Learn sailing and powerboating at Cramond!

The Cramond Boat Club is an RYA Recognised Training Centre approved to train club members in the two introductory levels and all five advanced modules of the RYA National Sailing Scheme. CBC also offers RYA Powerboat training for those aged 12 and above.

All instructors are RYA qualified and the courses all apply the club's approved child protection policy. Cramond Sailability have a full input to training.

Anyone who would like to learn to sail or drive a powerboat is welcome to join the club and take part in our training activities. If you are new to sailing, our Level 1 and 2 course covering the two RYA introductory modules is the ideal place to start:

Level 1: Start Sailing Covers the minimum knowledge required to get afloat under supervision.

Level 2: Basic Skills Develops your skills to enable you to to sail a dinghy on your own in fair conditions.

Similarly, the Powerboat Level 1 and 2 course offers the ideal introduction to powerboating, teaching launching/recovery, mooring and anchoring and all the other boat handling skills required to achieve a basic level of competence.

Apart from a small enrolment fee of around £20, CBC makes no charge to take part in its training programme. However, for insurance reasons, all trainees MUST be members of the club. Please see the Membership section on the General tab for details about membership categories and current subscriptions.


- No special equipment needed, the club can supply lifejackets and any equipment required.

- All you need initially are warm clothes, waterproofs, old trainers or dinghy boots. Changing facilities and hot showers are available in the clubhouse.

Training Module Request Forms

If you are already a member of the club and would like to indicate your interest in a particular RYA module, please download a copy of our Training Module Request Form, or pick up a copy at the clubhouse, and return it to the Training Officer (see Contact Page). The form also provides an outline of the individual RYA modules offered. Click here to download the pdf form.

Click here to download an enrolment form to register for any of the training modules.

Please note that 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.