Dinghy Sailing Courses information:

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Course Costs for 2018

Shorebased Courses:
– one day courses – £50 per person
– Day Skipper (40hr course) – £150 per person

Water-based Courses:
– Evening sailing sessions (10 weeks) – £50 per person
– 2 day sailing courses – £60 per person
– Ducklings (6 sessions) – £30
– 2 day powerboat courses – £60 per person
– Powerboat2 direct assessment (4hr) – £30 per person

Summer Camp:
– daily – £25 per junior
– weekly – £100 per junior (discount for a second child)

OnBoard Course fees for 2018
– £80 per school for 2 staff and up to 12 children
OnBoard one years temporary membership – £30 per student

Members of Committees or sub-groups where training is essential to enable them to undertake the tasks required may have their courses paid for by the relevant Section.  Please ensure you gain approval from the appropriate Secretary before booking.

Training in 2018

As the 2018 sailing season approaches shore based training is taking place and is advertised on the website and via googlemail, also look out for leaflets around the Club. This is the general programme for water based training:

  • A pre-season briefing for Juniors, their parents, and adults wanting to join courses will be held on 25th March at 15.00. Come and meet your Instructors and find out more about the scheduled training. This is an opportunity to learn how to start or pick up where you left off last year – bring your log books with you. It will enable Instructors to plan sessions for making the best use of time on the water and ashore. All the relevant forms (downloaded from the website) can be completed and relevant fees paid for the tuition required.
  • Weekend training to gain RYA stage 1-2 qualifications (juniors) and level 1-2 (adults) will be advertised on the website calendar and via googlemail. Watch out for dates and book at least 10 days in advance.
  • Our Monday Sailing sessions will be for ‘Improvers’ – these are weekly Monday evening training sessions for Stage 2/3 Juniors . They start on 23rd April at 6.00pm. Be rigged and ready to get afloat.
  • Also on Mondays for those more experienced Juniors starting to race, Race Coaching sessions will be arranged if you have your own boat – contact if you are interested.
  • This year our OnBoard programme will again be providing after school sailing sessions to children from 3 local Schools. The schools will have signed up for a 10 Hour OnBoard Course for up to 12 children. Each child completing the course satisfactorily will be entitled to a Stage One RYA certificate together with their OnBoard Certificate, and will be welcome to join in Club sailing activities for the rest of the season.
  • The Summer Holiday Club will be from Monday 27th August through to Friday 31st August – More details will be released closer to the event.
  • Watch out for DUCKLINGS dates. These are supervised sessions for 5 to 8 year olds to build water confidence. Mostly on Saturdays with a high tide on the slipway, they will get afloat for a couple of hours simply for the fun of it!
  • Running alongside the Ducklings will be RYA Junior Stage 1 training for the older Ducklings to progress onto as they become more experienced and skilful.
  • Thursday nights are for the NERDS (New Enthusiastic Really Determined Sailors) A friendly group of over 18 year olds who are newish to sailing and want to help each other improve their skills under the watchful eye of a support boat. Join the fun whatever the weather or tide, and debrief in the bar at the end of the session. This is a free session.

The syllabus for our sailing courses will follow that of the RYA and can also involve specific training to enable members to progress into Club racing. In particular, race coaching will take place in parallel to the Monday evening training sessions for the more experienced sailors. This is aimed at encouraging improvement on the race course for those with RYA Level 2 and above with their own boat or to anyone who wishes to join in the club racing programme.

All courses (with the exception of OnBoard) require prior booking and payment to secure a place. Booking forms are available for download on this website.

Require Further Information?

If you have any further queries relating to training e.g. if you would like to volunteer to join the Training Team, would like to join our in-house instructor programme, propose a course or simply want to know more about training at PSC, please email us.

We are always ready to welcome any club member who already has Instructor qualifications either as a member of the Team or for more ‘casual’ assistance with training. Parents and volunteers to help with the preparation of boats and safety cover on the water are also very welcome. Please contact

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