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 and individual instruction are available on request at

Course Dates

      • Powerboat Courses
        • Level 1 Powerboat (Youth)  1 day   Cost £80 each
          • As required 3 person
        • Powerboat level 2   2 days       Cost £180 pre person full members £220 others
          • May 2024 or as required  (3 Persons)
          • May 11th and 12th 2024  two day course (3 persons per course)
      • Adult Sailing Courses.
        • Level 1 & 2 April to Sept 2024  Cost £160 per person per course.
        •  Dates Level 1 or Level 2 (2 day course 9.00am to 4.00pm both days)
          • April 20th and 21st April
          • May 4th and 5th May
          • May 25th and 26th May
      • Youth Sailing ( Level 1 to 4)
        • Youth Sailing will start on 9th April at 5.30pm to be on the water for 6.00pm.  The cost of the junior lessons will be £45 for a block of 6 lessons
        • The first lesson on the 9th April will be free.
        • It is hoped that youths will progress to the next level after 2 blocks

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

Please email on for current availability. All students taking sailing courses must be a member of the club (see membership section for prices )

Sailing tuition / improver lessons will be available for all levels on Saturday mornings  (weather permitting) but must be prebooked please let me know if you are interested at


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 £6.00 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
      • Youth Stage 1 to 4 (Tuesday evening)  £45 (6 week block)
      • Adult Level 1 & 2 (approx. 24 hrs) : £160

Other courses are available, please contact us for more information or to discuss your specific training requirements / see calendar section for current courses

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 (2 sets) and a towel as there is always the chance you may get wet
      • Buoyancy Aid.  Buoyancy aids are available from the club and from Strathclyde Park reception
      • Wetsuits may be hired from the park if required

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)