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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.

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 full RYA level 1/2 Training PLUS Reduced Price Pembership + Boat Hire. By combining your RYA 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).

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 course – £50 One to one instruction while training as a racing crew
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RYA Level 1 & 2 Courses – Adults

During May & June 2018 we are aiming to hold formal RYA Learn to Sail courses level 1 & 2 for Adults. These will take place over a series of weekends (dates to be announced) The courses will be taught by fully qualified RYA coaches and will be suitable for Adults with little or no sailing experience or those wishing to develop their sailing. Use of club Boats is included. MORE >>>
Available to both Members and Non-members.
Cost: £140 (members £50)
Courses for Juniors are run through our Sailfish Club on Saturday mornings.

‘Learn to Sail’ courses in 2018

Adult CoursesRYA Levels 1 & 2 A series of weekend sessions during May & June More>>To be confirmedMembers - £50 Non-members - £140
Junior CoursesRYA Stages 1,2,3 & 4 for Juniors. Training during Sailfish weekend sessions. More>>Starts: 07/04/18 Ends: 21/07/18Sailfish fees apply
Summer Race SchoolFocus on race training for Juniors. Mid week course, 3 days More>>Starts: 28/08/18 Ends: 30/08/18Members Only - £FREE

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.