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.
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
May (3 Sat 1 Sunday) 3rd, 10th,18th,24th May (Mid week) 13st 14nd 15rd 16th
June (weekend) 7th,8th ,14th,15th
July (Saturdays) 5th ,12th,19th,26th,
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
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
1:1 or 1:2 dinghy sailing tuition with an RYA instructor
From £30 an hour
For further information please email us – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Dave Rowe, our Training Principle on 01788 814418.