RYA Day Skipper (Shore Based)

Currently gauging interest in members who wish to achieve RYA Day Skipper (Shore Based)

Numbers are limited due to size of training room. Cost is £190 and includes 40 hours of tuition plus 3 hours of assessment.

RYA Course Material is approx. £65 and Plotter and Dividers £24.

We are looking to commence course on Wednesday 25th October 7pm – 9pm

For further details and to register interest please contact Frank Lee :  f3leef@gmail.com


Position of Principal for 2018

The post of RTE Centre Principal reaches the end of current tenure at the end of 2017. RVSC council wish to finalise selection of RTE Centre Principal for 2018 at the earliest opportunity. Thus, allowing a short period of time to work alongside the existing post holder, and witness an RYA Annual inspection. The period of office is limited to a maximum of three years, after which the post will be re advertised.

The principal must be aged 18 or over and show sufficient authority within the organisation to manage activities. Post is open to Club Members, and position reports to the Club Council.

The Principal is required to give a personal undertaking to ensure compliance by the Centre with the RYA Recognition Guidance Notes, subject to terms and conditions of recognition.

A Principal need not be a qualified Senior Instructor, but where the Principal is not a qualified Senior Instructor, a Chief Instructor must be appointed for each discipline. For clarity roles are split as:

Club Committee Finance / Staffing / Child protection / Buildings and Maintenance / Purchasing / Domestic and Teaching staff
Principal Administration / Equipment replacement and repair / Inspections
Chief Instructor (CI) Manage staffing for all disciplines and activities / co-ordinate all the centre activities / oversee all programmes / Carry out risk assessments / Produce or have major input to the SOP’s / Report to the Principal / Monitor teaching standards through practical observation / provide feedback to staff
Lead Senior Instructor (SI) or CI (If individual CI’s) All activities afloat / activity programmes / training and devlopment of instructors / Instructors daily tasks / mentor / Staff Development / Train assistant instructors


The Centre Principal is primarily a management role, overseeing paperwork, liaising and facilitating contact between the club and RYA. The principal holds overall responsibility for compliance with the RYA Recognition Guidelines.

Any interested parties should indicate their intentions to be considered for the role by Friday 15th September, accompanied by a brief supporting statement, to the club secretary by email to: secretary@rvsc.co.uk

Committee Vacancies

We have currently two rolls on the club committee, that require filling.

Membership Secretary and Vice Commodore.

In the spirit of being open and fair it is proposed that any existing member  wishing to stand as a council member should forward an expression of interest to any of the committee members as soon as possible either verbally or in writing before Friday 15th September.

At the September meeting, on Tuesday 19th September the current committee will elect the new members. If there are more expressions of interest than places then the appointments will be put to votes by the committee.

This complies and is covered in the constitution. If anyone has any questions please feel free to speak to David Hudson or any of the current committee.

Push The Boat Out


Our 2017 Push The Boat Out event is planned for Saturday 13th May between 10am and 4pm. Open to the public to come along and find out what sailing and windsurfing at Clowbridge Reservoir, Lancashire is all about. Please visit our dedicated web page to find out more details.


Located in the Lancashire Moors above Burnley, Blackburn and Rossendale, we are an ideal location, with facilities to match to enable everyone to get out on the water. 

Clowbridge Reservoir is situated to the east of the A682 between Burnley and Rawtenstall, adjacent to an area of the Burnley Millennium Forest, known as Dunnockshaw Community Woodland.


PTBO is a free event, just turn up, register and we will endeavour to get you out on the water to experience sailing first hand.

Lets get you sailing!

PTBO, RVSC, Push The Boat Out

Lets get you sailing

First Aid Course

We will be holding an RYA First Aid Course on Saturday 22nd April between 9am and 4pm.

Cost is £70 and includes manual and certificate.

Places are limited and strictly on first come basis.

Please speak to Training Principal, Doug.