Learning to sail with BTOSC

The BTOSC organises a number of formal and informal Training events throughout the year to both encourage beginners and the more advanced sailor alike.

For further information on the syllabus for the RYA courses referred to below please refer to the Training section of the RYA Website.

Introduction to Sailing (for complete novices)

The Club organises an informal Introduction to Sailing weekend for complete novices at least once a year.  However, this is not the only way to get started as many other events are equally suitable for beginners.

RYA – Day Skipper / Competent Crew

The Club normally runs at least one formal  RYA Day Skipper / Competent Crew course during the year. Additional requirements can be discussed with the Training Secretary.

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore Practical

For those members wishing to take the RYA  Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore practical, please contact the Training Secretary. A 5-day course may be booked at any time dependant on sufficient number of candidates.

Informal learning and Mates Programme

In addition to the above training courses, the club also organises “Boat Handling”, “Pilotage”, “Skipper Refresher” weekends and a “Mates Programme” to encourage development of future Club Skippers.

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