those who do not have their own. Try Sailing and Women on Water opportunities are also offered in club boats with an experienced helm.

Learn to Sail Adults For Bronze level sailors or better

Once you have the basics covered and you can steer a boat with some confidence you can develop your skills further at our Wednesday evening sessions. Our aim here will be to get you to a level where you are confident to sail on your own in moderate conditions. These sessions are open to adults over 18 and include Free Sailing and Trial Racing for all with RIBS for supervision.

Learn to Race/Transition Squad - For Bronze level sailors or better

Once you have the basics you can move on to improving your skills. Children can move on to our weekend sessions, where you will learn the basics of how to start racing and getting round a course. These are followed by a series of Cadet Races throughout the year. Learn to race sessions are open to anyone aged 8 yrs up. Contact Sailing School Principle Craig Bond on or 07894 507812 for further details.

Intermediate and Advanced Racing -

To develop your racing further and to get to Club racing level and beyond we have RYA qualified and highly experienced coaches who run sessions at specified times throughout the year. Open to all ages.

BSC Sailing School For White level sailors or better

We offer RYA courses for children from 8 years of age and for adults of any age.

We offer start to sail but can also offer other levels if people want to improve their sailing. We can also offer a start racing course and seamanship course for all ages. Contact Sailing School Principle Craig Bond on or 07894 507812 for further details.

Last updated 12:29 on 4 March 2024

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