2 days: Sunday 26th Aug and Sunday 2nd Sept

Course Fee: £125

Open to good club racers with personal knowledge of club and/or regional racing and a broad basis of coaching skills.

It is an intense 2 day course looking at the theory of coaching and applying it in a practical series of on the water exercises. By the end of the course you will be able to deliver and award RYA Start, Intermediate and Advanced Racing.

Members can book a place on the course by visiting: https://www.rya.org.uk/…/race-coa…/Pages/course-booking.aspx

Non-members please email training@helensburghsailingclub.co.uk to request a place.

Summer Junior Sail Training 2017  (8 - 16 years old)

The Summer sailing week course is for those children who have no sailing experience or already hold RYA Start Sailing Stages 1, 2 or 3. This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited. To request a place on the course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 8th June giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications. 

 Registration

Those children allocated a place will be notified by email.  For those children Parents/guardians should complete the application form and medical declaration form and send to the club office, together with a cheque made out to Helensburgh Sailing Club for the full amount. 

PLEASE NOTE: Places on the course will not be confirmed until payment has been received.  If payment isn’t received by the due date (Friday 15th June) your place will be offered to the next child on the waiting list.

Training Dates

Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July 0930 to 1630

Course Information

Training will start at 0930 hrs with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 1600 hrs with students able to be collected at 1630 hrs. Please ensure your child is collected promptly.  Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 0915.

All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this. If you already have a logbook, please bring this on day 1 and leave it with your instructor.  Please bring a packed lunch/snacks each day.

Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn).  As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate. 

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own.  Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition.  Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one.

All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership

The course fee is £200. Temporary membership is included for the duration of the course.

Full membership details are available via the "About" page of this website.

Our next RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course (age 14+) will be running across 4 evenings as follows:

  • Wednesday 23rd May 6pm till 9pm
  • Wednesday 30th May 6pm till 9pm
  • Thursday 31st May 6pm till 9pm
  • Wednesday 6th June 6pm till 9pm

This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence. It focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving at planing speed, and collision regulations. Space is limited so please contact the office asap to book onto the course: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Junior Training - Monday evenings (8 - 16 years old)

The Monday evening course is for those children who already hold at least RYA Start Sailing Stage 1 and are working towards achieving later stages.

This course is extremely popular and spaces are limited. To request a place on the course please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications.

Welcome Evening
For those children allocated a place a Welcome Evening will be held on Tuesday 1st May 2018. Parents/Guardians should attend from 18.30 - 19.30 (drop in) bringing with them the sailing logbook for the named child.

Training Evenings
Monday 7th May to Monday 25th June; and Monday 13th August to Monday 17th September. (17.30 - 20.30)

Course Information
Training will start at 17.30 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 20.00 with students able to be collected about 20.30. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 17.00.

All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this. Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn). As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate.

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own. Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition. Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one.


All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership
The course fee is £150.
Parents of children under 12 on 1st March 2018 must have membership of HSC.
Students over the age of 12 on 1st of March 2018 must take out Cadet membership if their parents are not members of HSC. Full membership details are available on this website. These sessions are hugely popular and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment!

See the right-hand bar for the forms to be completed.

Junior Training - Tuesday evenings (8 - 16 years old)

This course is for beginners. To request a place on the course please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your child’s name, DOB and a brief resume of their sailing experience or qualifications.

Welcome Evening
For those children allocated a place a Welcome Evening will be held on Tuesday 1st May 2018. Parents/Guardians should attend from 17.30 - 18.30 (drop in) and there will be an opportunity for the children to have a look at the boats etc after Registration.

Training Evenings
Tuesday 8th May to Tuesday 26th June; and Tuesday 14th August to Tuesday 18th September. (17.30 - 20.30)

Course Information
Training will start at 17.30 with students changed and dressed to go on the water. The boats will be off the water by 20.00 with students able to be collected about 20.30. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Instructors are not free to leave until all children have been collected. Instructional staff will be available from 17.00.

All students must be signed in/out of HSC. An instructor will be available in the foyer to assist with this. Students should have their own wetsuits and wear appropriate footwear (welly boots are not to be worn). As a wetsuit does not provide warmth when not in the water students MUST be in possession of a lightweight windproof and waterproof jacket or sailing oversuit to be worn when weather conditions dictate.

Buoyancy aids will be provided for those not having their own. Own buoyancy aids will be checked for fit and condition. Those whose are deemed unsuitable will be provided with a club one.


All students must be in possession of a complete change of dry clothing, shoes and towel.

Course Fee and Membership
The course fee is £150.
Parents of children under 12 on 1st March 2018 must have membership of HSC.
Students over the age of 12 on 1st of March 2018 must take out Cadet membership if their parents are not members of HSC. Full membership details are available on this website. These sessions are hugely popular and early booking is essential to avoid disappointment!

See the right-hand bar for the forms to be completed.