training centre

Notts County Sailing Club, is based at Hoveringham, Notts and is an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Training Centre we offer a wide range of accredited courses involving Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing, Power boating and First Aid. Unfortunately as a result go COPID we are not running any more courses in 2020, we can’t find a way to do this safely.

All our RYA qualified instructors and coaches are well trained enthusiastic volunteers, who teach solely for the love of the sport. We provide courses at different times throughout the year. The club is a recognised RYA Training Centre and able to issue RYA certificates. Our instructor ratios are shown below.

If you want to know more about individual courses please click on the links below which take you to the relevant details and prices or if the information you want is not there please Contact: 


Club Boats are NOT available for hire.

The club boats are primarily used for RYA courses and other club run organised training activities such as Saturday Club and Tuesday evening Racing. Members using them as part of these activities are required to ensure they are treated with care, cleaned down after use and all equipment stored securely after use.

Club boats can occasionally be made available for single session use, primarily for juniors with RYA Stage 3 qualification and adults who have recently completed an RYA L1+2 course at the club. Safety cover needs to be available and NCSC Covid hygiene rules must be observed. A donation towards upkeep of the club boats is requested.

Currently NCSC Training have Toppers, Oppies and a Wayfarer available to members who fulfil the requirements.

All boats must be booked through Sarah Read, the Training Secretary, who will give full information including the suggested donation amount. Email:

The Laser fleet have a Laser available for longer term use during the Covid pandemic for sailors who are either currently unable to sail their double hander due to distancing regulations or looking to try out a Laser before purchasing their own.  For full details Email:

For more information on courses we hope to run in 2021 please follow the links below (we are running a waiting list): 

Lecture during the dinghy Start course Dinghy Sailing

Windsurfing start course in progress Windsurfing


Part of our training includes youngsters learning power boating for the Regional and National RYA Rib Challenge Powerboat

First Aid

Type of Craft Student Instructor Ratio
Crewed Dinghies 3:1 for beginners with instructor on board 

Max. 9:1 but no more than 6 boats per instructor

Single Handed Dinghies 6:1 (applies only whilst the boats are used as single-handers)
Keelboats Dayboats/keelboats max 4 students per boat 

1 instructor for no more than 9 persons

(e.g. 3 boats with 3 students in each boat)

Powerboats Levels 1 & 2 – 3:1 

Safety Boat Course – 6:1 (2 Boats)

Advanced Course – 6:1 (2 Boats)

Windsurfing 6:1
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