Training Week

Training Week is Loch Earn Sailing Club's premiere training event of the year. We welcome both members and non-members for Training Week with preferred placement for youth attendees. Adults will be accepted as long as instructor-to-student ratios can be maintained. Practical work is done in the club's dinghies and classroom elements lead in the clubhouse. Training Week will run no matter the weather, so attendees are encouraged to be ready for all weathers. All practical work on-the-water is controlled, safe and enjoyable with RYA certified instructors in the club's RIB rescue boats.

Required Experience
None, but participants should be confident in the water

Required Gear
Trainees must have suitable clothing for the course. Loch Earn is remarkably cold all year long so a well-fitting wetsuit or drysuit, spray top and dinghy sailing boots are highly recommended. Trainees also need appropriate life jackets/bouyancy aids although the club has a few to lend. The Training Principal at can assist with gear advice if needed.

Changing facilities and hot showers are available in the clubhouse. Camping is available if booked in advance via the Caravan Convener at or via the Camping Inquiry form.

Personal boats are welcome from all attendees and non-member boats can be stored at LESC for the week. Please arrange storage of any non-member boats in advance with the Training Principal at

Minimum Age

Child Protection: Loch Earn Sailing Club has a 'Safe and Fun' child protection policy. There will be a Child Welfare Officer on site for the whole of Training Week. They will be introduced to all of our young people. For more information about LESC's Safeguarding policies, see Safeguarding.

Varies depending on applicants but RYA National and Youth Scheme certification is the aim

Certificate issuing criteria

Predominantly afloat but with some classroom elements

See Fixture List

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Mon
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tues - Fri

Start times are important because a late start means a late finish. Students should bring a packed lunch each day.
Please note: De-rigging and putting away of boats and equipment is an essential part of the course and students are expected to de-rig and put away their boat at the end of each day.


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*Members will be charged via their existing GoCardless debit authorization.

*Non-members will be emailed a link to set up a non-recurring direct debit through GoCardless on application receipt. GoCardless payment should be set up in the account holders name (NOT the child/student's name if different). Payments are usually reflected in your account within 4-5 working days and are 'restricted' non-recurring payments so no direct debit authorisation persists after your one-off payment.

If you have any questions about Training Week, please reach out to the Training Principal at Once payment is received, students will receive a confirmation email with introductory details.

In general, applications open on 1 May with placement of non-members not until 1 June every year.


Join the fun by booking your place at this year's Training Week. Potential new members are also welcome to visit in-person any weekend April - October.

For all general questions,
please use this 'Contact Us' form.

Ready to apply for membership? Click the link below to complete your application.

Please note there is currently a waitlist for keelboat moorings

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