Training

The club is an RYA certified training centre with qualified volunteer instructors. Courses are ONLY available to members and run from April to October. Courses applications should be made on the club training notice board where course costs are also published.

Adult Sailing Camp

This residential course is open to beginners and club racers. Its perfect for:

  • New members who have just started sailing and wish to become more competent in handling their dinghy.
  • Regular club racers who wish to advance their racing skills.

Small groups work with the club instructors to improve their skills using either their own boats or any of the training boats available.

Camp members take it in turns to provide group evening meals, but otherwise campers are self sufficient in terms of breakfast and lunch.

The camp provides an excellent opportunity for attendess to get know each other better and fully integrate into club social life.

On the Sunday morning immediately after the camp the club holds the Rear Commodore's Cup for Novices which attendees are encouraged to enter.

Current camp dates are:

  • Thu 6th - Sat 8th June 2019

Junior Sailing Camp (Aged 8 - 15)

This residential course is open to junior members, aged between 8 and 15, of any ability from beginners to racers. Attendees will work to complete RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stages 1 to 4 over several the years.

Youths who are over 15 and have achieved Stage 4 can then move onto Seamanship and Assistant Instructor certificates.

Small groups, organised by age and skill level, work with club instructors in accordance with the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme curriculum. As much time as possible is spent on the water and a strong emphasis is put on having fun.

Campers are expected to be involved in all aspects of camp life including looking after their boats, sleeping in tents, helping with the washing up, cleaning up after meals and evening entertainment activities.

At least one parent must accompany their children at the camp and is responsible for their welfare when they are off the water. Parents are also expected to help in the running the camp with cooking, cleaning and shore safety duties.

On the Saturday morning immediately after the camp the club holds the Commodore's Cup for Cadets which attendees are encouraged to enter.

Current camp dates are:

  • Sun 7 - Fri 12 July 2019

Saturday Splash Club

Run on Saturday afternoons between mid May- August for all levels of sailors. Finishing in time for participants to take part in the Midgebite evening race (if they wish).

Inland Powerboat Level 2

This 2 day RYA course covers driving the club's rescue boats safely - including coming alongside, picking up the rescue boat off the mooring. People who achieve this certificate are expected to help with rescue duties at the club. Participants must be over 16.

Safety Boat

Participants are required to hold a Powerboat Level 2 and RYA First Aid certificate. This 2 day course includes towing safely and recovering capsized and stranded boats. The course is of great benefit to members regularly involved in rescue and safety at the club.

First Aid

This 1 day course is the RYA first aid course which all members are encouraged to complete. Participants must be over 15.