RWYC Adult Training and Adult Squad 2019

The Royal Windermere Yacht Club (RWYC) set up an ‘Adult Training Squad’ in April 2015 to complement the existing Youth Squad by providing assistance to adult sailors.  We are now able to expand and formalise this training scheme.

With the help of our registered charity the RWYC Sailing Academy**we now have purpose-built training boats in the form of two Laser Bahias; (added to the three RS Fevas also purchased by the Academy) and this now allows us to provide high quality Adult Training. The Fevas and Bahias will also allow our Juniors to progress to sailing larger boats and eventually to join our dinghy racing programme.

Adult Training is a RWYC training provision, in association with Ark Sailing.

Types of Courses on offer; RYA Dinghy Courses to various Levels; Powerboat Level 2; RYA Small Keelboat Courses etc.,

All bookings must be made through the RWYC;  All payments for Courses must be made prior to the courses taking place.

2 Day Courses Powerboat Level 2 @ £220 per person, 3 people per course, (an arrangement for 2 people per course may be possible by arrangement); at a time to be agreed.

2 Day Courses RYA Dinghy Level 1 or 2 @ £150 per person, 3-6 people per course, (an arrangement for 2 people per course may be possible by arrangement); at a time to be agreed.

2 Day Courses RYA Keelboat Level 1 or 2 @ £150 per person, 3 people per course, please contact Neil Mulhall direct by email to [email protected] or phone 07879 334852

Contact the Club through [email protected] .. discuss your requirements,.. efforts will be made to make up 3 course participants at times to suit.

Adult Squad.  The Squad is supported by existing Club members on a volunteer basis. The Squad meets on Sunday mornings each week during the sailing season: Sundays 10am – 12noon.

Sunday Sessions are intended for members wishing to improve their skills in their own boats or to make use of the Club boats under supervision. There will be an emphasis on race training, leading to members taking part in Club activities. It is hoped that we can accommodate a facility for juniors to upgrade from Youth Squad towards RWYC race involvement thereby reducing ‘drop outs’ from our training programs. Escort facilities will be provided by volunteers. There will be opportunities for Club members who have gained their Powerboat Level 2 Certificate to make use of, and practice, their skills by volunteering for Adult Squad escort support.

Membership and participation does not lead to any ‘levels’ or ‘certificates’ at the moment.

The Adult Squad is open to existing members of the Club and is provided free of charge by volunteers. Participation can be extended to parents of junior squad members and non-members by means of a registration fee.

Volunteers are requested from ALL fleets of the Club!! You just have to be willing to pass on your sailing skills to others.  Please email Nigel Hutchinson (Squad Leader) on   [email protected]

  • if you would be interested in becoming an Adult Squad member
  • if you would be interested in becoming an Adult Squad volunteer

Please make it clear to which you are referring

**The Club’s membership renewal packs include more information about the RWYC Sailing Academy charity and gift aid donation forms. Please contact Graham Murray at  [email protected] if you require any more information on the RWYC Sailing Academy’s activities.