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Learn to Sail courses at Burwain SC, Lancashire & West Yorkshire

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

RYA Sailing courses for Adults and Juniors

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to sail and do something different and challenging, Then the Learning 2 Sail courses at Burwain are an ideal opportunity to ‘have a go’. The Sailing Club is located at Foulridge and is ideally situated for both Lancashire & Yorkshire.
Burwain SC has a series of formal and informal learn to sail packages to experience. You can dip your toe (literally) in the water, on a 1 Day Taster Session or complete one of our structured RYA Level 1 & 2 Sailing Courses.
Once you have got the sailing bug we also offer a regular stream of Improver Sessions for members. Many of these sessions are totally FREE for members as part of the Club’s aim to introduce more people to the joys of sailing, improve skills and increase the enjoyment of this great sport.

‘Learn to Sail’ courses in 2017

Course ARYA Levels 1 & 2 for Adults & Juniors. A 2 day Weekend course More>>Starts: 27/05/17 Ends: 28/05/17Members - £50 Non-members - £120
Summer SchoolRYA Stages 1,2,3 & 4, race training for Adults & Juniors. Mid week course, 4 days More>>Starts: 28/08/17 Ends: 31/08/17Members Only - £FREE
Additional Training CoursesAdditional Learn to sail courses. may be available subject to demand. Contact the Training Officer Peter Dewhurst for more information 07866 284182TBCTBC

RYA Level 1 & 2 Courses – Adults & Juniors

On the 27th & 28th May 2017 we have a two day intensive RYA Learn to Sail course for Juniors & Adults over the weekend. Taught by fully trained RYA coaches, this course is ideal for both Juniors & Adults with little or no sailing experience or those wishing to develop their sailing. Courses are over 2 consecutive days with intensive coaching and training. Use of club Boats is included. MORE >>>
Available to both Members and Non-members.
Cost: £120, (non-members £50)

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
Introductory 1 day course – £60 One to one instruction with both morning practice and afternoon racing.
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Summer School – RYA stages 1,2,3 & 4, PLUS Race Training

This year we have an informal summer school camp at the end of August. The camp is open to all members and will primarily focus on improving member’s sailing & racing skills. The course will cover aspects of RYA stages 1 to 4, PLUS Racing Skills and Tactics. The use of club Boats is included. More >>
Members and Non-members can book
Cost: £FREE for members with a boat, £20 for boat hire

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 in 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.