** Sail Training 2020:  rescheduled to 24th – 30th August and restricted to Stage 2, Stage 3 and Start Racing. **

Places are not allocated on a first come first served basis.  Applications will only be reviewed after the 10th March.  Please make sure you have read and understood the following before making an application for your child.

  1. There are minimum recommended age limits for all courses.  See individual course pages for details.
  2. For the higher end courses (stage 3 and above), parents and children need to understand that merely completing a course one year and then enrolling on the next RYA stage the following summer with no practice in between is not sufficient.  Copies of the child’s log book may be requested in order to be accepted on to the higher end courses.  Children must provide their own Topper in good working order.  We will not allow toppers on the water if they are not fit for purpose (see topper preparation guide under the course information page).
  3. Following a successful 2019, we will be running Improve Your Racing again, which is aimed at those that have completed the Start Racing course in a previous year, done some further independent sailing and competed in a BSSC sailing week or equivalent.  Children may apply to do either Start Racing OR Improve Your Racing but not both.  Recommended age 12 plus.

Trainee Assistant Instructors: This year we will repeat the separate, intensive 3 day Assistant Instructor Course on Thursday 23rd through to midday on Saturday 25th July.  See Trainee Assistant Instructor Page for more details.  

Prices: We have decided to increase most prices by RPI (2.7% published on 19th February 2020) with subsidized prices for those that live locally, educate their children in a local state school and request that they need the subsidy. 

Stage 1: £139  Wednesday and Thursday (29th and 30th)
Stage 2 and 3: £277 Sunday – Thursday (26th – 30th)
Stage 4: £277 Sunday – Wednesday (26th – 29th)
Start Racing (Sunday 26th – Tuesday 28th) and Improve Your Racing (Wednesday 29th – Friday 31st): £221
Spinnakers (Thursday 30th and Friday 31st): £113

Trainee Assistant Instructors: £100 (no change)

Seamanship Skills: £150

Responses: We intend to get back to all applicants by the end of April.  Please note that following the offer of a place on a course, full payment (online only) and all paperwork will be required to secure that place. 

 All enquiries should be made to Georgie Child and Charlie Vivian at bsscsailtraining@yahoo.co.uk