Training

We're proud to be an RYA recognised training centre.

We can offer training for adults and juniors and have a team of experienced RYA qualified instructors and safety crew ready to provide a safe and enjoyable programme to get you on the water and sailing with confidence.

We also run training courses for power boats with a range of boats and engines.

Non-member? you can do some of the courses we offer but it will cost you more so why not take the plunge and join us ..... go on, it doesn't cost much to be part of RSC!).

What will I learn?

All our sailing courses are offered in dinghies of various classes.

If completed successfully, you will learn how a boat sails and how to sail a small boat.

Overview of Adult RYA Dinghy Beginner's Courses


RYA Level 1

RYA Level 2

RYA Level 3


Introducing you to sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

Setting out the foundations of sailing for you

Consolidating skills and trying new ones

Assumed knowledge None Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1 Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2
Minimum duration 2 days or equivalent 2 days or equivalent 2 days or equivalent
Minimum age 16 16 16
Course content How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules
Ability after course Able to sail in light winds under supervision Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules

Overview of Youth RYA Dinghy Beginner's Courses


RYA YSS Stage 1

RYA YSS Stage 2

RYA YSS Stage 3

RYA YSS Stage 4


A basic understanding of how a boat sails, with some experience of steering and handling the boat

A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help you start to become a confident sailor

Rigging, launching and sailing in any direction. Equivalent to Level 2 in the National Sailing Scheme

Sail a double handed boat as crew or helm, and solve a variety of problems afloat.

Assumed knowledge None Stage 1, or basic knowledge of sailing and some boat steering ability Sailing skills to the standard of Stage 2 Sailing skills to the standard of Level 3
Minimum duration 2 days or equivalent 2 days or equivalent 2 days or equivalent 2 days or equivalent
Minimum age None - our discretion None - our discretion None - our discretion None - our discretion
Course content Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing Basic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques, capsize recovery, sailing theory Rigging, launching and recovery, sailing techniques and manoeuvres in crewed boats, recovering a man overboard
Ability after course Able to steer and understand basic principles Able to tack, have some control of boat speed and understand basic principles Able to launch and sail a dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions Can launch and return to a jetty or mooring, and sail a crewed dinghy around a triangle in moderate conditions
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Some photos taken during training at the club

Forthcoming Training Dates

DateType
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RTC Certificate

Cost

Our dinghy courses cost only £160 (adult non-members) for each 2 day block

As a member you pay only half the non-members' price

In 2 days you should be able to complete an Adult level or a Youth Sailing Scheme Stage

Times

Our courses run from 09:30 - 17:30

How to book

Contact our training officer Jane Hawkins for more details

Power Boats

We run these courses too but arrange dates according to demand - just contact us for details.

First Aid

We offer this shore-based training when there's enough demand. Click the icon below to contact us about these courses:

First Aid Courses at RSC