the fun starts here..

..THYC run an award winning RYA Recognised Training Centre, teaching both Club members & the wider community including individuals, schools & groups. If you would like to learn sailing, then look no further, courses run throughout the summer months & are tailored to suit. You do not have to be a Club member, places are offered on a first come, first served basis.

We also run RYA Powerboat Level 2 & RYA Safety Boat courses all year round.

the training centre.. operated in accordance with RYA standards and is inspected annually.  All staff are fully qualified & operate under the guidance of a senior instructor.

Protective clothing including personal buoyancy is provided.

Contact the Training Principal Micky Early:

..from April till the light nights fade, Friday evenings echo with the sound of under 18's learning to sail. Shrieks & screams, peals of laughter & tears of frustration are par for the course. Cold fingers & capsized boats are part of the serious fun of learning to sail! 

Below: Friday night in Middleton Harbour


..the Thursday evening sessions are for adults who wish to follow on & build from their RYA Level 1 certificate. Ideal for couples, friends or individuals, sail together in a double hander, or sail a single hander in a small group. An instructor is always on the water to help you gain confidence & improve your skills!

             Contact Micky:

For those who crave a little adventure there are always vacancies for cruiser crew. The cruisers race every Sunday morning and Wednesday night - no experience needed.


Contact Steve:


..THYC has 'Sailability' status which means that we are equipped & trained to offer sailing to people with special or additional needs. There is a wheelchair friendly pontoon with hoist & our fleet includes 2 Access dinghies, adapted for special needs users.
Contact Micky Early for more information:


..the Club and it's Training Centre could not offer any activities without the help of volunteers. From boat maintenance to safety crew, organising socials or ensuring legal compliance, the task list is endless. For some it is the opportunity to use their everyday skills, for others - to develop new. By becoming a volunteer you are spreading the word and sharing your passion for water based activities with others!

We do not ask for a huge commitment, if each member were to volunteer once a year, so much more could be achieved! Some tasks may require a couple of people, for example timekeeping. Other tasks like running open days or training sessions require large teams.


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Telephone: 01429 233423

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