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Learn to sail on this five day practical course, which provides the perfect introduction to sailing. During the week we will introduce you to the basic fundamentals and take you through the necessary training to enable you to be confident out on the water. Our friendly instructors will be with you every step of the way, offering clear instruction, guidance and encouragement to make this a truly unforgettable week. Over the week we aim to cover the following;

RYA Start Sailing (Level 1): This course introduces you to the fundamentals of sailing, including sailing up, down and across the wind, turning the boat and how to recover from a capsize.

RYA Basic Skills (Level 2): This course consolidates what you have already learnt on the Start Sailing course and sets out the foundations for developing your sailing skills further enabling you to make good decisions out on the water.

Key learning points: Rigging, launching, landing, sailing in all directions, capsize recovery, safety information and basic sailing theory.


The Next Steps: This week will give you a solid basic skill and knowledge base to allow you to go afloat. To progress your sailing further we recommend you join your local sailing club to help consolidate what you have learnt and then consider the follow up Develop your Sailing week or Better Sailing weekend.

To find your nearest sailing club, please visit the RYA


Recommended Reading 

RYA Dinghy Sailing Beginners Handbook (G3)

RYA National Sailing Scheme Logbook (G4) 


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Course Information

Duration: 5 Days

Time: 0915-1700

Certificates: RYA Start Sailing (L1) & RYA Basic Skills (L2)

Minimum Standard: None

Minimum Age: 16 yrs.

Accommodation: If you want to stay at the Centre during your course, please add the accommodation package to your booking

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