What to wear for a training day

If you are attending a training day at YOSC or any other dinghy training centre, please remember you are in a boat and may get cold and wet, so bring a towel and a full change of clothes.

  • A short or full wetsuit is ideal for sailing but failing that older sports style clothes that do not restrict your movement.
  • If you have deck shoes, bring them, but failing that old trainers/plimsolls are fine. The bottom of the dinghy will probably be wet, particularly if it has been capsized.
  • Bring a waterproof.
  • Sunglasses/hat and suncream if it’s going to be sunny.
  • The club have a supply of appropriate buoyancy aids but if you have a your own you are welcome to bring it. Please note that water-ski/surf style crash jackets are not suitable for sailing dinghies.
  • Crash hats are available and must be used by all children under 10 when involved in training. The Chief Instructor may also dictate their use according to weather conditions.

There are not any shops close to hand so you will have to bring any refreshments including packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day as is use of the kettle.

We have changing facilities where you can leave your equipment, obviously at your own risk.

YOSC Child Protection Policy

In line with RYA guidance, you can find the RYA/YOSC Child Protection Policy -

Booking and Fees


To make an enquiry or to book a course, please fill in the contact form by following this link and we will be in touch.

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Club membership is required for all courses.

Associate    - £30

Single adult - £75

Junior          - £20

Student       - £30

Family         - £95

Adult dinghy sailing course costs are as follows:

  • Level 1 two day course £20
  • Level 2 four day course £145
  • Levels 1 and 2 combined £150


  • Stages 1 and 2 of Youth Scheme  two day course £20
  • Stages 3 and 4 four day course £145
  • Stages 1 to 4 combined £150

Discounts are available for multiple members of one family.

All persons attending training courses must also join the club.  Membership in the following year for paid members is free.