Welcome to Somerset Youth and Community Sailing Association  

Registered Charity Number: 1155063

Durleigh Sailing Club have prepared procedures that take into account the latest Government and RYA recommendations to provide safe sailing and have emailed them out to members.They have made a successful tentative start on Sunday 14th June. It is necessary to book in on their website if you wish to sail or to visit the boatpark.
With the current 2 meter rule and even with the new 1 meter plus it is problematic to sail double handers or teach complete beginners. We are looking at how we can best use our single handers.
The session last Saturday 20th was largely taken with mowing grass and moving boats so that the single handers were more accessible.
We are going to run a trial session at SYCSA next Saturday (27th) to assess the feasibility of returning, in a limited capacity, to run the Saturday Club. We are not able to return as a Drop-In club at present, because numbers will have to be managed carefully. We are looking at suitable booking systems.
We have invited current volunteers(SIs, I, AIs SB, & others etc.), and those who have the potential to become Assistant Instructors. This session will run as a trial from 9.30am to 1pm, at no cost (unless you wish to offer a voluntary contribution!).
We hope to expand our offering as soon as we can. Watch this space!

Welcome to SYCSA, 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.