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RYA Adult Dinghy Course Level 1 & 2 weekends

An RYA Accredited Course comprised of two days for each level, over two individual weekends, for adults wanting to learn sailing in dinghies. Midweek courses are also available on request, a minimum of 4 students is required.

It enables you to progress quickly from beginner to confident sailor in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment.

One of the benefits of taking courses at LCSC is that we will also put on a session or two at the club where we will allow you to sail with us to practice.

Please note: All training sessions will be provided on Fusions which are single handers.

Additional Info

Course Title: RYA Dinghy Course Level 1 and RYA Dinghy Course Level 2

Course Description: Providing a sound introduction to the sport of sailing. You will learn boat handling skills and essential background knowledge. You will be safety conscious, have a basic knowledge of sailing and should be capable, after level 2, sailing without an instructor in light/medium winds.

Course Cost:

Stand alone Level 1 = £285

Stand alone Level 2 = £295

*Combined Course including both Level 1 + Level 2 = £520

* The dates for the combined courses will be identified as a package. Dates for stand alone courses can unforuatnley not be interchanged to make up a combined offer.

Ratio: 8 students : 3 Instructors

Course Duration: Each level is held over two consecutive days (one weekend or 2 days midweek)

The course is run from the club house in Hammersmith W69TA. Times are 10am - 5pm

What's Included: RYA Start Sailing beginners handbook & RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus and Logbook. The club will provide buoyancy aids.

Prior Knowledge/Experience:

Level 1: none

Level 2: RYA Dinghy level 1 certificate or the equivalent experience on tidal waters. Previous expereince in a single hander.

Next Steps after level 2: we offer level 3, spinnaker sessions and race training for beginners. As a member we sail every weekend, (tide permitting) throughout the year.

Ability after the course:

Level 1: The ability to sail in light/medium strength winds, in all directions. You will have an awareness of launching and returning to beach and pontoon.

Level 2: You will have experienced rigging, capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge, with an awareness of weather conditions, tides and able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.

Dates and Bookings:

Please refer to our online calendar for dates.

Should a course be waitlisted, please email the office to be placed on a waitlist if no other dates suit.

All group bookings, please email the office to coordinate dates.

By signing up to this course, you are accepting LCSC's Standard T & C's for Dinghy Sailing Courses. Please find a copy below.

You are also confirming you have met the requirements and have the relevant prior knowledge / expereince, if signing up to a level 2.


Last updated 10:35 on 18 February 2024

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