Dinghy Sailing Courses

We offer a number of RYA accredited courses from the basic Level 1 sailing course for complete beginners through to the start racing course. Our courses are suitable for both adults and junior sailors (8 & upwards), with juniors being able to work through the RYA DInghy Youth scheme. Courses are normally run on Saturdays from May through to October, and typically consist of 2-3 hours sailing on each day plus classroom/theory. We aim to run them on consecutive Saturdays but this isn't always possible because of tides or weather.

RYA Level 1. This course is run over 3 days and is aimed at complete beginners.  There are no entry requirements. After completing this course you will be able to sail in light winds under supervision.

Cost £60 members, £120 non-members. Under 18 members £45, non-members £90.

RYA Level 2. This follows on from the L1 course and also takes place over 3 days. You need to have completed an RYA L1 course or be able to sail a triangular course unaided. After completing this course you will be able to rig, launch/recover a boat, carry out basic manouvers and be able sail in good conditions.

Cost £60 members, £120 non-members. Under 18 members £45, non-members £90.

RYA Start Racing. For those that can already sail, this 2-day course does what it says on the tin! Learn about start procedures, flags and the basics of the rules-of-racing.

Cost £40 members, £80 non-members. Under 16  £30 members, £60 non-members.


2019 Programme


Course Dates 1,2, and 3 can be L1, L2 or any Youth sailing course depending upon demand. Please bear in mind that sailing is dependent on the weather, so we sometime have to re-schedule course dates.



Weekend course


Sat 21st April


Sun 22nd April



Course 1

3 days


Sat 15th June


Sat 22nd June


Sat 29th June


Course 2

3 days


Sat 6th July


Sat 20th July


Sat 3rd August


Course 3

3 days


Sat 31st August


Sat 14th Sept


Sat 28th Sept



Other dinghy courses can be arranged subject to demand.

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