Training Centre

Since the construction of the Cardiff Bay Barrage and the current Clubhouse, approximately 15 years ago, our vision has been to be a Centre of Excellence for junior, youth and adult training afloat and ashore. We have an exceptional choice of water to sail on, inside the barrage for dinghies and in the tidal Bristol Channel for people taking Power boat training leading to the PB level 2 certificate. Every member of the Club whether adult or junior, cruiser, racer or angler can benefit from the variety of courses the Club offer in it’s Training Centre.

We also have a comprehensive programme to be able to train children from beginners up to GBR squads.


“Ed and I have completed a number of courses with CBYC training school, including the Day Skipper and Yacht Master theory courses. The course times are ideal as we both work, the cost is reasonable and the course content delivered in a consistent and relaxed manner which is very conducive to learning. We felt supported through all the stages of the course, both of us gained our certificates and as a result we are now a lot more confident in our sailing abilities.”

Alyson Charnock

“All four of my children have learnt to sail at CBYC Training School. The coaches are all well qualified and lots of fun. The children have made great friends and all of them are now very able sailors. Two are currently in under 16 GBR squads and my eldest son has learnt to be a coach himself.”

Janet Viney