Training at Bosham Sailing Club

This year Bosham Sailing Club will again be offering some exciting RYA courses such as Youth stages, Adult levels and Powerboat 2 to name but a few. In addition to these, there will be some in-house training offered and as well as these water based courses, there will be shore based courses and details of all these sessions can be found on the links below.

The Bosham Sailing Club pathways for Adult and Youth Training explains the progression through the various courses available at the Club. Please click on the links below to take you to the relevant pathway.

Pathway to Youth Sailing & Schedule - RYA Youth Training Courses

Pathway to Adult Sailing & Schedule - RYA Adult Training & Powerboat Courses

In the above Schedules you will find dates and details of the sailing courses throughout 2018. The details include minimum entry requirements and also the course syllabus to aid members in deciding which courses are suitable for those taking part. If you are not sure which course is the suitable, please seek advice from the BSC Office where staff will be available to help and assist you as refunds cannot be made where a candidate is entered for an unsuitable course. Bookings for all courses can only be made online so to book your course, please click on the button below.

Course Booking



Race Training for Optimists, Toppers, and Lasers require a minimum entry of RYA Youth Sailing Stage 3 or equivalent experience (those who are not at this level cannot unfortunately be accepted on the course). Full details are available from the relevant Class Captains.

The Club currently has 28 dinghies in total for training, comprising of 18 x Optimists, 6 x RS Fevas and 4 x Laser Bahias. These boats are available for all those taking part in RYA Training Courses and will be allocated by the Course instructor.

Own Boat Tuition

You can if you wish, use your own boat for training. However, if in the opinion of the instructor the boat is not considered in a suitable condition nor suitably equipped for training, we reserve the right to refuse it going on the water, with no recourse to refund. In checking the equipment on the boats, only very minor repairs or additions may be undertaken by the Instructors on behalf of the Club. Parents must sign the disclaimer that their charge's boat has adequate buoyancy. Boats used for tuition must be insured to at least £2m Third Party Liability and this must include for use on training courses. All precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of all participants and boats, but due to the nature of learning, boats may have minor collisions. Neither the Club nor the instructors will be responsible for any damage to the boats taking part and your own boat is used at your own risk. We therefore recommend that Club boats are used for training courses.

1 to 1 Tuition

The Club can also offer one to one tuition. If you wish to use your own boat, please ensure you have read the paragraph above. If you wish to use a Club boat then there will be the appropriate hire fee plus an instructor fee of £40 per hour or if the instructor has to use one of the Club RIB’s, then the Instructor fee will be £60 per hour. However, this service must be approved by the Club Chief Instructor (Club Bosun) or in his absence the Club Secretary, before it can be booked through the Office, due to the demands upon Club resources.


If you would like to join a course and are currently not a BSC member you may join as a temporary member for the duration of the course. Temporary membership is £20 per day for Club Courses. If you subsequently decide to join BSC this will be deducted from first year fees.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

This course provides the skills and background knowledge needed by a competent powerboat driver and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.   

RYA Safety Boat

Widely acclaimed as one of the most useful boating courses available, this provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies and it includes how to recover a range of different watercraft. Minimum entry level RYA Powerboat Level 2.


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