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RYA Youth Dinghy Stage 1 Start Sailing Course

15th - 18 August
Course tentatively planned to go ahead, subject to instructor availability. In the event of a cancellation, a full refund will be issued or your booking transferred to the next available course dates.

Course overview

An introduction to the parts of the boat and the basic principles of how to get a boat sailing.


Junior Members £130, Junior Non-members £160

Course pre-requisites


Course duration

4 days or equivalent number of sessions

Minimum age

8 years


Launching and recovery, sailing across the wind, turning around, steering and basic parts of the boat.

Qualification gained on successful completion

Able to sail across the wind, steer and understand the basic principles of sailing.
The successful candidate is awarded RYA Dinghy Level 1 certificate.


Predominantly afloat but with some classroom elements.

Student / instructor ratio


What's included

  • Lunch
  • Use of club boats, training materials and equipment
  • Course handbook, certificate and syllabus/logbook

What you should bring

  • If you already have a syllabus/logbook, please bring it with you, including any certificates attached inside.
  • What should I wear?
    • Buoyancy aid of correct specification e.g. adult 50N (one will be provided if you do not have your own)
    • Correct seasonal wetsuit or drysuit
    • For inclement weather, a waterproof outer spray top or coat and base layers are recommended
    • Appropriate enclosed footwear, i.e. wetsuit boots or trainers that can get wet
    • Appropriate seasonal hat and gloves
    • Swimming costume and towel
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Change(s) of clothing


The following form part of this event:

Tickets for RYA Youth Dinghy Stage 1 Start Sailing Course

This event has sold out, however you may still place bookings to be added to the waiting list. You will not be charged for your booking unless a space becomes available.

Junior course fee £160.00

RYA Youth Dinghy Level 1 Start Sailing Course

Last updated 10:11am on 15 August 2022

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