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

#Our preferred method is through WebCollect. This is a straight forward, online process, offering different types of payment methods. Click on the logo to connect to WebCollect

Course Course Type Duration Users Link
Tuesday Taster Starter One evening session Child/youth/adult 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
RYA First Aid N/A 1 day Youth/Adult more