Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail

As a recognised RYA Training Centre, Broadstairs Sailing Club is able to offer members training and coaching sessions during the sailing season. These are taught within the framework of the RYA National Sailing Scheme and Youth Sailing Scheme by members who are qualified RYA instructors.

All sessions are organised and staffed by club members giving up their time to encourage people into the sport. We are able to sign log books and issue final RYA qualifications. Details of the RYA National Sailing Schemes can be found at www.rya.org.uk

2021 Training Programme (Subject to Covid Restrictions)

Do you want to learn to sail but don’t know where to start?

Do you want to go beyond training and be able to sail on a regular basis?

Do you want to take part in more club events?

Looking ahead to the 2021 season, Broadstairs SC would like to help YOU get out onto the water, and to quickly and safely build up your skills and confidence so as to be able to sail regularly at our friendly club.

As a recognised training centre, we will be providing Royal Yachting Association training courses for beginners through to experienced sailors for club members. Through our programme of sailing activities and events, we will be giving you plenty of opportunity to practice and enjoy your new passion.

Beginner to Race Ready Sailing Sessions  

On Saturday mornings in the first half of the season, we will be running beginner to race ready RYA sessions. The provisional dates are:

Saturday Training Session (0900 hrs Start, finish 1300hrs)

5th June, Skip one, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July, 10th July, 17th July

Afternoon Consolidation of Skills

In the afternoon of the above training dates, there will be experienced people on the water offering advice and guidance. During this time attendees can elect to practice their skills or simply enjoy cruising – all of which qualifies as relevant hours in the sailor’s log book and so count toward their qualifications.

All trainees are invited to sail in the trainee’s race that will open Broadstairs SC’s annual Golden Spoon sailing event on 26th June.

All New Sailing Opportunities

This year Broadstairs SC is launching a development programme for those who have reached a competent level in their training course. Club boats will be available for this entire programme.

How to Book a Sailing Course  

If you or your children are interested in learning to sail and want to follow the RYA syllabus, please complete the Pre Registration Form

( Training Program 2021 Pre Reg Form) and return in an envelope marked for the attention of our Training Administrator. Alternatively, you can email us at training@broadstairssailingclub.com. The training team will then let you know when your course is running and in what format.

The cost of a Six-week session will be £60 per person (see below), payable on registration (to support the club boats and safety boats running costs) . We ask that once you start the course, you commit to attending all of the sessions.

£60 for a single person

£100 for a family of 2

£130 for a family of 3 or more

More information about the course, the days programme and the requirements are available HERE: Training Course Requirements

Volunteers Are Welcome

All of our trained RYA instructors and helpers are volunteers. As with any volunteer group, the courses can only run if we have enough staff to man all areas of the club, to ensure a safe and productive sailing programme. Please let us know if you would like to help in any way by completing the Pre Registration Form, we have many roles on, off and around the water.

Training Program 2021 Pre Reg Form

Tide Times

06 December 2021

Time Type Height
00:21 high 4.59m
07:16 low 0.49m
12:49 high 4.77m
19:28 low 0.61m

07 December 2021

Time Type Height
01:08 high 4.55m
08:06 low 0.46m
13:44 high 4.7m
20:14 low 0.76m

08 December 2021

Time Type Height
01:58 high 4.45m
08:56 low 0.5m
14:38 high 4.55m
21:01 low 0.95m

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