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GSC Sail Training

Dinghy Training

Gurnard SC provides training to club members from complete beginner to intermediate racing level. The club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre for Dinghy Sailing, Powerboating and some Shorebased Theory Courses.

Beginner sailing courses are delivered by volunteer club members who are RYA qualified Dinghy Instructors, assisted by older cadets and adults who are qualified Assistant Instructors.  More advanced courses are delivered by our Dinghy Instructors and Race Coaches.

Adult Training

Training from beginner to RYA Start/Intermediate Racing is delivered on Friday evenings from the beginning of May through to Mid-July, according to demand.

Course cost  £100

See calendar for exact dates

See links below for course content

Cadet Training

RYA Training is delivered for cadets in year 4 and above up to the age of 18.

Cadet training is provided on Thursday and Friday evenings from May to July.

RYA Youth Start Sailing Stages 1-4 are taught on Thursday evenings, Stage 4, Start Racing and Club Racing are delivered on Friday evenings.

There is an assessment day for cadets new to Gurnard at the end of April which is designed to assist our team in allocating them to the most the relevant teaching group.

Course cost £100

See calendar for exact dates

See links below for course content


All evening training starts at 18:00, with the expectation that participants will be changed into sailing gear, and boats ready to launch.

Boat Hire

Limited Pico /RS Feva/RS Tera hire is available, but students are encouraged to obtain their own boats if possible, preferably a  Pico or RS Tera (younger children). Priority for hire will be given to those who have not previously hired club boats for training and do not own a boat.

Cost £100




Last updated 12:56 on 17 January 2024

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