Learn Sailing

Colne Yacht Club offers keelboat sail training to the standards of the RYA National Sailing Scheme. Whether you are a complete beginner, or someone with some previous experience, we offer the following levels and courses:

Level 1 - Start Sailing
Level 2 - Basic Skills
Level 3 - Better Sailing
Sailing with Spinnakers
Seamanship Skills

To register for one of these courses, please click here for a registration form.

We only train members! If you are not already a member we can offer you a temporary membership which lasts three months. Please click here for an application form. You can do one course under temporary membership, before applying for full membership.

If you're not sure about whether sailing is for you, why not do a Taster Session? This is a two hour session with a trained instructor. Complete the registration form for this. There is no requirement to be a Temporary Member for this.

When you have at least Level 2 sailing skills you will be able to consider becoming a 'Competent Skipper'. A current instructor will assess your ability to negotiate the harbour environment, and sail competently. Once you have this status, you are able to take out a Club Sonata as the skipper. The Club charges a small fee as a contribution towards maintenance and mooring fees. Please ask in the office for further details and a date for assessment.

PROGRAMME OF TRAINING FOR 2021

Training is available on the following dates:

Series A - Monday evenings - 17.00-20.15
5 April (Easter Monday), 12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May

Series B - Monday evenings - 17.00-20.15
10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 7 June

Series C - 3 day course - 09.30-15.00
Sun 6 June, 7 June, 8 June

Series D - 3 day course - 09.30-15.00
Wed 9 June, 10 June, 11 June

Series E - 3 day course - 09.30-15.00
Mon 6 Sept, 7 Sept, 8 Sept

Series F - 2 day course - 09.00-17.00
Thurs 9 Sept, 10 Sept

Other sessions may be possible if there is demand for particular dates, subject to instructor availabiilty.

If you need further information please phone 01206 302594 or email training@colneyachtclub.org.uk or pop in to the office at Colne Yacht Club, Waterside, Brightliingsea, CO7 0AX


Our Thanks to our Sponsors


ØRSTED KINDLY SUPPPORTS OUR CLUB WITH GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF BRAHMS

RAIL MARINE KINDLY SUPPPORTS OUR CLUB WITH GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP OF LISZT

Get in Touch


The Club no longer has a full time Administrator, emails and phone messages are monitored during the week by volunteers. The best way to contact the Club is by email using our email address waterside@colneyachtclub.org.uk