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2017 Training News Summary

We are running a RYA Dayskipper course (if also interested in yachtmaster then please enquire) starting the first week in October and finishing before Christmas. 
Location: Toddbrook Sailing Club, Reservoir Road, Whaley Bridge.
Time: 19.00 – 22.00 Wednesday nights starting Wednesday October 4 th .
The format: The aim is to run through the syllabus at the new Toddbrook SC hut at the speed the group wants to go at with tea and coffee close at hand. There will be 3 hours available each Wednesday night and we’ll send you away with about an hour of practice questions or a task to complete before the next session (we’re always available by email in-between).
The cost: £265 or £250 if you have your own Portland Plotter and Dividers. 
Any queries to: Clare Thorpe, clare4p@yahoo.co.uk (07761049755) or James Boyce (07709246216). 


Learn to sail 2017

Juniors (Year 6 and above.)

Booking essential

  • Returners course: Starts April 7th Fridays 6.00-8.30pm
  • Beginners course: Starts May 5th Fridays 6.00-8.30pm
  • Last session Friday July 28th

Junior membership: £20 (includes tuition). Use of buoyancy aids and sailing kit is free. There is £1 weekly charge for fuel.

Refreshments in the club house afterwards – hot chocolate, toast.

The beginners follow a structured course to learn to sail in both single handed and 2 person boats.

The returners follow the RYA junior sailing scheme Junior Stages 1-4 through to Assistant Instructor.

We will be aiming to take part in the Southport 12 hour race Sat 24th June and also some of the Derbyshire Youth Sailing events.

Juniors are encouraged to sail on Sundays and Wednesdays with the rest of the club. Use of club boats is free to juniors.


  • There will be four RYA Level 1 courses for adults and accompanied children.
  • The course covers the complete RYA Level 1 syllabus.
  • Participants are welcome to gain more practice with club members on Sunday, Wednesday and some Friday afternoons and Wed evenings as listed in the club sailing programme.
  • (Level 2 certificates can be gained by further tuition and assessment on request. Many sail hire centres request this qualification.)
  • Buoyancy aids will be provided. Wetsuits and spray jackets are available to borrow for most sizes.

Tuition Cost: £75.00 (discounts for family members)
RYA logbook and certificate: £10.00
(The full £75.00 cost includes associate club membership for 2017 and hire of the club boats for the season.)

Booking essential.

  • RYA Level 1 course 1 – Sat & Sun May 20/21st
  • RYA Level 1 course 2 – Sat & Sun June 17/18th
  • RYA Level 1 course 3 – Sat & Sun July 15/16th
  • RYA Level 1 course 4 – Sat & Sun Sept 23/24th

Adult and family taster sessions

Sunday afternoons June- September

Book a taster session £10.00 or family taster session £15.00 for a Sunday afternoon.

Gift vouchers available for a bespoke taster session £20.

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