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Try Sail - We will be running our annual Try Sail event on Saturday 12th May.  This event is weather dependent and currently the wind is looking favourable.  Boats will be available to have a go alongside a competent helm, from approx 3pm - 5:30pm.  Turn up from 2.30pm and put your name down to have a go for about 20 minutes.  We will do our best to get as many people out as conditions permit.

If you have a wetsuit bring it.  Wear old trainers which you don't mind getting wet (your feet will get wet) and wear comfortable trousers you can roll up and jumpers.  Jeans are not advised.  We will provide buoyancy aids and spray tops.

Tea, coffee and cakes available for all!


Training for Members - We will be running six on-water training sessions this year, with flexible guided training provided by our members (dates below), and a number of shore based training sessions.

Beginners' Courses - In 2018 we will be running beginners' courses in June and Sept, each course over two weekends. 

Course 1 - June - Fri 8th June (evening theory), Sat 9th June, Sun 10th June, Sat 16th June & Sun 17th June. - FULLY BOOKED

Course 2 - Sept - Fri 21st Sept (evening theory), Sat 22nd Sept, Sun 23rd Sept, Sat 29th Sept & Sun 30th Sept. - SPACES AVAILABLE

Course costs are approx £120, but will be offered free and priority to anyone joining the club for the entire year (see Membership pages for prices).

The first weekend will be taught at Portishead marina or at the Lake grounds on single handed Topper dinghies, the second weekend will be taught at Sugarloaf bay in 2-3 man Vision dinghies, with instructors alongside you.  This course aims to get attendees familiar with the basics of sailing and confident with sailing in the conditions found in the Bristol channel, alongside experienced sailors.  Discounts will be available for those joining PYSC. For more information contact

For information about junior sailing training please see our 'cadets' section.

Training in the Docks


General Training Events

The following training events will be run in 2017

Club Training Events

The following events will be run for club members.

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