We are a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and offer a range of courses leading to the internationally recognised RYA certificates.
Alternatively we can arrange tuition to suit you - it could be a half-day taster session for your first sail or a chance to refresh your skills if you haven't sailed for a while. Please call us to find out more.
We offer all of the courses listed below in either sailing dinghies or our our keel boat; Hawk 20. If you have your own boat we offer own boat tuition so you can learn how to get the most out of it!
We also offer family day sailing outings for two adults and up to three children (under 16) in one boat. Please do contact us to make arrangements.
|Sailing Taster / Refresher||This is a good way to have a go at sailing or refresh old skills|
|Start Sailing - Level 1||This is a great course for beginners. (Min 2 day course)|
|Basic Skills - Level 2||Improve on your sailing and gain confidence in light winds. (Min 2 day course, could be combined with Level 1 for a 5 day course)|
|Better Sailing - Level 3||Consolidate previously learnt skills and try out some advanced skills. (Min 2 day course)|
|Youth Scheme (Stage 1 – Stage 4)||Fun courses for people age 14 years and younger.|
If you wish to study in advance for any of the RYA courses, please click on the RYA web-shop logo at the bottom of the page to see our recommenced reading.
You need to be an experienced Sailor to an appropriate level in the RYA sailing scheme before participating in the following courses.
|Seamanship Skills||Gain the experience to be able to sail and make decisions independently. (min 2 day course)|
|Sailing with Spinnakers||Learn how to sail with an asymmetric or symmetic spinnaker. (Min 2 day course)|
|Build the confidence, skill and knowledge to take part in club racing. (Min 2 day course)|
|RYA 2 Day Course||£198 per person (minimum 2 people)|
|RYA 5 Day Course||
£405 per person (minimum 2 people)
|1/2 day Sailing Taster / Refresher||£75 per person (minimum 2 people)|
|Courses run from Easter to October - please contact us for dates and availability. For two people booking together we can usually run a course at a time to suit you. There is a discount if 3 or more people book on a course at the same time. Prices are based on a minimum of two people per course.|
If you are interested in joining the RYA just click on the link below:
Our Onboard Sailing Club is for young people aged 8-16. The club meets every Tuesday from 4:30pm until 7:00pm, from early April until the end of October and is a great way for young people to sail regularly with expert advice and support.
Annual Membership - £50 (members are entitled to reduced rate sessions and a 10% discount on all shop merchandise except refreshments), non Members are welcome.
Onboard Sessions - £6 for members, £16 for non-members
Our extensive fleet of modern dinghys means that whatever your experience there is something for you.
Equipment: we have a wide range of wetsuits, spraytops and bouyancy aids. Please bring your own footwear such as wetsuit boots or old trainers.