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RYA Start Sailing (Level 1)

Course Overview

This course provides a short Introduction to sailing for novices. By the end of the course you will have a basic understanding of dinghy-handling techniques and background knowledge.


Click here for 2024 training price list  (Two day RYA Sailing Course)


20th-21st April

1st-2nd June

20th-21st July

30th-31st July

12th13th August

21st-22nd September

19th-20th October

Evening course 17:30-21:00, Wednesday nights May 29th-June 19th

Pre Requirements

There is no previous experience needed for this course.


Each day will start at 9am and finish at 4pm

What’s included

You will be able to use one of our club boats, normally a zest for single handers and a venture for double handers. This course also incudes a logbook to track your progress.

What to bring

Make sure you have the appropriate clothing for the weather. A wetsuit is encouraged, footwear you’re happy to get wet, layers if it’s cold, sun cream and a hat if it’s not and a buoyancy aid. Alternatively, the buoyancy aid can be rented from the club for a small fee.


During the summer, the snack bar will be open to purchase snacks, drinks, and lunch. The restaurant will also be open for dinner in the evenings.


Our Dunes and Stocker accommodation blocks offer a range of different rooms. From our admiral’s cabin through to the cadets’, there will be something suitable for everyone.


We have a large carpark onsite and down our causeway. However, if you are in a motorhome you will have to find alternative parking for overnight stays.