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Adult Sailing Courses

Want to learn to sail? not sure where to start?

Need a refresher...

Want to learn and join the club - how about a course with membership included ?

For New Members - BCYC offers adults a five day RYA Level 1 and 2 course over two weekends in April / May every year (for non members - price includes one year's membership). this is a great way to join the club and meet like minded new members.

From June onwards we run two day weekend courses every month through to September with three day family-focussed courses during the summer holidays. These courses are available to non members with a discounted price for club members.

RYA Start Sailing (Level 1) - suitable for beginners

An introduction to the sport for complete beginners or first time dinghy helms, covering the minimum knowledge required to get afloat under supervision with an instructor in the boat at all times. Two day weekend courses

RYA Sailing Basics (Level 2)

Developing sailing techniques to be able to sail independently. Ideal for anyone returning to sailing, wanting to build confidence and competence, or participants with Level 1 wanting to progress to sailing without an instructor on board.

Once members have achieved RYA level 2 or have the equivalent experience assessed by the Principal or chief instructor, they can hire from BCYC's fleet of club-owned boats.

Annual Five Day RYA Sailing sailing + Basics (Level 1,2) for members and those wanting to Join BCYC

Around the bank holiday weekend, our highly popular five day sailing course over two weekends goes from beginner to being able to hire BCYC boats, developing sailing techniques to be able to sail independently. This is a massively popular course and is for members and those wanting to become members...

This course over two weekends is the perfect way to get involved with BCYC sailing - the fee includes membership of the club (existing members get a discount), includes getting to know a large number of the most enthusiastic sailors at the club and enables you to get right on the water without having to buy a boat

New Courses Being Added - Book Online

The dates, cost and availability are available through our online booking

See the dates on our calendar here

Remember RYA level 1 for Beginners, Level 2 for Intermediate / Progression

Please book All events online here.

Adult Improvers, Social Sailing and Start Racing

Held on the first Saturday of each month, BCYC improvers meet for free coaching and advice from experienced BCYC members, RYA coaches and instructors. These ad hoc sessions vary in size and format, with the focus on all aspects of improving your sailing, with the emphasis on having fun and being social on and off the water. BCYC training boats can be hired at a reduced cost for these sessions. and it is proving immensely popular with new members to develop their sailing in the company of others.

For details and to get involved - contact

or add your name onto the Social Sailing mailing List Here

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