Adult Training


Complete Beginner or only ever crewed and been told what to do? or you know the basics but want to improve. Enjoyed the previous courses so much you want to come again, then this course is for you.  Dinghies and/or Keelboats

This is a series of 7 sessions based on the RYA syllabus. Fridays 15th May, 19th June, 10th July, Saturdays 16th May, 20th June, 11th July Saturday 18th July (all day & counts as 2 sessions). £140 members (£170 non members) or £20/25 per session.

This is designed to have two session per month but close together so that you can consolidate your learning. It is hoped that you would stay on for the Social Saturday afternoon and the rest of the family would join you and you can show off your new skills! Application form below.

Bring the family out with you and join in our

SOCIAL SATURDAYS                                                                                                16th May, 20th June, 11th July, 8th August, 26th September.

Opportunity to have fun, try different boats.  Water taxi at 1.30pm out to the pontoons, back in at 5pm or why not bring food as the BBQ will be lit and stay on for the evening.


Wonderful gentle sailing and a great way to learn how to race without the pressure of a big fleet. Starts 12th May. (Tow out at 6.30 pm)

No boat, no problem, just book one of the Club boats. We now have 2 Laser 2000s and the yeoman which are all wonderful family boats to sail.


May 17th. An opportunity to have some coaching and then join in with the afternoon racing. ‘On the Job Training.  Book with Bart Sawyer

Junior Training


This is for 5 to 7 year olds and is designed so they have lots of FUN and gain confidence on the water. There are two afternoons: Saturday 16th May and 11th July. It will be run as part of the Social Saturday, so parents will be welcome and you might even get a sail. This will be free but you must book if you want your Bug to get afloat.

Then your Bug can join Junior Week for three days, when there will be a mixture of sailing, canoeing, maybe a ride in a powerboat etc.

£70 members/£90 non members.

As Barton Bugs, on Junior Week, is proving so popular preference will be given to Punt Club families. To make sure of your place please book before 1st April. After that it will be open to non members as well.


AUGUST 24 – 28th Five days of FUN, challenges and confidence building based. Learn to sail, improve your sailing, try a boat session. Junior Regatta on the Friday.

Oppies/Toppers/Advanced (Two handers). Course based on the RYA Young Sailors’ Scheme.

Age 8 to 16/17 Bring a friend.

£125 members, £160 non members & booking after 1st August. £60 to ‘borrow an Oppie or Topper.

Please return form to Val.

Powerboat Training

Safety Boat Training

Want to know what to do in this situation?

Do you want to be able to drive a safety boat and help with duties on a Sunday.

Powerboat Level 2

Powerboat Level 2  Training Course  25/26th April This course is the basic handling course and is the minimum requirement for doing safety boat duty for the Club.

It is hoped that most of the course will be completed on the Friday and then you will be actually running the safety boats for the Sunday racing. So some real hands on experience. You will have an instructor in the boat with you.

Without enough safety boat drivers Club racing and other activities will not happen. Limited places.

Already have your powerboat L2 but would like to improve your skills and really learn to rescue boats and people safely.


If you have already passed your Level 2 Powerboat course or are experienced in powerboat handling then you need to do the Safety boat training. This course really trains you to rescue people and boats.

Ideally everyone driving the club safety boats should have this level of skill.

Both these courses will cost £50, which covers the coursebook, fuel and certificates and is heavily subsided by the Club and the Instructors who give their time for free. Please complete the application form and return to Ian.

Ian Mason has kindly offered to do refresher sessions for anyone who has their L2 but feels they need some practice. These will happen anytime Ian is out on the Broad on a Saturday.

Contact Ian if you are interested: