Shorebased Courses

Bolton Sailing Club is a recognised  training centre of the Royal Yachting Association.

Please contact if you are interested in attending one of the courses being held at Bolton SC.

Once you’ve passed, please send a copy of your certificate to so that the Bolton Sailing Club training records can be kept up-to-date.


RYA First Aid Certificate

This course is a requirement for all Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors to complete prior to their instructor/coach training course.

It teaches you the recovery position in a confined space, CPR, including the drowning protocol, cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF and helicopter rescue.

After the course you will have a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft.

Assumed Knowledge:                    None.

Eligibility:                                        Anyone.

Course duration:                            1 day.

There are currently no First Aid courses planned at Bolton Sailing Club, but we can arrange one if we have enough people interested.

First Aid courses at other clubs and sailing centres are listed below:

Dates:                                            14 Apr.

Venue:                                            Hollingworth SC (Adam Savage –

Course Fee:                                   £60.


Dates:                                            15 Apr, 22 Apr 09:00 – 17:00.

Venue:                                            Wirral Sailing Centre (0151 625 3292).

Course Fee (BSC members):         £75.


Dates:                                             25 May, 8 & 29 Jul, 17 Aug, 14 & 31 Oct.

Venue:                                            Plas Menai (0300 300 3112).

Course Fee (BSC members):         £120.


Date:                                             1 Dec.

Venue:                                            Elton SC (Adam Savage –

Course Fee:                                   £60.


RYA Safe & Fun Safeguarding

This course is suitable for anyone working with children and vulnerable adults at recognised RYA training centres such as Bolton Sailing Club.

It provides a basic level of knowledge and awareness of safeguarding and child protection in the context of realistic scenarios that anyone could encounter at the club.

It is a requirement for all newly qualifying Level 2 Racing Coaches, Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors to complete prior to their instructor/coach training course. They must also complete a pre-course worksheet which is accessed within the Safe & Fun course, and take that with them to the instructor course.

After the course you will understand good safeguarding practice, how to recognise potential signs of abuse, how to deal with it and who to refer any concerns to.

Follow this link for  more information and a taster:

Assumed Knowledge:                   None.

Eligibility:                                       Minimum age 16 years.

Course duration:                           Typically 3 hours.

Dates:                                            Online in your own time, at your own pace.


Course Fee:                                 £10.


RYA Disability Awareness

Assumed Knowledge:                   None.

Eligibility:                                       Anyone.

Course duration:                           1 day.

Dates:                                            Sat 23 Jun – POSTPONED until later in the year due to lack of numbers

Venue:                                            Bolton SC.

Course Fee:                                   Free.


Paying For a Course at Bolton SC

Payments should be made ASAP in advance of the course.

Payments can be made with cash, cheque (please write on the back of the cheque the title of the course), or BACS transfer:

  • Bank: HSBC
  • Account name: Bolton Sailing Club
  • Account number: 5222 2485
  • Sort code: 40-12-25
  • Reference: Title of course (e.g. Adult L1&2, PB L1&2, Seamanship,…)


Cancellation Policy

No place will be confirmed on courses held at Bolton Sailing Club until payment of the course fee has been received. 25% of all course fees are non-refundable if you drop out.

You understand that the Co-ordinator of an event held at Bolton Sailing Club may cancel or postpone the event at any stage in the case of bad weather, equipment failure or otherwise. Under such circumstances the event will either be re-arranged or the course fee refunded.