WandererMums beginner course using Toppers

2023 Dinghy Sailing Courses

RYA Level 1 – Start Sailing (Beginners).

One evening theory followed by two days on-water practical:

L1 Course 1: Tuesday 25th July (evening 7-9pm) and Saturdays (9am – 5pm) 29th July & 5th August only £110 per sailor.

L1 Course 2: Tuesday 25th July (evening 7-9pm) and Thursday 3rd August & Friday 4th August (9am – 5pm) only £110 per sailor.

RYA Level 2 – Basic Skills (Intermediate)

One evening theory followed by two days on-water practical:

L2 Course: Saturdays 7th & 14th October (9am – 5pm) and Thursday 12th October (evening 7-9pm) only £110 per sailor.

Course Format

We also organise adult combined RYA Level 1 and 2 courses. The format, content and delivery follows the guidelines laid down by the RYA. The sessions run over three evenings and four Saturdays. The training is carried out in our double handed Wanderer dinghies with an instructor on board initially.These sessions are aimed at beginners and at the end of the sessions the sailors should be competent to sail in light winds. The sessions are open to non-members of the club but we hope you enjoy yourself so much you will want to join us!

We also offer shorter beginners courses to RYA Level 1 during the summer months using single handed Topper dinghies.

If you would like to find out more or book a place please email: training@shotwicksailing.org

Sail in Company

Our Club Night every Friday through the season with supported sailing.
This is a great opportunity for sailors of any ability to come and improve their skills. There will be qualified instructors or experienced sailors available to give tips and advice and a safety boat on the water for your reassurance. We look forward to seeing you on Friday evenings from May.

Advanced Sailing

In addition for club members we offer a number of the RYA Advanced sailing modules including ‘Start Racing’, ‘Sailing with Spinnakers’ and ‘Seamanship Skills’ and a Club Night every Monday from May with supported sailing.

Feedback from our previous students includes:

  • ‘Can’t think of any improvement to the course it was excellent’
  • ‘Very friendly and helpful club’
  • ‘Throughly enjoyed the whole experience’

If you are still not convinced then come to the club and talk to some of our recent members who twelve months earlier decided to sign up for one of our beginner courses or arrange with us to come to one of our taster sesssions!

Volunteers wanted!

If you would be interested in helping out with the training then please let us know.
email training@shotwicksailing.org