Learn to Sail at Burton SC

Burton Sailing Club is an RYA recognised training centre. As such we have to meet high standards for the quality of our instruction and safety, and are subject to regular inspections to ensure these standards are maintained. We extend our warm welcome to all that want to learn to sail or improve their sailing techniques.

We offer a wide range of courses. See below for a list of upcoming course dates.

We also offer a variety of informal training for our members, including regular race coaching, youth training, offshore sailing and ladies only 'pink sailing' sessions. Go to the 'sailing' tab above for more information.

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Course Prices, Dates and Availability

RYA Dinghy Level 2 "Learn to Sail" Courses  (Discount for Club Members & Youths(u18))

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Introduction

This is a 5 day course which plans to take you to the RYA adult level 2 status of sailing ability. Training is carried out using the clubs fleet of single and double hander sailing dinghies. The course has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of sailing that appeals to you beit recreational, family fun or racing.

The scheme is designed for you to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment. Each session consists of on and off the water training. The course covers sailing in all directions, including launching and recovering, boat rigging, capsize and recovery and essential safety knowledge.

No prior knowledge or skills in sailing are required to take this course. The minimum age for the course is 12.


Course Objectives

Able to sail and make the right decisions in good conditions.

More information on this course is available on the RYA website.

Course Prices

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Windsurfing Weekend 2 Day Course - (Discount for Club Members & Youths(u18))

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The ‘Start Windsurfing’ course is an introduction to the sport of windsurfing which will teach you the fundamentals to get you up and sailing around.  There are no pre-requisites to this course other than being confident in water.

 

The course is a mix of on-land demonstrations and simulator practice, on-water coaching and some classroom theory.

 

You will learn about the windsurfing equipment, how to sail across the wind, upwind and downwind and turn around. 

 

The course is two consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 4.30pm

     

·              Suitable for complete beginners. We train everyone from kids to grandparents!

 

·            Master the basics of how to control and steer a windsurf board.

 

·            Great club house with changing rooms and hot showers.

 

 

Suitability: Children from 8 years old up to adults of any age

 

Prerequisites: Confident swimmers

 

Where: Foremark Reservoir  - Burton Sailing Club - www.burtonsailingclub.co.uk

 

What to Bring All you need to bring is an old pair of trainers that you don’t mind getting wet, suitable clothing for standing outside in, a towel and swimwear.

Wetsuits, buoyancy aids and equipment hire is included. (If you have your own kit please indicate this in the booking form.)  You might like to bring a packed lunch on the Saturday as the onsite caterer may not be open.  It is likely that lunch will be able to be bought onsite if you wish on the Sunday, otherwise please bring a packed lunch.  Tea and coffee making facilities are available.

 

Course Prices

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Windsurfing Taster Course - (Discount for Club Members & Youths(u18))

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Our Windsurf Taster sessions are the ideal way to get a feel for what windsurfing has to offer. These informal sessions are 2 hours long and will give you an introduction to windsurfing, showing you how to use the equipment, get you up on the board and basic windsurfing techniques.

  •          Suitable for complete beginners. We train everyone from kids to grandparents!
  •          Master the basics of how to control and steer a windsurf board.
  •          Great club house with changing rooms and hot showers.

Suitability: Children from 8 years old or Adults

Prerequisites: Confident swimmers

Where: Foremark Reservoir  - Burton Sailing Club - www.burtonsailingclub.co.uk

What to Bring: All you need to bring is an old pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet, towel and swimwear. Wetsuit, buoyancy aid and equipment hire is included. (If you have your own kit please indicate this in the booking form.)

 

Course Prices

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Kids Weeks Sailing Courses - (Discount for Club Members & Youths(u18))

These courses are suitable for beginners.

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Introduction

This course normally runs over 5 consecutive days and attempts to take the course attendee to RYA Junior level 3. The course is carried out in the clubs fleet of small single hander sailing dinghies. The course covers rigging, launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, sailing in all directions, ropework, collision avoidance, sailing techniques, capsize and recovery, sailing theory and recovering a man overboard.

No prior knowledge or skills in sailing are required to take this course. The minimum age for the course is 8. On successful completion the appropriate RYA level of confidence certificate is issued to the course attendee.

Course Objectives

Able to sail and make the right decisions in good conditions.

Course Prices

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RYA Power Boat Courses - (Discount for Club Members)

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Introduction

This is a two-day entry level course that provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. It is not necessary to have taken the Level 1 course prior to taking this course. The Minimum age 12. Candidates under the age of 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate. 

The course covers Launching and recovery, boat handling, securing to a buoy, anchoring, leaving and coming alongside, man overboard.

Course Objectives

  • Self-sufficient powerboater in the right conditions, aware of own limitations and those of craft.

More information on this course is available on the RYA website.

Course Prices

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RYA Safety Boat Courses - (Discount for Club Members)

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Introduction

This is a two day course that provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies or for racing or training activities. It includes rescue techniques and elements of race management and mark laying. The course covers preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users.

The RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course. The minimum age for the course is 16  

The course covers preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users

Course Objectives

Ability after the course Able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing dinghies.

More information on this course is available on the RYA website.

Course Prices

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RYA First Aid - £50 per person (Discount for Club Members and Free for member Instructors)

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Introduction

The RYA First Aid course is designed to teach you what to do in situations that can arise during sailing. From the minor ailments such as headaches, sunburn and small lesions through to the immediate response to serious medical emergencies. This course covers the situations that a dinghy sailor or yachtsman is likely to encounter. There is particular emphasis on resuscitation techniques and the “first care” of a man overboard victim. The instructor will explain the procedures for obtaining outside medical assistance and can advise you on the correct first aid stores for your boat or sailing club.

This course is a must for all who sail, and skippers should encourage their crews to attend. Remember it may be you who needs attention! At the completion of the course you will be issued with the RYA Small Craft First Aid Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 years from the time of issue and is a prerequisite for those taking the Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster Offshore Examinations.

Course Objective

  • Perform CPR to current protocols, and understand the differential for drowning.
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and the need to modify it for a small space.
  • Apply direct pressure to a wound to control bleeding.
  • Understand the term shock, recognise and treat it, with particular reference to internal and external bleeding.
  • Understand the treatment for cold shock and hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure.
  • Recognise the signs of a reduced level of response, with particular reference to serious head injuries.

Course Prices

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BSC Assistant Dinghy Instructor Training (Discount for Club Members)

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This is an internal course for members of BSC who are looking to train as an Assistant Dinghy Instructor. The course provides a solid foundation for later qualifying as an RYA instructor.

This course is for members of BSC only.

Course Prices

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RYA Powerboat Instructor Course - (Discount for Club Members by pre-arrangement only)

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This course is for those wishing to qualify as an RYA Powerboat Instructor

The course is run over four days, including a pre-assessment on 27th January.

Places are limited to six students.

 More information on this course is available on the RYA website.

Course Prices

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Corporate Days

Come along, treat your staff, enthuse your management team, develop your workforce.

Please enquire: we have a number of special corporate packages designed to suit your needs. Unique meeting facilities, sailing, power boating, team bonding and teamwork sessions. All inclusive packages starting from £550 per day (No VAT).
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All our courses have a very high demand therefore early bookings are essential.