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.

As a part of the Clyde Cruising Club, we also provide a pathway to the wider world of yacht sailing and racing.

You can 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 lessons held in the evening, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday for beginners and intermediates

For an overview of the currently available classes see here. To see the detail and pricing for each course you will need to create an account and login.

If you have questions about training, please get in touch or feel free to come down to the club for a chat when it is open (weekday evenings from April to October are best) and ask for the steward. You can also check the club calendar for the next open day (typically May / June).

Here is some information to get you started:

Other organizations which use our facilities for training include the University of Strathclyde Sailing Club and Glasgow Sea Cadets.



RYA instructors and 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 while training and/or coaching and/or instructing unless such injury loss or damage was caused by, or resulted from negligence or deliberate act.