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Learn to Sail Lancashire – Courses at Burwain SC, Foulridge & Pendle

RYA Learn to Sail courses for Adults and Juniors

Have you’ve always wanted to learn how to sail and do something different and challenging? Learn to Sail Lancashire at Burwain SC offers the opportunity to get in a boat and experience the thrill of sailing.
Burwain SC has a series of learn to sail packages for all ages and experiences. We aim make sailing accessible to all age groups, abilities and be a sport and pastime that the whole family can enjoy.


Adult Training Programme for 2019

The club’s Adult Training Programme runs from April till October 2019. The cost includes club membership plus access to our Learn to Sail Programme
Aims of the Adult Learn to Sail Programme It offers opportunities for 1-2-1 tuition and group tuition in our club boats. The programme will take you through the basics of sailing: rigging and launching a boat safely, tacking & gybing, understanding wind conditions, and sailing in all directions. The aim will be that at the end of the programme you will achieved RYA Level 1 which shows that you can sail independently in light to moderate wind conditions.

When:The Training Programme has organised sessions throughout the year on Friday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons.

Friday Evening Sessions – Early Season from April till July

These will take place on Friday evenings covering 12 sessions in total. 6.00pm till 8:30/9:00pm

  • Sessions will be in a relaxed learning environment with other beginners.
  • The programme is flexible, You can attend as many of the 12 organised sessions that you’d like.
  • It is expected that attending between 6-8 sessions will allow you to achieve RYA level 1.
  • Trainees will be asked to pre-book places every week in advance
    • Saturday Afternoon Sessions – from April till October

      Learn to sail with 1-2-1 tuition in a double hander with an experienced sailor. 12.00pm till 4:30pm

      • Learning to sail with an experienced sailor is by far the best way to learn.
      • You will have the opportunities to helm (steer) the boat and also crew.
      • These sessions will take place on Saturday afternoons during Club racing activities. Although you don’t have to join in the racing, it does offer the opportunity to sail an organised course which will give you opportunities to practice and test your new skills.

      Saturday Morning Sessions – from September till October

      These will take place on Saturday Mornings covering 7 sessions in total. 10.00am till 12.00 noon

      • Sessions will be in a relaxed learning environment with other beginners.
      • The programme is flexible, You can attend as many of the 7 organised sessions that you’d like.
      • It is expected that attending between 6 sessions will allow you to achieve RYA level 1.
      • Trainees will be asked to pre-book places every week in advance
        • Our courses are run by fully qualified RYA coaches. They are suitable for Adults with little or no sailing experience or those wishing to develop their sailing. Use of club Boats is included. MORE >>>
          For Junior Sailing – please see our Sailfish Programme Sailfish Club.

Adult Training Packages

The Club has a number of packages to help you get out on the water. Learning to sail is combined with Club membership.

Combined Learn to sail + Membership + Boat Hire Package

Our most popular package for new members and those starting out on their sailing experience. Our Combo Package gives users access to our Organised Training Programmes PLUS Reduced Price Membership + Boat Hire. By combining your training with a full membership you get the benefit of continued support in your sailing, flexible membership and use of fully equipped club boats.
Combined packages start at £265 (a saving of £100).
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Taster Sessions

Think you may enjoy sailing but are not sure whether you’d like to commit to a full training course? We have the perfect answer with one of our taster Sessions.
Half day crewing session – £50 One-to-one instruction while training as a racing crew.
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‘Learn to Sail’ Programme in 2019

PROGTRAMMEINFORMATIONDATESCOST
Adult Training Programme - Early SeasonOrganised 12 week block of training from April to July - RYA level 1 More>>Starts Friday April 12th Ends Friday July 28thFull membership or Combined package rates apply
Adult Training Programme Early SeasonWeekend Learn To Sail from April to October - RYA level 1 More>>Starts Saturday April 13th Ends Saturday October 19thFull membership or Combined package rates apply
Adult Training Programme - Late SeasonOrganised 8 week block of training from August to October - RYA level 1 More>>Starts Saturday August 31st Ends Saturday October 19thFull membership or Combined package rates apply
Junior Sailfish - Early SeasonRYA Stages 1,2,3 & 4 for Juniors. Training during Sailfish Friday sessions. More>>Starts Friday April 12th Ends Friday July 28thSailfish/Junior Fees Apply
Junior Sailfish - Late SeasonRYA Stages 1,2,3 & 4 for Juniors. Training during Sailfish Friday sessions. More>>Starts Saturday August 31st Ends Saturday October 19thSailfish/Junior Fees Apply

Taster session 1Learning the ropes on a taster session
RYA Training logo blu bgBurwain SC is a fully qualified RYA Training Centre
gp14 sailfishSailing fun for the whole family
couple sailingTuition by fully qualified RYA trainers
toper sailfish 2Junior sailing lessons in our Sailfish Club
solo racing 1Once you have learnt the basics we also offer a range of Improver Sessions for members

Other Learn to Sail Initiatives @ Burwain SC

Summer Race Training School for Juniors

This year we have an informal summer school ‘Race Training Camp’ at the end of August. The camp is open to all Junior Members and will primarily focus on improving member’s sailing & racing skills. The course will cover aspects of Racing Skills and Tactics. The use of club Boats is included. More >>
Members only
Cost: £TBC
Contact the Sailing Development Officer: Paul Graham >>>


Getting Afloat

Dinghies provide an exciting and cost effective way of getting afloat to experience the thrills of sailing. You can participate in racing or just sail on your own for fun, or once you have the confidence you could take the family sailing away to places like the Lake District.
The wonderful thing about dinghy sailing is that it provides one of the cheapest ways to get afloat. It is also the quickest and easiest way to learn to sail, as dinghies are easy to rig, and handle in light winds. Their responsiveness and lightness provides the perfect platform to learn how to sail and can be a great source of entertainment for everyone involved.

What you’ll need to sail

Burwain RYA Training Centre will provide all the safety equipment that you require. All you need is a minimum amount of personal kit to get started. For the taster Sessions we recommend you bring
• A few layers of clothing
• A wind proof top/jacket is also beneficial
• Training shoes or wet shoes if you have them

Your Sailing Experience

On a Learn to Sail Course you will be given expert tuition by fully qualified and insured RYA instructors. They will cover all the basics of sailing, launching and retrieving your boat, balancing the boat setting the sails, tacking and gybing, sailing in all directions. More details are on the RYA level 1 & 2 page.

Sailing fun for the whole family

Learning to sail is an experience the whole family can enjoy. Our junior Sailfish Club caters kids from age 8 to 18 where we bring the ‘FUN’ into sailing. The RYA level 1 & 2 courses are suitable for both adults and juniors.