Welcome to Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club

We are a friendly, family sailing club, located on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

We enjoy a stunning sailing area, a lively clubhouse that serves great food, and a great environment to learn to sail - especially for juniors.

Please browse the site to learn more, and do get in contact if you would like to visit or are interested in joining, and click here to see what's happening in the Clubhouse  See you on the water!

Saturday
Jul062019

SUMMER-BALL 2019 

Summer Ball 2019 24th August 2019 - for further information and tickets please contact claire@ormstells.co.uk 

Monday
Jun242019

SAILING WEEK 2019 - entries filling up fast!

Registration for BSSC Sailing Week 2019 is open until midnight on Sunday 11th August. Some of our fleets are very nearly full!

If you intend to race please can you enter as soon as possible. Numbers are strictly limited for safety reasons and entries are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please click here to enter.

Many thanks

Karen, Matt, Claire and Rich

BSSC Sailing Week 2019 Team

 

Sunday
Jun022019

DINGHY INSTRUCTOR COURSE 

 
 
 
Dinghy Instructor Course

We have one place left out of six for the Dinghy Instructor Course running from Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July. Cost is £250.
You will need to do a preassessment on the water on either Tuesday 25 June or Sunday 14 July.
To qualify as a DI you will also need to pass a First Aid course and Powerboat 2 course.
The RYA define the level of expertise needed as “experienced sailor in strong winds”.

If you would like to be considered for this place on the course please email me at tim@timhow.com.
Tim How
 

 

Friday
May312019

Sailing Week August 19th - 23rd

Registration for BSSC Sailing Week 2019 is now open!

Please click here.

 

Sunday
Apr282019

Powerboat Level 2 Course on 25-26 May.

 

We now have spaces available on a Powerboat Level 2 Course on 25-26 May.If you are interested, please contact Nick Williams bssccourses@gmail.com

Many thanks,
Nick 


Brancaster Staithe Sailing Club
Please note that the availability stated in the above email is correct at the time of writing. We are unable to hold places and full payment is required to secure your place. A booking is not confirmed until you receive confirmation in writing. 

 

Thursday
Feb282019

Sail Training Notes 2019

Notes for Sail Training 2019          

  

Hello Members – we are looking forward to another Sail Training week this year which is taking place from 4th-11th August. 

 

Dates and timings: 

27th and 28th July: Seamanship Skills

2nd/3rd/4th August: Trainee Assistant Instructors

Sunday 4th August: Indicative Timings

13:00 Lead Instructor Briefing

13:30 Briefing All Instructors 

14:00 Staggered Boat Checks (to include Safety Boats)

17:00 Parent and Child Briefing (everyone to attend) 

17:30 Safety Boat and Volunteer Briefing 

18.00 BBQ

 

Courses will be run over the period Monday 5th August – Saturday 10th August.

Sunday 11th August: Prize Giving at 10.30am


For any further queries, please email bsscsailtraining@yahoo.co.uk.

Georgie Child and Charlie Vivian

  
  
BSSC Sail Training Committee
Thursday
Jan032019

Powerboat Courses 2019

Dear Member

 

We are pleased to continue to offer Powerboat Courses and have now finalised the dates for 2019, further details along with pricing below. 

Having now gained recognition for the RYA Safety Boat Course, we will be offering this in addition to PBL1, PBL2 and 2 and 4-hour private sessions (these can also be undertaken in your own boat).

 

RYA Powerboat Level 1

 

Content: Basic boat handling, including launching and recovery, steering controls, securing to a buoy and leaving and coming alongside.

Duration: 1 Days (6 hours total of which 4 hours is spent on the water).

Pre Course Ability: None required

Ability after course: An understanding of how to launch and recover a powerboat, and an awareness of the basic controls and safety considerations. 

Students will be issued with an RYA Powerboat Level 1 Certificate upon successful completion of the course. 

Students under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate (subject to successful completion). 

Price and Dates: Please contact us for more details. 

Minimum Age: 12. Students under 16, must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. 

 

RYA Powerboat Level 2

 

Content: Basic boat handling, launching and recovery of craft, picking up a mooring, coming alongside, anchoring, driving at planing speed, man overboard. Theory of tides, weather, collision regulations, buoyage and introduction to navigation.

Duration: 2 Days (16 hours total of which 4 hours is spent on the water each day).

Pre Course Ability: None required

Ability after course: Self sufficient small powerboat driver.

Students will be issued with an RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate upon successful completion of the course. They will also be eligible to apply for an International Certificate of Competence (ICC).

Powerboat Level 2 is also a pre-requisite to complete an RYA Dinghy Instructor Course.

Students under 16 will be issued with an endorsed certificate (subject to successful completion) but will not be eligible to apply for the ICC.

Minimum Age: 12. Students under 16, must be accompanied by a parent / guardian. 

Price:             Members: £320

Non Members: £350

Bookings of 3 people are eligible for 10% discount.

Dates:           

                        May:  25-26

                        June: 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30

                        July: 6-7, 20-21

                        August: 17-18, 24-25

                        September: 7-8

                        October: 5-6, 19-20

 

RYA Safety Boat

 

Content: Techniques for assisting dinghies and windsurfers, providing safety cover, search and rescue patterns and towing. Theory of rescuing kite surfers and canoes / kayaks and equipment to be carried on board.

Duration: 2 Days (16 hours total of which 4 hours is spent on the water each day).

Pre Course Ability: Students must hold a Coastal RYA Powerboat Level 2 Certificate. An understanding of sailing is also beneficial. 

Ability after course: Able to provide Safety Boat cover for sailing dinghies and windsurfers.

Students will be issued with an RYA Safety Boat Certificate upon successful completion of the course. This is a pre-requisite course to become an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor. 

Minimum Age: 16

Price:             Members: £320

Non Members: £350

Bookings of 3 people are eligible for 10% discount.

Dates:            Any PBL2 scheduled date. 

 

Private Powerboat Tuition (2 Hours)

Content: This is private tuition and can be tailored to you and can be run in your own boat. Please note that you must ensure you have valid insurance cover to have tuition carried out in your own craft. 

This is not an RYA course and is therefore not certificated. 

Duration: 2 Hours (on the water) 

Pre Course Ability: None required

Price:             £195 (£100 in own boat)

The above price is for up to 3 people. Please note that 3 or 4 hour sessions can also be arranged. Further details upon request.

 

For all enquiries or to make a booking, please contact Nick Williams. bssccourses@gmail.comTel: 07704 422548. (Note he deals with all enquiries at weekends and in the evening).

 

Full payment and confirmation in writing from us is required to secure a booking.