Adult Dinghy Sailing Courses


Introduction to Dinghy Sailing

Adult Intro to Sailing

This option is the first day of the RYA Level 1 Start Dinghy Sailing course.  You will cover everything that you would on that first day of the course, which will include simulator work on the land, small pieces of theory to help you understand the workings of a boat on the water, but predominantly will get you out on the water and give plenty of practice time to get a feel for sailing and whether it is something you would like to pursue.   

Who is this for?
Complete beginners wanting to try dinghy sailing, but unsure about committing to a whole course
Course Duration
1 day (5 hours)
Pre requisites
None
Course outcome
The option to do the second day of a RYA Level 1 Start Dinghy Sailing course.
Other options
Gift Voucher
Price
£89
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RYA Start Dinghy Sailing - Level 1

RYA Start Dinghy Sailing - Level 1

This introduction to dinghy sailing - RYA Start Dinghy Sailing Course - has been created specifically for those of you that are new to the sport of dinghy sailing. The course is designed to get you on the water using modern, single-handed dinghies, and using RYA coaching techniques.

Two 5 hour sessions will see you learn to sail single-handed dinghies and will allow you to confidently rig your boat, control power and direction, tack and gybe through the wind to move yourself around the lake, and perform a capsize drill.  Alongside the numerous practical skills there will be a range of background knowledge covered during the course to give you everything you need to "Start Dinghy Sailing".

The aim is to equip you with a variety of skills and theory to enable you to sail competently around a triangular course. Plenty of time is spent helming your boat under the careful guidance of our instructors.

Who is this for?
Complete beginners
Course Duration
2 days (10 hours) + 2 Free hours hire
Pre requisites
None.
Course outcome
RYA Dinghy Logbook. RYA DInghy Level 1 Start Sailing Certificate. Ability to hire our singlehanders for personal sailing.
Other options
Private Weekday Lessons. Gift Voucher.
Price
£169
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RYA Dinghy Sailing Improver - Basic Skills Level 2

RYA Dinghy Sailing Improver - Basic Skills Level 2

This RYA Basic Skills Course is for those that have completed the Start Dinghy Sailing course, or those with some sailing experience who wish to advance their skills. This course moves on from the level 1 by teaching more advanced techniques in a variety of craft. There is a natural movement towards a skillful and considered application of the skills and theory learnt on the Start Dinghy Sailing course, as well as an introduction to a few further "Basic Skills", whilst developing a greater understanding and implementation of the all-important five essentials - the key to good boat handling.

Here you will gain more experience in crewboat sailing, with time spent as helm and crew as you consolidate the basic skills of the Five Essentials for sailing - balance, trim, centreboard, sail setting and course made good; you will also be introduced to more advanced boat handling skills such as man overboard recovery and coming alongside; this course focuses on getting the best performance from your boat in a variety of conditions. 

Who is this for?
Sailors with RYA Start Sailing competency.
Course Duration
Two-days (12 hours) Two 6 hour sessions.
Pre requisites
RYA Start Dinghy Sailing competency. Enough experience may allow you to go straight onto this course.
Course outcome
RYA Basic Skills certificate. Ability to hire out our crewboats.
Other options
Private Weekday Lessons. Gift Voucher.
Price
£185
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RYA Dinghy Sailing Progression - Better Skills Level 3

RYA Dinghy Sailing Progression - Better Skills Level 3

The RYA Better Sailing course is a direct stepping stone from Level 2 towards the advanced dinghy sailing modules.  It is designed to progress you in two main ways, a) by polishing and improving the skills previously learnt in Start Sailing Level 1 and Basic Skills Level 2, accompanied by a furthering of your theoretical background knowledge, and b) to introduce a selection of the dinghy sailing modules available upon completion of the Better Sailing Level 3 course to give you a taste of what each module would involve and help inform your decision of how to progress your sailing going on from the Better Sailing Level 3 course.   Condition dependent, we usually aim to give you a flavour of seamanship skills, spinnaker sailing and racing modules.

The Better Sailing course is a great course for all those sailors looking to consolidate and enhance their Basic Skills and progress further into their sport.

Who is this for?
Sailors looking to: progress onto the advanced modules,consolidate their basic skills and/or improve their technique.
Course Duration
Two-days. (12 hours) Two 6 hour sessions
Pre requisites
RYA Level 2 Basic Skills competency. Enough experience may allow you to enter the RYA Sailing Scheme at this level.
Course outcome
RYA Better Sailing certificate.
Other options
Private Weekday Lessons. Gift Voucher.
Price
£185
Call the team for course availability - 01737 644 288

RYA Seamanship Skills

RYA Seamanship Skills

This RYA Seamanship Skills course builds on the RYA Better Sailing Level 3 course and includes fine tuning those five essentials and boat handling manoeuvres. It expects the sailor upon completion to sail in a seamanlike manner and to be capable of making seamanship decisions.  

We focus the sailor's attention on sailing with a partner as crew and helm in a crew boat; as they learn to competently handle crew boats with main sail and jib; gain the theoretical knowledge to enable the student to make seamanlike decisions; cover a greater depth in already familiar areas such as rigginglaunching and recovery; and learn high level skills such as sailing tight circles and sailing rudderless

Who is this for?
Sailors looking to: be able to handle a boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat, become a Dinghy Instructor, progress from Better Sailing Level 3
Course Duration
Two days (12 hours) Two 6 hour sessions.
Pre requisites
RYA Better Sailing Level 3 competency.
Course outcome
RYA Seamanship Skills certificate. Ability to take out unqualified persons on the lake.
Other options
Direct Assessment. Private Weekday Lessons. Gift Vouchers.
Price
£185
Call the team for course availability - 01737 644 288

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers

RYA Sailing with Spinnakers helps sailors advance themselves by opening up the exciting world of spinnaker sailing to them.  It will cover everything you need to know, from how to rig a spinnaker up, through to the all-important hoist and drop procedure and how to sail once it is raised.  The course will naturally introduce new theoretical information such as is necessary to enable successful spinnaker sailing and will look at the additional safety considerations, especially the specific changes to the capsize recovery technique when capsized with a spinnaker.  The course is predominantly water-based and aims to give you a taste of the thrill of spinnaker sailing as well as providing you with all the tools you need to go away and continue safely and confidently without an instructor.

Who is this for?
Adult sailors looking to advance their skills and experience the thrill of sailing with spinnakers
Course Duration
1 day (4 hours)
Pre requisites
RYA Level 3 Better Sailing competency
Course outcome
RYA Sailing with Spinnakers Certificate.
Other options
Private Lessons. Gift Vouchers.
Price
£89
Call the team for course availability - 01737 644 288

Dinghy Refresher

Dinghy Refresher

Feeling rusty since your last course? Try our Sunday morning refresher courses and brush up on your skills.  This is a two-hour clinic designed for people who need to boost their confidence.  Our instructors will tailor each session to the individuals attending so that you will get the most out of it, with the aim of helping you get out onto the water to enjoy dinghy sailing. Popular with those that did their course a few years before and feel the need to refresh their memory on the skills.

 

Who is this for?
Adults who have done dinghy sailing previously but haven't sailed for a while.
Course Duration
9.30-11.30 Sunday Mornings.
Pre requisites
Previous dinghy sailing experience.
Course outcome
Confidence to get back out sailing on your own or an idea of the next steps to take to get to that point.
Other options
Gift Voucher.
Price
£65
Call the team for course availability - 01737 644 288