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Learn sailing, powerboating, and windsurfing at Cramond!

The Cramond Boat Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre approved to train club members.

We offer introductory levels of the RYA National Sailing Scheme to adults and levels 1-4 of the RYA Youth Training Scheme for those aged 10 and above. We also offer Advanced RYA sailing courses.

Our RYA Powerboat training for those aged 12 and above includes beginner-level and safety boat courses. A new addition to our training is the RYA Beginner Windsurfing course.

The Cramond Sea Scouts are major partners in the club's training programme.

All our instructors are RYA qualified and are trainined in first aid. All courses apply the club's approved child protection and data protection policies. We have a fleet of fully-equipped safety boats that cover our training activities.

Many of our students progress from our training courses to become independent sailors and powerboat drivers. The club facilitates this by offering the free use of club sailing dinghies, including double-handed and single-handed boats. When graduating from our powerboat courses you will be encouraged to hone you skills by crewing and helming one of our safety ribs.

For members under 18 years old we have the Cadet section that provides opportunities to build on your newly acquired skills alongside people of your own age.

You must enrol as a club member before joining our training courses. See the Membership page for details about membership categories and current subscriptions. There is an additional fee of £50 per training course.


  • You must have suitable clothing for the course, for example a good wetsuit or drysuit, spray top and dinghy sailing boots. The club will supply buoyancy aids. Please contact the Training Officer ([email protected]) for advice.

  • Changing facilities and hot showers are available in the clubhouse.

  • CBC reserves the right to cancel any training module if insufficient enrolments have been received by 1 week prior to the start of the course. In such a case, any monies received will be returned.
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