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RYA Start Dinghy Sailing – Level 1

Learn to sail single-handed dinghies

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.

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Who is this for?

Complete beginners

Course duration

2 days (10 hours) + 2 Free hours hire

Course outcome

RYA Dinghy Logbook. RYA DInghy Level 1 Start Sailing Certificate. Ability to hire our singlehanders for personal sailing.

Pre requisites


Other options

Private Weekday Lessons. Gift Voucher.

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