Summer sailing courses

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Sailing Courses for children ages 8 to 16 yrs will be taught over a 4 day course at St Catherine’s Sailing club, by suitably qualified instructors, giving expert tuition in dinghy handling and seamanship, leading to a qualification,  courses will go live after 8am, 28th February 2021, where ordinary paid up 2021 members will have priority.

The dinghy sailing courses offered this year will be..

19th to 22nd July (level 1-4)

26th to 29th July (level 1 to 4)

2nd to 5th August (level 1 to 4)

9th to 12th August (level 1 to 4)

16th to 19th August (level 1 to 4)

Private tuition will be by negotiation with the Chief Instructor during the dates of 19th July to 4th September

 Booking will be online through Webcollect

 It is hoped that families will continue to make use of the club, and become active members throughout the year.

2021 Course confirmation and bookings will go live after Feb 2021 Priority will be given to fully paid up ordinary members for the first week of bookings.

Please contact Justin Horton, Principal,  TC Training Center at St Catherine’s Sailing Club for further details or email at
We also run lots of private tuition sessions …see more info here>>>

Further information about the course content can also be obtained from the RYA Website

Please note the following terms and conditions:

  1. The person who will attend the course must be a current SCSC member (temporary or ordinary).  You will only be able to apply for a place if you are on our current membership database and priority is given to Ordinary members. If you are not sure please log on to Webcollect and check whether your subscription is current.
  2. All bookings will take place on our new Webcollect system and payments will be made using bank transfer.  The lessons are only visible once you have logged on to Webcollect.
  3. Full payment is required at the time of booking. Once confirmation of a place is received from Tony Cavey Training, refunds are not possible. Sailing, powerboat or first aid lessons missed, or courses cancelled, cannot be refunded or exchanged for alternative dates as our courses are mostly fully booked. In the event of lessons cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, we will endeavour to offer one alternative date.  We are a non profit making training centre administered by volunteers.

General information

Our sailing courses follow the RYA learn to sail programme.  We welcome children  of at least 8 years old (by 31st August ie in school year 3).

We have a great team of RYA qualified dinghy sailing instructors – distinctive in their yellow T-shirts – who look forward to teaching and instilling a love of sailing and how to be safe at sea.  Our instructors all have the RYA First Aid qualification.

Clothing required for the sailing courses:

  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit style shoes or old trainers (no open toes)
  • A packed lunch is also required for the summer holiday courses

St Catherine’s Sailing Club are able to order GUL sailing gear at reduced rates.  Please see the GUL website for their range.  If you wish to order GUL gear through SCSC please email Karen Roworth here

Our fleet includes:  Omega, Pico,  Feva, Optimist dinghies.

Own boat tuition / family groups are also welcome.

Additional Sailing Information

We hope that all our sailors will receive a certificate at the end of their course.  However sometimes they might need to practice their newfound skills a bit more to achieve that level.

Also we regret that we may be unable to swap course days if your child is unable to make their lesson.

What next?…

Once our  sailors have completed their course, we hope they will want to join in with club sailing at St Catherine’s Sailing Club.  The club will be offering our newly qualified sailors, coached racing to help them get them started.  For information about club sailing please contact  our commodore Ben Rogers.