Learn to sail

Morecambe Sailing Club is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognised Training Centre with a waterbase on Morecambe Bay. We are subject to annual inspections and re-certification.

We run various approved RYA certificate courses, primarily to teach new members how to sail, and then to develop their skills and confidence. We want to help adults and children to enjoy what can become a lifelong interest.  We would welcome anyone interested in dinghy sailing and powerboating to join the Club to achieve their aims. Maybe visit us at the Clubhouse on a Friday night from 8.30pm to discuss your needs.

 

 

TRAINING PRINCIPAL – JOHN GIBBISON co-ordinates the training.

Instructors

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR, DINGHY SAILING-KEITH BYERS

INSTRUCTOR, DINGHY SAILING-PHIL PRESTON

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR, POWERBOAT-JOHN HODGSON

INSTRUCTOR, POWERBOAT-DIANE SILVESTER

 

 

THE MSC TRAINING CENTRE CAN PROVIDE INSTRUCTION FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Dinghy Courses

*Dinghy Level 1 – Start Sailing
*Dinghy Level 2 – Basic Skills
*Dinghy Level 3 – Better Sailing
*Dinghy Day Sailing
*Dinghy Start Racing
*Dinghy Seamanship Skills
*Dinghy Sailing with Spinnakers
*Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 1
*Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 2
*Youth Sailing Scheme – Start Sailing Stage 3

Powerboat Courses

*Level 1 Start Powerboating
*Level 2 Powerboat Handling
*Safety Boat Course

Theory Courses

First Aid Course


(*These RYA training courses are approved by the MCA for the purposes of paragraphs 3.7.8 of the Red Code and 3.4.4 of the SCV Code)

There is a small charge to members for all courses to cover basic costs of fuel and RYA course booklets and logbooks.

 

Links to RYA Course Guides:

Adult courses – Dinghy, Keelboat and Multihull

Youth courses – Dinghy, Keelboat and Multihull

Powerboat – Level 1

Powerboat – Level 2

Safety Boat

 

If you are between 12-18 years of age then have a look at out Youth Team pages for more information.

If you are unsure about sailing and want to have a taster then book onto one of our Discover Sailing days.

Dinghy and powerboat courses for non-members are possible but priority is given to members. Click here to send an email for more info