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RYA Performance Sailing

Course Overview

On successful completion of this course, you will understand how to sail performance dinghies in all wind conditions that you can expect to encounter, always sailing the boat to best advantage.

The emphasis is o coaching to improve your sailing performance and will therefore involve coaching from powerboats. This course is intended primarily for double handed spinnaker boats; however, it may be delivered in performance single-handers and the certificate endorsed accordingly.



Pre Requirements

It will be assumed that every student starting this course has already mastered the practical skills and absorbed the background knowledge required for the previous levels.


Each day will start at 9am and finish at 4pm

What’s included

You will be able to use one of our club boats, normally a laser 2000.

What to bring

Make sure you have the appropriate clothing for the weather. A wetsuit is encouraged, footwear you’re happy to get wet, layers if it’s cold, suncream and a hat if it’s not and a buoyancy aid. Alternatively, the buoyancy aid can be rented from the club for a small fee.


During the summer, the snack bar will be open to purchase snacks, drinks, and lunch. The restaurant will also be open for dinner in the evenings.


Our Dunes and Stocker accommodation blocks offer a range of different rooms. From our admiral’s cabin through to the cadets’, there will be something suitable for everyone.


We have a large carpark onsite and down our causeway. However, if you are in a motorhome you will have to find alternative parking for overnight stays.