We provide a range of training to RYA standards and cover

  • Youth Stages 1 to 4
  • Adult Levels 1 and 2
  • Powerboat Level 1 and 2
  • Other courses are available on request

The courses are generally at the weekend and can be arranged in your own boat (if applicable)

Boats, hire and costs

We have a range of boats for hire i.e. Picos, Topper, Lasers, Wayfarers and Bahia. These boats are for general use as well as training.

Once you have achieved a basic standard you can hire these boats for £5.00 per person for a two hour session.


Courses and costs

We currently offer these popular training courses

  • Youth Stage 1 & 2 (approx. 24 hrs) : £120
  • Adult Level 1 & 2 (approx. 24 hrs) : £150

Other courses are available, please contact us for more information or to discuss your specific training requirements

Training Clothing

It is not necessary to purchase specialised clothing. To get started you can get by with:

  • Warm clothing (in light layers)
  • Fleece or sweatshirt
  • Shorts or lightweight trousers – NOT jeans
  • Windproof lightweight jacket
  • Warm hat and gloves particularly in cold weather
  • Lightweight nonslip footwear (e.g. Trainers )
  • Swim shorts, tee-shirt and sunblock if it is hot and sunny during the day
  • Wetsuit if you have one

Dress for the weather and remember the water is cold.

Other requirements:

  • Spare change of clothing and a towel as there is always the chance you may get wet
  • Buoyancy Aid. A few Buoyancy aids are available from the club and from Strathclyde Park reception

For the future it may be worth investing in:

  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Wetsuit / drysuit
  • Dinghy boots
  • Sailing gloves

Please feel free to ask for our help if buying anything expensive as we often know about the quality and availability of products

For any other info on training please contact Wilson on

You can view the latest edition of our Standard Operations Procedures by clicking the PDF link below.

Standard Operations Procedures (PDF)