Novice Sailors

Sailing Improvers

This is an instructor led group aimed at new sailors and we’ll be covering key techniques, areas you’re struggling on and answering questions.  The main aim is to build your confidence, ensure you get regular practice to cement your new skills, and for you to meet other new sailors as it really is most fun in a social environment.

We use a WhatsApp chat group which is really helpful to request help in a particular technique and meet other sailors etc. Please do speak to a member of staff to be added to this chat group.

Sundays 10am – 12.00pm, April – September.

£2.50 with your own boat, or £7.50 to also hire a club boat (course graduates with 3 month membership can use their vouchers for free entry).

Get Racing

On the first Sunday of every summer month (April – September)  we run a Get Racing session to introduce novice sailors to our Club racing in a relaxed manner. 

A small course is set and a series of 6 short races are raced over 60 minutes.  The aim is to practise start line techniques and to pick up the rules in a friendly situation away from the pressure of the main Club racing

Club boats can be hired for £7.50 for Get Racing.

Meanwhile here is a bit of information that will be useful:

Some essential and handy tips to help you get started with club racing at Draycote Water.

A hard copy of the map to keep on your boat is also available from the office.

Worth a look through but you don’t need to know them off by heart to get started.

Rules booklets are available in the Shop. Chat to an Instructor about which ones are relevant just to get you started. This video of basic rules that will help you get started.

Contact us

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