Powerboat Courses

SYCSA are running an RYA Safetyboat course (2 days course) on Saturdays, 13th & 20th February 2016.

This course will follow the RYA Safetyboat scheme, leading to the Safetyboat certificate. It is designed as a fleet rescue qualification, so you are able to provide safety or support cover to a range of craft, particularly sailing or windsurfing.
Participants must be 16yr or over, and have one seasons driving experience. A Safety Boat Handbook will be supplied in advance; it is expected that students will study the handbook prior to starting the course
The cost is £210.00, but this is reduced to £165.00 for Durleigh members.

Whilst the RYA feel that the Safety Boat Certificate is the ideal level of training, we appreciate that not all aspects of this course are applicable to our sailing at Durleigh.

With this in mind SYCSA can offer an alternative of a one day Basic Rescue Skills course, running on Saturday 5th March

This course will follow the parts of the Safety Boat course relevant to small clubs, like Durleigh Sailing Club, and aims to provide the skills and knowledge to help club powerboat drivers in basis rescue techniques for the types of craft that sail at Durleigh.

Please note, this is an independent training course, and does not have RYA certification, although in-house certification will be given. If RYA certification is required, the you should take the RYA Safety Boat Course
Participants must be 16yr or over, and ideally have one seasons driving experience.
The cost is £75.00 for Durleigh members.
Safety boat handbooks are not included in the course fee, but can be purchased from SYCSA for £9.50 (£10.99 from the RYA)

If anyone is interested, or would like more information, please contact:
Pete Sedgwick on powerboat@sycsa.org.uk, or telephone 01278 671470.

Sea Cadets Gig

The Sea Cadets (who sail at Durleigh) in conjunction with the Hope Project are holding a Fundraising Gig. The cost is £15 per person and includes a meal, drink and raffle tickets!

The band, Ultra Vinyl, played at our regatta this year. Due to the short notice two of their members were unable to play but the full line up will be there for this one.

It is on Friday 27th November at 7:30pm in the:

Sea Cadets Hall, Waverly Road, Bridgwater TA6 3EX

Click on the poster to see more details:





Another new event for this years calendar.


Three races, two to count.     First race 2.15 pm

Entries can be single or double handed, with a crew of either sex

For Further information you can contact me on :-

Email :-  lynnharland@talktalk.net

Hope to see you on the water,

Lynn Harland, Sailing Secretary.

Waiting for Durleigh’s Girlies 



A New Event for your 2015 diary

Comet Race day will be held on Saturday 30th May.

Primarily a Trio Class Event, who will have their own finish times.

This event is open to all Class of Comet dinghies.

Three races, two to count.       First race 2.15pm

For further information you can contact me on :-

Email :-  lynnharland@talktalk.net 

See you on the water

Lynn Harland,  Sailing Secretary.


We have come to the end of the 2015 Icicle Series, during which we sailed in various weather conditions.

This has been an enjoyable series, and our thanks go to those who supplied cakes and refreshments for all. Also those who helped out with duties. Much appreciated.

We had a total of 19 participants, with 5 qualifiers. Well done to all who braved the elements.

The winners are  :-

1st   Tom Abbott

2nd  Bob Langford & Barry Darlington

3rd Tom Darlington

The 2015 Club Handicaps are now on display on the board in the clubhouse.

The Spring Series starts On Sunday 29th March.

See you on the water.

Lynn Harland,  Sailing Secretary.

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