RYA Adult Beginners’ Courses: Level 1 & 2

At the core of our adult dinghy sailing training are the RYA Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Level 1 is for those who have never sailed before while Level 2 follows on from that to give you more skills and independence. Most people do the two together. Each are two-day courses and we run them from spring to autumn giving you the choice of formats: over two weekends, over four Saturdays or straight through from a Thursday to Sunday. This last one is also available for children provided they have a parent on the course as well.

This 4 day course introduces adults with little or no experience to the world of sailing. This practical course on the water, covers theory, safety, boat controls, points of sailing, capsize dinghy recovery, rules of the road, background knowledge and much more, guided by our team of both young and mature instructors at a maximum ratio of 6 trainees to 1 Instructor.

On satisfactory completion you will be awarded the RYA Dinghy Level 1 and/or 2 certificates and you will be competent to sail a dinghy safely in light to moderate winds. The fee includes the certificates, handbook and logbook.

Trainees and guests have temporary free membership while enjoying training or activities.


Spring Course 2022  Adults

Level 1: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April

Level 2: Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May

Book the spring courses here.

Summer Course 2022 Adults and children

Level 1: Thursday 16th June and Friday 17th June

Level 2: Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June

Book the summer courses here.

Autumn Course 2022  Adults

Level 1: Saturday 3rd September and Saturday 10th September

Level 2: Saturday 17th September and Saturday 24th September

Book the autumn courses here.

Fees.   All 4 days for Level 1 and 2: Non-Members: £300   Members:  £225

2 days only for Level 1 OR Level 2: Non-Members: £160 Members: £125

If a trainee joins the club as a result of being on the course, we would like to offer member benefits. We’ll either discount the joining fee (£25) from your membership fees, or we’ll give you free dinghy hire for the rest of the season.

There’s a description of what it’s like to have this training here: Training Experience.

If you need more information on the courses don’t hesitate to contact the training team: trainingnssc@nssc.org.uk.

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