Government restrictions to control the spread of COVID 19 are still in place at the beginning of March and will continue at least until the 29th of March. From the end of March outdoor activities may start if complying with the Rule of 6 or 2 households. Sailing clubs, like ASCSS, organising activities in line with RYA guidelines may be permitted larger groups and children may access club supervised activities.
Taster sessions as provided in previous years will be difficult with the current and expected constraints, so we intend to offer an alternative taster which will comply with the restrictions.
Booking is required for all activities.
Participants must be free from COVID 19 symptoms, not be isolating and must adhere to government and site requirements. A link to our risk assessment is on this page.
Cancellations due to isolating will be refunded therefore places may be available at short notice.
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New Explorer sessions to run on Thursday evenings
Scout and Cub sessions not running due to COVID19 restrictions
RYA Courses and Training:
Youth courses planned.
Adult courses not running due to COVID19 restrictions.
Volunteer training planned.
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Welcome to the Avon Scout County Sailing Section website
Dinghy sailing activity in the County is provided by the Avon Scout County Sailing Section.
Sailing may be carried out elsewhere in the County but must be supervised by properly authorised leaders/instructors.
The Section operates mainly in Bristol Floating Harbour, from the David Woodhead Centre at Nova Scotia Place, close to the Nova Scotia pub. We use Laser Bahia, Wayfarer, Pico, Topper and RS Feva sailing dinghies and have our own safety boats. The dinghies are stored at our secure yard and we use a private pontoon and slipway for launching and recovering boats. We also offer more advanced sailing from Chew Valley Lake.
Recognised by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as a training establishment, the Section offers both introductory sessions and RYA training courses covering a wide range of abilities.
It is recommended that Scouts attend an introductory session prior to registering for a course in order to get the most benefit.
Volunteers are always welcome.
The Section also runs courses for adults interested in sailing and volunteering for the section. The courses could take you from a novice assisting on shore to an experienced sailor leading on the water activities.
Come and see us or give us a ring
The Avon Scout County Sailing Section (ASCSS) provides sailing to all Scout Groups in Avon County.
Our section are all volunteers who are either already members of the Scout Association (SA) or have joined the County Team as Skills Instructors.
We welcome parents and others who are interested to help rig, launch, helm (if competent) and pack away boats.
If you would like to become involved, please come to a Taster evening and speak to the Officer of the Day or contact one of the team.
If you already have experience sailing, we will assess you for a permit and if new to sailing you can learn to sail with us whilst helping. Our helms are all at least Level 2 standard and we encourage all our volunteers to continue their development through our courses, many are now instructors.
We are an RYA Recognised Training Centre and maintain the standards of commercial centres.