RYA Level 1 - Start Sailing Course



If you want to get out on the water for your first time in a boat, or have tried it previously and want to start your sailing career, our Level 1 course is the perfect starting place for anyone with little or no sailing experience.

Held over a weekend, this course introduces the basics of boat rigging, use of protective clothing, boathandling skills and sailing theory enabling you to enjoy your time on the water, have fun and gain your first RYA sailing qualification.

This course can be run in our Omega sailing dinghies, Stratos Keel-boats or the Challenger Access boat depending on your preference and requirements. Sailors deciding to use the keel-boat will enjoy a more stable platform and have less chance of getting wet due to the nature of the boat. Sailors in this boat may also wish to use their training to experience yacht and cruiser sailing, which is available within the club.

Sailors with access requirements are always welcome to contact the Chief Instructor to discuss any specific arrangements or needs.

 Course Dates

(Saturday and Sundays—9:30 to 5:00)

13th & 14th April    27th and 28th April

11th & 12th May    8th and 9th June

13th and 14th July    10th and 11th August

7th and 8th September    5th and 6th October


Course Costs


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