For Adult Sailors we offer a complete programme of courses from learning to sail right through to racing and performance sailing. If you’ve done some sailing before but just need a hand to get going again then we run a ‘Back on the Water’ clinic, which does what it says on the tin!
As a member of HSC you also have access to the Powerboat 2 and Safety Boat qualifications, which help keep our members safe on the water.
As you progress through your sailing career there are also opportunities to become Instructors (Assistant, Dinghy and Powerboat). Junior sailors follow the RYA Stage 1-4 Training Scheme, and quickly get into racing. Apart from the certified courses our Youths and Juniors meet regularly on Sunday mornings for youth coaching, and are welcome to join in the Sunday races.
Many of our younger sailors join the RYA Zone Squads and Development Squads and take part (and win) National events.
HSC - A Recognised Training Centre
We offer RYA certified training courses for dinghy sailing and power boating. We have a large nucleus of home-grown, experienced, qualified instructors. Courses are for members and non club members, although members benefit from reduced fees. Club membership will allow you to hire our Club boats. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you may want to develop your sailing and racing skills further in the boat of your choice. You can achieve this through our summer 'improver' sailing courses.
Booking a Course Place
|Tuesday Taster||Starter||One evening session||Child/youth/adult||more|
|OnBoard||Starter/beginner||4 evenings sessions||Youth||more|
|Back on the Water||Beginner/Improver||6 evening sessions||Youth/adult||more|
|Adult 'Go Sailing'||Beginner/Improver||Saturday PM||Adult||more|
|Ladies Fun Day||All levels||One Saturday||Adult||more|
|Junior Start Sailing||Starter||2 day course||Child||more|
|Youth Sailing Week||All youth levels||3 days (summer)||Child/youth||more|
|Youth Windsurfing (not RYA Accredited)||All youth levels||2 days||Child/Youth||more|
|RYA Dinghy Level 1||Starter||2 days||Youth/Adult||more|
|RYA Dinghy Level 2||Beginner||2 days||Youth/Adult||more|
|RYA Dinghy Level 3||Improver||2 days||Youth/Adult||more|
|Dinghy Seamanship Skills||Experienced||2 days||Adult||more|
|Dinghy Start Racing||Improver||2 days||Adult||more|
|Sailing with Spinnakers||Experienced||2 days||Adult||more|
|Duty Officer (Race)||Experienced||One Saturday||Adult||more|
|Duty Officer (non-race)||N/A||4 hours||Adult||more|
|Dinghy Instructor||Experienced||6 days||Adult||more|
|Assist Dinghy Instructor||Experienced||6 days||Youth/Adult||more|
|Sailwave Training||N/A||One evening||All||more|
|RYA Powerboat level 2||Beginner||2 days||Youth/Adult||more|
|RYA Safety Boat||Beginner/level2||2 days||Youth/Adult||more|