Training at Loch Earn Sailing Club

LESC as a Training Centre


Loch Earn Sailing Club takes the view that provision of training delivers the following benefits:

  • Individual members will improve sailing skills leading to greater confidence, enjoyment and safety on the water.
  • Increased participation in Club activities on the water - particularly racing.
  • Members are better equippped to participate successfully in events outside the Club - raising the Club's profile nationally and aiding recruitment.
  • By opening up selected training activities to non-members the Club has access to an additional source of new memberships.

RYA Recognition

LESC is an RYA recognised training centre, and all training activities take place in line with the guidelines issued by the RYA.


A copy of the Guidelines for RYA Training Centres can be viewed in the link below:

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Overview of Training Activites

Annual training week.

This is traditionally held in the first or second week of the Perthshire school holidays in July.


The 5 day event runs from Monday 0900 to Friday 1600 and includes both on the water exercises and classroom sessions leading to the award of certificates under the RYA Training Syllabus.


Open to both members and non-members, it includes RYA Youth Scheme Levels 1 - 4, and Adult Start Sailing Course. In addition, where student levels permit, sailing with spinnakers, start racing, and performance sailing modules can be covered.


Power Boat Level 1/2 and First Aid courses are also offered.


Applications for Training Week open from: 1st May or very soon after. Keep an eye on the website and maybe browse the gallery pages while you are logged in.

Sunday Morning Training.

Subject to demand and instructor availability Sunday morning training takes place each weekend of the sailing season unless other club events make this impractical. Open to Club members only, these sessions are primarily intended to allow LESC Junior members to maintain and develop the skills learned during Training Week and will generally focus on the Youth Scheme Syllabus. Adult novices may also participate if Instructor ratiios can be maintained.


We have a limited amount of volunteer instructors and equipment, so if you would like to come along it helps if you let us know for each session.



Speak to one of the instructors , or ask for Neil or Alan. Or drop us a line at


Come along, we look forward to seeing you. Sailors and boats must be ready to launch for 9:30.

Sunday Morning Race Coaching

These sessions are intended to further develop club member's skills in boat speed and race rules and tactics in those members who have mastered the basic skills and wish to develop further with a view to racing within the club or further afield.

Annual Race Coaching Weekend.

In association with the Brown Cup the club hosts an annual race coaching weekend for Scottish schoolchildren.

Courses Offered

Adult Sailing

Start Sailing
Junior Sailing RYA Youth Scheme Levels 1-4
Advanced Sailing Sailing with Spinnakers, Start Racing
Powerboat Levels 1 & 2, Safety Boat

Still have a training related question? Please click on this link and a member of the training team will respond as soon as possible.

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