Training at Bala


We have an extensive range of training programmes at the club – some formal, others less so. All of the courses are great fun – regardless of the weather! Our training team has a wide range of skills and experience, and all of our formal courses are accredited with the RYA.

Taster Session

Try Sailing is a taster session aimed to introduce you to the fantastic world of sailing. It is an excellent opportunity for beginners to try out something new and keep active! Our friendly and confident instructors will provide you with a fun and active 5 hour session, equipping you with basic sailing skills and manoeuvres out on the water.

If you find that you like sailing and want to learn, you can get a 25% discount on one of our learn to sail courses by booking on the day. For further details please phone 07749 337534 or email Bala Training

Learn To Sail

These certificated courses teach you to sail to RYA Level 2 or Young Sailor Scheme Level 3.

Course 1 (4 days,all ages)8/9 & 15/16 June 2019
Course 2 (4 days,all ages)10/11 & 17/18 August 2019

Cost: £195. All 4 days must be completed to gain your qualification.

To book your place, please download the booking form here and send (with payment) to: Bala SC Training Principal
5 School Cottages 
Wrexham Road 
Marchwiel 
Wrexham 
LL13 0PN

Powerboat Training (Club members only, aged 18+)

Our power boat drivers are a key part of safety and race management at the club.

Powerboat Level 2

Powerboat level 2 is a two-day course run over two weekends and is open to club members over the age of eighteen years. Members must have the PB2 qualification in order to drive the club’s RIBs. The course covers basic boat checks, pre-launch checks and basic powerboat handling skills at both low and high speed.

Powerboat Level 2 Course6/7 April 2019Course Fee: £50

Safety Boat

The Safety Boat course is a two-day course and is open to club members who have held a PB2 qualification for at least one full season. The course builds on PB2 skills when providing safety cover for dinghies, windsurfers and canoes at events and regattas. Safety equipment, race management, crew communication and rescue techniques.

Safety Boat Course12/13 October 2019Course Fee: £50

More powerboat courses may be available on request.

To book your place, please download the booking form here and send (with payment) to:

Bala SC Training Principal
5 School Cottages 
Wrexham Road 
Marchwiel 
Wrexham 
LL13 0PN

First Aid Course

This First Aid course follows the RYA syllabus and is designed to provide a practical working knowledge of First Aid for all sailors and those driving Power Boats. It meets the requirements for RYA Dinghy, Windsurfing, Sportsboat and Cruising Instructors.

A copy of the latest edition of the First Aid Manual forms the course syllabus and is included in the course fee. A copy can be collected on the day of the course. 

The RYA First Aid course is structured to include in greater detail points relevant to sailing, i.e. hypothermia, drowning and treating injuries in a confined space. 
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Course Date: please contact Bala Training if interested

For further details please phone 07749 337534 or email Bala Training