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RYA Stage 1


Course Overview

During this course you will learn the basics of sailing, parts of the boat and how to launch, recover and steer. After completing stage 1, you will understand the basic principles of sailing in order to move on to stage 2.



Pre Requirements

No prior knowledge or experience of sailing is needed to take up this course.


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 zest for single handers and a venture for double handers. This course also incudes a logbook to track your progress.

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, sun cream 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.