WandererMums beginner course using Toppers

2021 Courses:

Unfortunately we have decided that we will not run any learn to sail courses this year (2021) due to the continued advice from RYA Wales not to have showers operational and Welsh Government requirements for face coverings in internal public spaces. Although these restrictions are less of an impact in the current warmer weather this can not be guaranteed and we want all sailors and our volunteer instructors to enjoy the sessions that are run at the club.

2020 Course Dates:

Spring 2020 adult RYA Level 1&2 dinghy sailing course:
Theory evening sessions: Thursdays 7th, 21st & 28th May (7pm – 9pm).
Practical sessions: Saturdays 16th, 23rd & 30th May and 6th June. (9am – 4.30pm). £200 / sailor.

Summer 2020 adult RYA Level 1 dinghy sailing course:
Practical sessions: Saturdays 1st & 8th August. (9am – 4.30pm). £100 / sailor.

Autumn 2020 adult RYA Level 1&2 dinghy sailing course:
Theory evening sessions: Thursdays 10th & 24th September and 1st October (7pm – 9pm).
Practical sessions: Saturdays 19th & 26th September and 3rd & 10th October. (9am – 4.30pm). £200/sailor.

We organise adult combined RYA Level 1 and 2 course in May and September each year. 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