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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

Our training dates for 2015 will be released in January

Adult Beginners sailing course

The RYA Level 1 and 2 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

September (Mid week) 16th 17th 18th 19th

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

October (weekend) 25th 26th – Level 1 only

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

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

First Aid

This 1 day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

November 15th

February 7th 2015

 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.