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 £50
      • Powerboat level 2   2 days Cost £200 pre person (3 persons)
      • As required  (min 3 Persons)
  • Sailing Courses
    • Level 1  2 days 19th June & 26th June        Cost £100
    • Level 2  2 days 03th July & 10th July        Cost £100
    • Level 1  2 days 17th July and 24th July      Cost £100
    • Stage 1  2 days 10th July and 17th July      Cost £90
    •  Other dates to be added, please phone 07899942822 for specific dates

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

Sail Training

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

To take part in training you must be a member of Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club (see Home Page for current prices).

Boats, hire and costs

We have a range of boats for hire i.e. Picos, Topper, Lasers, Feva, 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. 16hrs each ) : £90 per stage
  • Adult Level 1 & 2 (approx. 16hrs each ) : £100 per level

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
  • Wetsuits may be hired 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)