RYA Dinghy sailing courses

For all set date Junior and Youth courses and tasters please visit the Kids Holiday Clubs pages

Private Junior Coaching

Youth courses can be booked for privately. For groups of no more than 12. Courses will take place on the sea or lake venues (depending on the weather, and skill levels of the group). These courses are bookable 0930-1400, Subject to availability.

Sailing or Windsurfing stage 1 (2 days):

  • 2 to 12 people = £123
  • 1-to-1 = £184.50

Sailing or Windsurfing Stage 2, 3,4 (3 days):

  • 2 to 6 people = £164
  • 1-to-1 = £230.

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Sailing courses for grown ups.

Taster Sessions

This introductory session will take you through the basics steering and basic controls, wind awareness,  a 180 degree turn through the wind as well as capsize and recovery techniques.

Sunday mornings every week 1030-1230 from 4 April to 29 August

£21.50pp

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We also offer taster deals run in small groups at just £10 for 1.5 hour experiences on Bank holiday weekends, Airbourne and Beach life festival weekends.

Private taster sessions can be arranged at a time and date that suit you. Private group and individual rates can be viewed on our Taster sessions page.

RYA Start Sailing Level 1

Designed for the beginner, by the end of the course you will be safety conscious, have a basic understanding of boat handling techniques and background knowledge. available as a weekend course 0930 – 1630 Saturday and Sunday including a lunch break. Includes log book and syllabus, taught on a maximum of 1:6 instructor to student ratio.

£179.50 (12 hours part A and Part B) 

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Part A £89.90

3 April
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June
26 June
3 July
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August

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Part B £89.90

4 April
11 April
18 April
25 April
2 May
9 May
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June
27 June
4 July
11 July
18 July
25 July
1 August
8 August
15 August
22 August

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Dinghy Basic Skills RYA Level 2

On completion of this course you will be able to sail in light winds, recover a capsized dinghy and have a basic knowledge of sailing. Students starting this course need to have already mastered the basic skills (covered in Level 1). Available as a weekend course 0930 – 1630 Saturday and Sunday with a lunch break. Includes log book and syllabus, taught on a maximum of 1:6 instructor to student ratio

10/ 11 April

24/ 25 April

6/ 5 June

3/ 4 July

31 July/ 1 Aug

28/29 August

£214 (12 hours) or £265.50 1-to-1

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Dinghy Start Sailing RYA Level 1 & 2 package ( save 10%)

This is the quickest way to learn to sail and saves on individual course costs. It covers rigging, rope work, sailing techniques and manoeuvre’s, launch and recovery, capsize recovery, sailing theory and background and basic meteorology. Includes log book and syllabus.taught on a maximum of 1:6 instructor to student ratio

£350 (24 hours) or £457 1-to-1

bespoke courses available

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Dinghy Better Sailing RYA Level 3

This course focuses on improving the skills learned at Level 1 & 2. It will build your confidence and experience, and includes an introduction to using spinnakers. Also available as a weekend course.

For bespoke courses please contact us and we can arrange this for you at a time that suits you. Includes log book and syllabus, taught on a maximum of 1:6 instructor to student ratio

17/ 18 April

1 /2 May

12/ 13 June

10/11 July

7/8 August

4 /5 September

£214 (12 hours) or £279.50 1-to-1

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RYA level 1 Multi-hull.

You can complete any dinghy course in a multi hull, courses can be arranged bespoke for you. why not learn the basics in a catamaran? Includes log book and syllabus, taught on a maximum of 1:6 instructor to student ratio

17 and 18 April

22/23 May

26/27 June

10/11 July

21/22 August

Cost £179.50 per person

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Level 2 Multihull.

On completion of this course you will be able to sail in light winds, recover a capsized dinghy and have a basic knowledge of sailing. Students starting this course need to have already mastered the basic skills (covered in Level 1). Available as a weekend course 0930 – 1630 Saturday and Sunday with a lunch break. Includes log book and syllabus, taught on a maximum of 1:6 instructor to student ratio

24/25 April

29/30 May

3/ 4 July17/18 July

28/29 August

Cost £199 per person

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Dinghy Sailing Advanced Skills

This course is tailored to where you want to take your sailing, based on a five session course: seamanship skills; day sailing; sailing with spinnakers; start racing; performance sailing. Also available as a weekend course.

Courses arranged bespoke please contact us.

SEAMANSHIP SKILLS course dates

24/25 April

15/16 may

12/ 13 June

17/ 18 July

14/15 August

11/12 September

£226 (12 hours) or £280 1-to-1

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Advanced Coaching Sessions

Private, 1-to-1, 2-hour coaching sessions using the Catamarans. or visions. Ideal for polishing up those advanced course based skills.

£75

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Got some questions? Then please call

01323 417023