OUR TRAINING

We are a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) approved training centre, and offer courses that lead to internationally-recognised RYA certificates. These courses are open to all members who have reached the age of 8 by the time lessons start.

Learn to sail or improve your skills on Bardowie Loch, with classes available for children and adults in the following formats:

  • Summer School – daytime lessons over five days, which can be a great introduction for beginners or a chance for experienced sailors to improve their technique
  • Evening Classes – a block of 10 lessons held in the evening, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for beginners and intermediates, and on Tuesday for advanced boat handling with an introduction to racing

If you already have some ability to sail (i.e. NSS level 2 for adults or YSS stage 3 for juniors) you can try organized racing on Thursday evenings or simply go free-sailing when stewards are present (on Saturday and Sunday afternoons).

We have about 70 boats, with a good range to suit all ages and abilities: Optimists, Toppers and Picos for children; Lasers and Qubas for adults; Access dinghies and Challenger trimarans for differently-abled sailors (e.g. those with visual impairments or physical limitations); Bahias for anyone.

START SAILING

If you are completely new to sailing, you can come down to the loch for a chat (weekday evenings from April to October are best), contact the office, or check the club calendar for the next open day.

When you are ready to give it a go, apply for evening lessons or a summer school week first. Once the booking is confirmed you can sort out your club membership with the office. Typically, this will be one of the inport memberships (i.e. assuming you live locally) with the dinghy element, with the exact one dependant on your age and family circumstances.

So, the costs that you can expect are the annual membership, the fees for any classes you book, and a small charge for the relevant log book for each person sailing. You may also need to purchase some kit as given in the kit list below. There is no charge for examinations, certificates, or the use of boats.

If you are new to the area, and have the experience but not the paperwork, we are also happy to arrange assessments to make sure you are capable of independently sailing the club boats. In this case, you need not sign up for classes, but the other costs still apply.

KIT LIST

To start with you can get by with:

  • Warm clothing (in light layers)
  • Fleece/sweatshirt
  • Shorts or lightweight trousers – NOT jeans
  • Windproof jacket (e.g. Cagoule)
  • Warm hat
  • Lightweight nonslip footwear (e.g. Trainers, Crocs, plimsolls. NOT wellies or flip-flops)
  • Swim shorts, tee-shirt and sun-block if it is hot and sunny during the day

So basically dress for the Scottish weather, and try and anticipate how it may change while you are sailing. Remember it is colder on the water than on the land.

It is a good idea to bring along a complete change of clothes and a towel. You might get wet (children look forward to it).

Once you are sure that sailing is for you, it might be worth investing in:

  • Wetsuit / drysuit
  • Dinghy boots
  • Sailing gloves

The Club has a selection of buoyancy aids for learners.

BASIS OF TRAINING

CCC Dinghy Section Committee, 2021

RYA/NSSA Instructors, NSSA Sailing Masters, RYA Senior Instructors or RYA Coaches do not accept responsibility for any loss, damage or injury suffered by persons and/or their property arising out of or during the course of their activities whilst training and/or coaching and/or instructing unless such injury loss or damage was caused by, or resulted from negligence or deliberate act.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

Summer school will run for 6 weeks in July and August, beginning on 28 June and is a great way to see if sailing is for you. Each class runs for a week (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm), can be booked for anyone who will have reached the age of 8 by the time the course starts. Weeks commencing June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2 2020.

Summer School welcomes both beginners and improvers.
In addition to the RYA YSS and NSS levels some advanced modules will be available at the discretion of the Senior Instructor

Any offer of a place on a course is conditional on membership of the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section being finalised.

Courses cost £110 (2021 price under review) (plus annual membership fee), and any cancellation may incur a £25 fee. They are available for the weeks commencing in early July with registration opening in April 2021.

Please contact Jennifer Rolland at the CCC office by emailing office@clyde.org)

EVENING LESSONS 2021

RYA-approved courses for dinghy sailing are held at Bardowie Loch, which can be booked for anyone who will have reached the age of 8 by the time lessons start on Monday 19th April 2021. Any offer of a place on a course is conditional on membership of the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section being finalised.

Courses cost £60 (2021 price under review) (plus membership) and run from 19th April till 27th June (18:30 till dusk). In the quieter Summer holiday period your instructors will try and make sure there continues to be some instructor cover on those evenings, so make the most of this and pop along and practice what you have learned.

All the information on the evening lessons is also available as a pdf download.

CHOOSING AN EVENING CLASS – BOOK HERE

This year, the format is:

  • Beginners and Improvers (NSS Levels 1, 2 & 3, YSS Stages 1, 2, 3 & 4) – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Informal racing / free sailing – Tuesday (no course fee)

Monday evenings – Beginner & Improver classes

Classes start 6.30pm

Beginner and intermediate classes working on RYA syllabus.

Tuition £60 (plus membership) for the season

Minimum requirements: None (8yrs upwards by the commencement of lessons on Monday 20th April)

Tuesday evenings – Club night – Informal Racing – No course fee

Sailing starts 6.30pm

Practice your racing skills or go free sailing in these fun sessions.

Club night with support to develop and improve race management and racing for all levels of sailors. If enough support will include single class racing for Solos, Lasers and Fevas

Minimum requirements: Adult – level 2; Youth – stage 3

Wednesday evenings – Beginner & Improver classes

Classes start 6.30pm

Beginner and intermediate classes working on RYA syllabus.

Tuition £60 (plus membership) for the season

Minimum requirements: None (8yrs upwards by the commencement of lessons on Monday 20th April)

Thursday evenings – Racing

Races start 7pm

Match your skills against our best!

Minimum requirements: Adult – level 2; Youth – stage 3

Check the website for more information

Friday evenings – Beginner & Improver classes

Classes start 6.30pm

Beginner and intermediate classes working on RYA syllabus.

Tuition £60 (plus membership) for the season

Minimum requirements: None (8yrs upwards by the commencement of lessons on Monday 20th April)

Saturday afternoons – Free sailing

Steward available
1pm – 5pm

Minimum requirements: Adult – level 2; Youth – stage 3

Just turn up and sign yourselves in.

Sunday afternoons – Free sailing

Steward available
1pm – 5pm

Minimum requirements: Adult – level 2; Youth – stage 3

Just turn up and sign yourselves in.

BOOKING EVENING LESSONS OR SUMMER SCHOOL

Enquiries should be made to Jennifer Rolland, Secretary, by emailing office@clyde.org or phoning 0141 221 2774.

Clyde Cruising Club, Clyde Offices, 2nd Floor, 48 West George Street, Glasgow, G2 1BP

Your name will be placed on a list from which places will be allocated by the Training Committee. All courses and places are dependent on volunteer instructor availability.

A second choice of evening / summer school week would be helpful due to the high demand for places.

Details required

Name:
Email Address:
Date of Birth:
Telephone Number:
Certificates Held (NSS/YSS):
Evening preference and second choice (for evening classes):
Week preference and second choice (for summer school):

It is expected that membership fees will be paid to CCC Office prior to the start of evening classes / summer school weeks. Course fees should also be paid to CCC office.

FIRST CLASS

On your first evening class or day of summer school please bring a completed training form (which are also available at Bardowie) and your kit as recommended above.

For summer school also bring a packed lunch. There will be a tuck shop at lunchtimes, but this only sells sweets and drinks.

OTHER TRAINING

From time-to-time other sailing-related training is carried out at Bardowie Loch, including first aid, race management, and day skipper theory and VHF radio for yachting. Information on these courses will be emailed out to members and publicised more widely on Twitter or Facebook.

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