Adult/Teenager Courses (RYA National Sailing Scheme Level 1 & 2)
The Level 1 courses are run over two days and the Level 2 courses also over two days. Level 1 is an introduction to sailing and by the end of the course you will be able to sail in light winds under supervision
. By the end of the RYA Level 2 course, you should transform into a reasonably competent dinghy sailor. and be able to sail in light winds without supervision
. Boats and bouyancy aids will be supplied for training purposes. We have four GP14s a Topper Omega, Topper Picos and a Laser. You are welcome to bring along your own boat if you have one.
Junior Courses (RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Stage 1 & 2)
The Stage 1 courses are run over two days and the Stage 2 courses also over two days. The minimum age for junior courses is 8
years. These courses are known also as 'Oppy' courses as they are generally sailed in Optimist Dinghies. Boats and bouyancy aids will be supplied for training purposes. We have seven Optimists, some Toppers and Picos available for older children if required. Participation is subject to Juniors meeting certain conditions. You can read the conditions of participation by downloading the "Parental Consent & Participation Form
" available from the DOWNLOADS
section of this web site.
We recommend that you learn to sail in your own boat and are happy to give you any guidance before buying one. (It's worth checking our Sales/Wanted
section of the web site as there may be a boat available.). There are a number of club boats available for those who do not have their own boat.
The Stage 1 and Level 1 courses are run over two Saturdays in June. (Please download training enrolment form for precise date.)
Start Sailing Stage 1 (For Juniors) - By the end of this introductory course you will have a basic understanding of how a boat sails and some experience of steering and handling the boat. Stages 2, 3 and 4 will complete your introduction to the sport in easy steps. The cost of the course is £70.00 and includes the following RYA publications: RYA Youth Sailing Scheme Logbook and RYA Go Sailing!
Start Sailing Level 1 (For Adults) - This course provides a short introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge. The cost of the course is £70.00 and includes the following RYA publications: RYA Start Sailing - Begineers Handbook and RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus & Logbook.
It is recommended that all participants consolidate this short introduction with the Basic Skills Level 2 course. We also hope that you will continue to sail in the time between the completion of Level 1/Stage 1 and the beginning of the Level 2/Stage 2 course.
The Stage 2 and Level 2 courses are run over two Saturdays in September. (Please download training enrolment form for precise date.)
Start Sailing Stage 2 (For Juniors) - By the end of this course you will have a range of sailing skills and background knowledge, and be well on the way to being a confident small boat sailor. The cost of the course is £70.00.
Basic Skills Level 2 (For Adults) - On completion of this course, the successful sailor will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and be capable of sailing without an instructor on board in light winds. The cost of the course is £70.00.
Please note: A small discount is available if Level 1 & Level 2 or Stage 1 & Stage 2 courses are booked together and paid for in advance.