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Blackwater Sailing Club is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and runs a Sailing School which is a recognised RYA training centre approved to run courses from the Youth Sailing Scheme and National Sailing Scheme. We also run Power Boat Level 2 courses and First Aid courses. Our RYA courses are only open to club members, and some are offered by invitation only. The Sailing School is staffed by Club Members who volunteer their time to train other members in all aspects of sailing.

We work closely with the Cadet team and most of our training is provided for our Cadets who have three or four training weekends throughout the season and a Cadet Week of training and fun activities during the summer holidays. For those youngsters progressing into racing, we have coaching groups during the training events and some during club races. We are an RYA British Youth Sailing recognised Club, so encourage our Cadets to go to regional and national events to compete at a higher level. Find out more about our Cadets.   

Key Contacts

Sailing School Manager is Anna Lau
Sailing School Principal (Rear Commodore) is Sheena Berney
Chief Dinghy Instructor is Stephen Humphrey

Cadet Skipper is Paul Trickey

Club Boats

The Sailing School owns a number of boats for Training purposes and some Club boats that may also be borrowed by Club Members

We run adult RYA Dinghy Level 1 (Start Sailing) and Level 2 (Basic Skills) mentoring on Friday afternoons (Adult Dinghy Mentoring) and periodic RYA1/2 weekend courses (Adult Dinghy Training) according to demand. See BSC Events to book your place. In addition to these bookable sessions, you may contact the Sailing School Manager to arrange specific one-to-one training with one of our RYA qualified Dinghy Instructors. In addition to this there will be informal adult beginners sailing evenings on Thursdays in June. There will be experienced club sailors on hand to help you in our club boats or your own boat.

"Can I try sailing?"

Prospective BSC members who are new to sailing are encouraged to come to our annual Open Day when sailing tasters are offered free of charge. Open Day is usually held in May  - watch our website for details or Contact Us

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