Our team of RYA instructors can provide a wide range of RYA training courses for both sail and power.  These include Stages 1-4 of the Youth Sailing Scheme, Levels 1-3 of the National Dinghy Scheme, Advanced Modules of the National Dinghy Sailing Scheme, Powerboat Levels 1&2, Safety Boat Certificate and First Aid.  Courses are aimed at HSC members, however temporary membership is usually an option for short courses. 

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Susan Miskelly took over the role of Principal and Rear Commodore Training from Sarah Jeffrey at the end of the 2018 season. We extend a huge thank you to Sarah who led the training team throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The club has been fortunate to have two such experienced and dedicated members in this important role.

Monday Nights Improvers

21 children attended on Monday evenings with the aim of improving their sailing. Congratulations go to all the children who achieved Stages 2, 3 and 4 and to those who went on to achieve some of the advanced modules of the National Dinghy Sailing Scheme.  Well done! 

Tuesday Nights Beginners

We had a dedicated evening for complete beginners with 9 children attending on Tuesday evenings.  Having such a small group ensured a great student-to-instructor ratio and lots of progress was made.  Well done to all of those children who achieved their Stage 1 this season. We look forward to welcoming you all back next year!

Summer Week

12 children attended our summer week in July and what a great week we had.  The weather was fantastic and we had great fun out on the water improving our sailing skills. 


A special thank you must go to all of our HSC Instructors. Training couldn't happen without them all so a huge thank you! 

Special mention must go to our four newly qualified Dinghy Instructors: Georgia McLeod, Daniel Tait, James Forsyth and Calum Bell.  Their achievement ensures an even stronger instructor team for next season.  Congratulations must also go to our newly qualified Assistant Instructors: Eilidh McQueen, Callum Sumsion and Fabio Giarchi.  Thank you for all of your help this year and welcome to the training team!