Sailing

Never been sailing? Then see what it's all about in a 'Discover Sailing' session!

We offer sail training following the syllabi of the Royal Yachting Association, progressing skills from one level to the next. Different boats are used at different stages of the learning process, to introduce higher level of challenges and rewards in line with candidate's improving skills.

Discover Sailing (1.5 hours), £30

An introduction to Dinghy Sailing, under the guidance and supervision of one of our experienced instructors.

After a briefing and introduction to the boat controls, students will usually sail a small dinghy by themselves or in pairs, with the instructor on the water to give hints and tips to help you gain control and confidence.

There are no pre-requisites for this session.

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Start Sailing Level 1 (2 days), £199 per person

A weekend introductory course to learn the basics of sailing & boat control, following the RYA Level 1: Start Sailing Syllabus.

No previous experience is required for this course. This course is completed in singlehanders. Following successful completion of the course, participants will be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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Basic Skills Level 2 (2 days), £199 per person

A weekend improvers course on the road to becoming an independent sailor, building on the skills learned in the Level 1 course, and introducing new techniques. This course follows the RYA Level 2: Basic Skills Syllabus, and is the suitable minimum level to start sailing without instructor supervision – you can hire boats at Willen and many other places with this award.

The RYA Level 1: Start Sailing award is a pre-requisite for this course.

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Better Sailing Level 3 (2 days), £199 per person

A weekend improvers course focusing on introducing skills gained so far into crewed dinghies (or doublehanders), and introducing new skills. This course follows the RYA Level 3: Better Sailing Syllabus, and is a good course to start developing breadth of experience and sailing different boats with other people.

The RYA Level 2: Basic Skills award is a pre-requisite for this course.

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Advanced Sailing

We offer three of the RYA advance modules, which start to broaden and diversify the range of skills of the sailor. 

Start Racing (2 days) - £199 per person

This weekend course teaches the skills and knowledge required for those aspiring to get involved in racing at Club level.

Following successful completion of the course, participants should have the confidence and skills to try racing at club level.

The RYA Level 2: Basic Skills is the pre-requisite for attending this course (or equivalent sailing level). This course is completed in singlehanded dinghies.

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Seamanship Skills (2 days) - £199 per person

A weekend course to develop seamanlike decisions and manoeuvres, and to provide an understanding on how to deal with adverse circumstances.

Following successful completion of the course, participants will be capable of manoeuvring a dinghy in a seamanlike manner and making seamanship decisions in moderate conditions.

The RYA Level 3: Better Sailing is the pre-requisite for attending this course (or equivalent sailing level). This course is completed in crewed dinghies.

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Sailing With Spinnakers (2 days) - £199 per person

This weekend course introduces participants to sailing dinghies with asymmetrical spinnakers, and is an ideal introduction to the skills required for moving on to sailing higher performance dinghies.

The RYA Level 3: Better Sailing is the pre-requisite for attending this course (or equivalent sailing level). This course is completed in crewed dinghies.

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Personal Tuition

Personal tuition is a great way to work on specific skills to get over a plateau, or just a convenient way to plan your learning around your own lifestyle and availability. Available for all activities, personal tuition is flexible for you to choose what you want to focus on.

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Equipment hire

We would advice you check availability of the equipment you require before coming down to visit us. Please ensure you bring along the relevant RYA Level 2 certificate. 

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 Once you have booked your sailing course, you must fill in the Student Medical Information & Consent Form and bring it with you to the course. It is available to print here.

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