With the aim of encouraging young RYA Stage 2 sailors to participate with club sailing through the winter, we have come up with a fantastic deal for all competent SYCSA members. For £30 SYCSA will loan you a Pico, Optimist or Topper for the period that SYCSA isn’t operating. You will join Durleigh Sailing Club […]
Welcome to Somerset Youth and Community Sailing Association
Registered Charity Number: 1155063
Welcome to the new SYCSA website, here you will find useful information about the courses we offer, news about what we are doing and something about who we are as a local and friendly association based at Durleigh Reservoir near Bridgwater in Somerset. Please have a look at what we can offer.
Who we are – we are a volunteer led association and a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) teaching establishment with both Championship and Sailability Foundation status. We give up our time and energy to deliver courses and sessions for the adults and children. We are a charitable incorporated organisation and we are non-profit making.
What we do – we pride ourselves on youth development and recreation incorporating sailing skills. This can hopefully lead to an individual realising their potential in order for them to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We also offer courses for adults. We do this for people mainly in Somerset but not exclusively. We teach sailing according to the RYA National Sailing schemes for adults and youths.
Ages and abilities – we can cater for all ages from six to over seventy including both abled and disabled bodies. Our Sailability status recognises that we can offer opportunities to try and progress in dinghy sailing to those with disabilities.
Notes on the website: if you were expecting to access commonly shared files such as dinghy rigging manuals or other documentation, these have been moved to Google Drive. Please ask a committee member for access. You will need to register with google for a relevant account to access the features.
Here are a few photos of SYCSA in action.
Need to see more? Please have a look at the movie, which explains some of the work of both SYCSA and Durleigh Sailing Club.
The end of the SYCSA sailing season is nearly upon us. The last sailing session will be Sat 21st Oct and will be rounded off with the annual presentation and a buffet lunch. Costs are: £2.50 (per member) or £1.25 (Volunteers) From 1:15 to 2:45 pm Please book your places with Sian or Joy via […]
If anyone would like to take part in Barts Bash at Durleigh Sailing Club this Sunday (17th Sept) talk to one of the instructors on Saturday and we will sort you out with the loan of a boat. This is a fund raising event in aid of the Andrew Simpson sailing foundation an organization […]