Start Sailing is exactly what is says. In these courses you will be given an introduction to sailing, how to sail and how to control your dinghy.

Youth Start Sailing

Courses are also known as RYA Stage 1 and Stage 2. Most people complete both stages together, but we do offer them separately too.


STAGE 1 - £149 - 2 days

 Starting dates 30th May,

25th and 31st July,

7th, 14th, 21st and 29th August

STAGE 2 - £149 - 2 days

Starting dates 1st June,

27th July,

3rd, 10th, 17th 24th and 29th August

A basic understanding of how a boat sailing, with some experience of steering and handling the boat A range of sailing skills and knowledge to help in becoming a confident sailor
Assumed knowledge None Stage 1, unless you are doing a combined Stage 1 and 2 course. Basic knowledge and steering ability
Minimum duration 2 days 2 days/ Or 5 days with Stage 1
Minimum age Over 8 years Over 8 years
Course content Launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat, basic sailing Basic sailing skills, ropework, collision avoidance
Ability after course Able to steer and understand basic principles Able to tack and control boat speed, and understand basic principles

Adult Start Sailing

Courses are also known as RYA Level 1 and Level 2.

This course will introduce you to the basic skills of sailing. After completing this you can join our Go Sailing! sessions or join the WGC Sailing Club and join their Race sessions.

Please call us on 01707 276276 or click here to contact us

Youth Courses 8 to 16 years.
Adult courses 16 and over.