Training (Exclusive to members)


The club offers a comprehensive programme of training each year. Dates for particular scheduled training can be found in the Club Programme and with further updates and information communicated by the News and Event pages, club newsletters and regular e-mails to members.

If you are interested in any training we could offer or just wish to get further details of any of the intiitives we are currently running please complete a request form

OOD Training Every member is asked to help with OOD duties (running the races). It is appreciated that many are newcomers and unaware of their responsibilities. To address this we always ensure that inexperienced members are on duty with the inexperienced. In addition We regularly run a one day introduction to this duty covering:

  • General introduction to the club safety boats
  • Where to find everything
  • Start sequence and flags
  • Timing
  • Course setting
  • Using the club computer to record finish times


We try and make this a fun day and you will get a chance to practice your boat handling in the RIBs. OOD training is open to all, there is no need to book and dates are published in the club programme.

Junior Training - Friday Club - aims to provide a regular training programme for our junior sailors. This year the Friday training will be focussed on the beginners and intermediate sailors - ie those who can sail but need to build their confidence as well as ability. These sessions are aimed at all and will be just as applicable for potential Ben Ainslies as well as those who wish just to sail.

Junior Training - Saturdays aims to provide training for the more experienced juniors - those wishing to learn more about racing will be coached to improve racing skill, those just wanting to get on the water and have a blast will get the opportunity improve their technique. We will aim to structure these sessions to the needs and wishes of the participants.

Adult Training - This year adult training will focus on the needs of beginners and intermediate sailors. The RYA Adult Participation Scheme will provide coaches/instructor to supplement the sessions given by the club instructors and coaches.  As with the junior training registration details will be communicated when available. The dates are in the programme and further details will be communicated nearer the time.
Adult training sessions will be arranged in 2017.  Please register your interest on the request form

The Friday Club, Junior Training Saturdays and the Adult training days will incur a charge. These charges allow the club to use external instructors and coaches to reduce the pressure on the club coaches and instructors and to improve the club's training facilities for the benefit of everyone. In the past fees have been used to fund instructor and coach training and to purchase a video camera and projector.

Supervised Sailing and other days with Safety Cover will be less formal - we will be guided by what the participants want to learn. We could have fun races, one-to-one coaching of sailing technique, we could play water games or just go for a sail. The aim is that everyone just gets on the water and hopefully learns something. These will be ideal sessions for novices to sail with more advanced sailors and for those with specific things they want to try to be able to do this in a safe environment with instructors on hand.

RYA Training Days are coaching days targeted specifically at juniors. On these days the RYA provide a professional coach, funded by Sport England for the benefit of youth sailors (under 24 in RYA terms). Our aim is to use these sessions to inspire the youth at Calshot (all abilities) to improve so that they can be good club sailors/racers or perhaps go further. Participants for these sessions will be selected mainly from the Friday Club attendees and preference will be given to those who participate in club events. We have also scheduled some days int he school holidays - look in the programme and keep an eye out for news.

RYA Powerboat Level 2 The club is aims to offer a formal RYA Powerboat Level 2 course to club members at a reduced price. Professional Instructors will provide tuition in boat handling, seamanship and safety over a 2 day period. The course cost will be announced when the course is offered, but will be less than commercial centres. These courses will be organised when we have 3 or more people on the waiting list

Please add your name to the list by filling out the training request form

Training Notes - some notes prepared during training have been put here for your use.

Instructor Pages Various rescources for club instructors can be found on this page