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Improvers Coaching

The RYA Youth and Adult beginner courses provide an excellent introduction to sailing. So, to encourage our students to continue sailing at the club and enjoying their membership we have recently introduced the 'Improvers Coaching which gives an opportunity for people to refine and improve their skills in a structured and safe environment with an RYA qualified instructor on hand to give help and advice. Our aim is to give inexperienced members more confidence to participate in the clubs 'Free Saturdays' where people can sail with only rescue boat cover provided.


The coaching is not RYA recognised so there is no formal syllabus or certificate. This means that to an extent the coaching can be tailored to the students' needs and it may cover such things as:

  • Practising RYA Level 1 and 2 skills
  • Overview of Racing
  • Seamanship skills

To attend the coaching individuals should have attained RYA level 2 or have a similar level of ability (be able to rig the boat, competently sail around a triangular course and recover from a capsize). The coaching can be undertaken in your own boat and there are a limited number of club training boats which may be used.

The coaching costs £60 per person (for current members of Thornbury Sailing Club).

Please return a filled in Application Form to reserve a place or contact the Sail Training Officer for more information.

Last updated 10:56 on 8 July 2021

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