Dinghy sailing courses

Taster Sessions

We run taster sessions for many of our water sport activities, including dinghy sailing. These can be taken singly or in any combination of two or more activities. See our taster sessions for more details and prices.

Private Junior Coaching

Youth courses can be booked for privately. For groups of no more than six. 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 for three days, Subject to availability. Monday to Sunday.

Sailing or Windsurfing stage 1:

  • 2 to 6 people = £123
  • 1-to-1 = £184.50

Sailing or Windsurfing Stage 2, 3,4:

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

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

Courses for grown ups.

RYA Dinghy 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. vailable as a weekend course 0930 – 1630 Saturday and Sunday including a lunch break.

£174.75 (12 hours part A and Part B) 

6 – 7 / 13 – 14 / 25 26 May

20 – 21 / 27 – 28 July

3-  4 / 10 – 11 / 1718 / 2425 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.

6-  7 June

29 – 30 August

£203.50 (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.

£340 (24 hours) or £445 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.

£208.50 (12 hours) or £272 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?

April 20 & 21, May 25 & 26, June 15 &16, July 20 & 21, August 24 & 25, Sept 7 & 8, Oct 26 & 27.

Cost £175 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.

£220 (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.


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Got some questions? Then please call

01323 417023