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Training Overview
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Duncan Bates
RTC Principal


BHYC is an accredited RYA Training Centre (RTC)
and has RYA ONBoard status
for its work with local schools to promote training and sailing.

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Laurence Blackburn
Chief Instructor RTC

After School Sailing for BHYC Cadets

After school sailing is aimed at BHYC cadets from 8 years and above to give them the opportunity to get on the water and practice their skills. These sessions only run during term time from May until October. We have sessions on different days of the week when the tides suit these sessions.

We have two groups, beginners' group up to Stage 2 and intermediate group Stage 3 and above.

There will be some onshore sessions to learn water safety, rigging, parts of the boat, sail trim and knots, games and drills for on the water. Registration is on a first come, first served basis

2018 Dates and Times
Wed 25th April 5.00 pm After School Sailing
- Meet your Instructor
Mon 7th May 5.00 pm After School Sailing
Mon 21st May 5.00pm After School Sailing
Thu 7th June 5.00pm After School Sailing
Wed 20th June 5.00pm After School Sailing
Wed 4th July 5.00pm After School Sailing
Thu 19th July 5.00pm After School Sailing
Mon 3rd Sept 5.00pm After School Sailing
Mon 17th Sept 5.00pm After School Sailing
Mon 3rd Oct 5.00pm After School Sailing
  • Age: Children must be 8 before 1st April 2018.
  • Cost: £5 per session.
  • Boats: Club boats available to use, including Optimists, Teras, Feva, Picos
    Children may also use their own boats if available.
  • Applications : Please come to the club on the 25th April to book your place on the Afterschool Sessions.
The main RYA certificates that the club covers are:-
  • Youth Sailing Scheme stages 1 - 4.
  • National Sailing Scheme Levels 1 - 3 followed by Advanced Modules:
    Day Sailing, Seamanship, Start Racing, Sailing with Spinnakers and Performance Sailing
  • Powerboat Level 1 and 2 which can lead to an International Certificate of Competence.
  • RYA Safety Boat certificate, also a Club Safety Boat Course which helps you enjoy assisting with sailing activities.
  • Training activities are planned within the Club's Sailing Programme.
    Click here to see the Training Brochure.
There are a number of Club boats available for Members to sail.
  • Optimists: - for training or racing, one or two children.
  • New H10: - ideal for training and for one child.
  • Picos: - single-handed or crewed by children or small adults
  • Laser Radial or Laser 4.7: - single handed to improve your sailing skills
  • Fevas: - light two-person racing dinghy.
  • 420s: - crewed dinghy suitable for racing.
  • Bahia: - two person racing dinghy.
  • Swan 'Scottie': - all-purpose day boat for up to four adults
So that you don't need to have your own boat to join in.

Image:   Jonathan Hoare

We put on Come Sail With Us (CSWU)  sessions during the season
to help you get on the water.
We also offer various shore based workshops to help your enjoyment of sailing

We have Instructors and Coaches around most of the time when racing is on to help out.
The best way to improve is to join in any time.

We are always interested in hearing from you what you would like to learn or what help or assistance you require
so please email and we will see what we can do.


This page last updated April 17th 2018

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