2015 Training

Powerboat training courses this year.

We are running a number of these to ensure we can have as many qualified members as possible to help out with the various safety boat duties that allow us to sail safely.

RYA Powerboat – a two day course run on consecutive weekends, with a third in reserve in case of bad weather. This for beginners to powerboating.

Courses this year are –
Course 1 (now full)15th, 22nd 29th March
Course 2 (3 spaces available) 23rd May,6th & 13th June
Course 3 (6 spaces available) 27th June, 4th & 11th July
Cost to PBSC member £60 (it would cost c £300 if you took this at a commercial centre)

RYA Safety Boat – a two day course run as above for those who have their Powerboat certificate, have been active on the water in powerboats since passing and at least a year has elapsed since undertaking their powerboat training. This course focuses on more advanced rescue techniques and boat handling particularly in heavy weather.
The Safety Boat Course is on 19th, 26th April and 3rd May.There are currently four spaces remaining.

Cost to PBSC member £60

Dinghy courses:
Adult Dinghy RYA level 1 & 2 ( beginners) Tues Evenings 6.30pm from the 21st April until the middle of July. Cost £120.

Adult Dinghy RYA 3 (intermediate) Thursday Evenings 6.30pm from Thus 23rd April until the middle of July. Cost £120.

Adult Dinghy RYA level 1 Saturday afternoons from 12 Sep. Cost £60.


We will be running our cadet training on Saturdays beginning 2nd May. We will run 3 sessions weekly consisting of Seals (start sailing), Dolphins (improvers) and Sharks (experienced). As with the adults these are RYA training courses and follow the RYA syllabus with RYA certificates awarded as each cadet achieves the appropriate level. There is no charge for the cadet courses but we do need parents to be present and to assist with the boat preparation and tidying away.

It is always helpful if capable adults, dolphins and sharks are able to assist with the seals by sailing with them as needed until they are confident.

Normal start times are –

Dolphins 10.00am.

Seals 11.30am.

Sharks 2.00pm.


If you wish to apply for one of these courses or have any queries please email Bill Bracey at sailingschoolprincipal@pbsc.eu.