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Embankment Road, St Helens, Isle of Wight, PO33 1XQ    Tel: 01983 872289    Office

Training Overview
Duncan Bates
RTC Principal & Chief Instructor


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

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 December 6th 2019

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