Want to learn to sail? GSC offers a wide range of courses to both members and non-members and is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre.

Which courses do we run...


Courses available to everyoneLaser Picos - Training Course

- RYA Dinghy Sailing Levels 1,2 & 3
- RYA Youth Sailing Stages 1,2,3 & 4
- RYA Start Racing

Courses available to Members Include;

- RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2
- RYA Safety Boat
- First Aid Courses

GSC’s training fleet consists of...

- 6 Toppers
- 9 Optimists
- 3 Sport 14
- 2 RS Visions
- 2 RS Fevas
- 4 Laser Picos - click here for a YouTube video showing how to rig a Pico 
- 2 Wanderers

Training this year…

  • Safety Boat Refresher Day Starting: 05/04/2019
  • 2019 Beginners' Sailing Course – evenings Starting: 23/04/2019
  • RYA Safety Boat course Starting: 04/05/2019
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course Starting: 04/05/2019
  • Open Weekend & RYA "Push the Boat Out" Starting: 18/05/2019
  • Safety Boat Refresher Day Starting: 08/06/2019
  • Weekend Start Sailing Course Starting: 07/09/2019
  • Key: MO = Members Only

    Upcoming training…

    Key: MO = Members Only

    Training news…

    Two Girton SC members have triumphed in the Midlands final of the Honda RYA Youth Rib Championship. George Baxter, 15, and Edward Ryder, 10, will be heading to the national final at the Southampton Boat Show Sept 16th, to compete against 12 other competitors each in their respective age categories.
    George won his age group with a personal best time of 1:00, leaving second place 14 seconds behind him. Edward won his age group with a great time of 1:21 which was 11 seconds ahead of second place. Well done to both and good luck in Southampton.
    Link to article in the Nottingham Evening Post

    Racing Rules evening

    Always wanted to understand the rules of dinghy racing better.  Good understanding of the rules will help you more competitive since part of the ‘water-based chess game’ that is sailboat racing is using the rules to your advantage!

    Guest speaker, Jeff Coate (Notts County SC) will ensure you have a full grasp of how the rules apply to the best sport in the world!

    May 10th starting at 7:00 pm.

    Refreshments will be available.

    All members welcome!

    Get in touch...

    If you are interested in learning to sail or taking part in one of our courses contact the Training Principal at training@girtonsc.com.

    Booked onto a dinghy training course - find out what to wear and other useful information - Click here