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Dinghy sailing has something for everyone, whether it is light wind cruising, sailing a dinghy fast, or if you are making your first steps into the wonderful world of sailing. It’s easy, great fun, thrilling and you will be up and zipping along in a matter of minutes.

All our courses follow the Adult or Youth RYA syllabus – a tried and tested formula to get you on the water as quickly and as safely as possible. The courses are a mix of land-based simulator sessions, on-water demos and personal coaching from safety boats.

Sailing and Windsurf courses

Whether it’s  your first time of  trying these fantastic sports, or looking to improve your skills, we have something for you. Draycote is a perfect location for all levels of ability and our training fleet is large and specially chosen to get you enjoying your time on the water.

Our courses are run over weekends, Saturdays only or during the week, so there’s something to suit everyone’s schedule! Alternatively if you can’t make a course, please contact us and we will do our best to arrange tailor made dates at a time to suit you.

For Booking please fill in an online booking form or call 01788 814418 email training@draycotewater.co.uk

Adult Beginners sailing course

(RYA level 1 and 2). This course provides a comprehensive introduction to dinghy sailing, covering a wide variety of skills to enable you to sail confidently in moderate conditions.

4 day course £300

March (weekends) 8th, 9th,15th,16th                       April (Mid week) ,15th,16th,17th,18th 

May (3 Sat 1 Sunday) 3rd, 10th,18th,24th                    May (Mid week) 13st 14nd 15rd 16th

June (weekend) 7th,8th ,14th,15th                            June (Midweek) 10th,11th,12th,13th

July (Saturdays) 5th ,12th,19th,26th,                         August (Weekends) 9th 10th 16th 17th

September (weekend) 6th,7th, 13th,14th,                September (Mid week) 16th 17th 18th 19th

October (weekend) 11th 12th – 18th 19th

RYA Better Sailing

Intermediate course focuses on improving your sailing technique and boat handling skills as both helm and crew. Designed to help build confidence, it enables you to develop the skills you learnt on level 1/2.

2 day course £175

April 5th,6th /   May 24rd 25th  /   July 5th 6th /   August 2nd 3rd /   October 4th 5th

Seamanship Skills

A 1-day RYA advanced sailing module. This course teaches you to make seamanship decisions and solve problems afloat. You will cover reefing afloat, sailing backwards, recovering a person overboard, anchoring and sailing without a rudder/centerboard.

Dates upon request £90

 Sailing with Spinnakers

A 1-day RYA advanced sailing module. This course covers everything you need to know about sailing a modern 3-sail boat: rigging a spinnaker, gybing, recovering the spinnaker and how to sail the best possible course downwind.

Dates upon request £90

Start Windsurfing course

Start Windsurfing is a 2-day course that takes you from a complete beginner, teaching you the basics of windsurfing, enabling you to enjoy windsurfing in lighter winds. By the end of the course you will know how to windsurf across the lake and back
2 Day course £175

Private Tuition

1:1 or 1:2 dinghy sailing tuition with an RYA instructor

From £30 an hour

For further information please email us – training@draycotewater.co.uk or phone Dave Rowe, our Training Principle on 01788 814418.

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