Learn to Sail



Gain confidence and make friends, whilst learning to sail with us


We provide Adult and Junior RYA Level 1 and 2 courses.


We provide Adult and Junior RYA Level 1 and 2 courses, which should enable you to be able to sail a dinghy in light winds.  In order to help your skills develop we run a series of ‘Improver Days’ with instructors on hand, as well as knowledgeable club members who are keen to pass on their skills and knowledge.


You can find dates and up to date information as well as how to book through our booking system, on the link here:

Click for availability of Training Courses 

S1

Learn to Sail:

Typically runs at Easter.  

INFO

This is a two day course for people who have not sailed before.

SKILLS GAINED

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • sail in all directions;
  • and
  • complete a triangular course.


The course meets the requirements of the:

RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus Level 1

RYA Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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S2

Learn to Sail:

Typically runs early summer

INFO

This two day course is for people who are able to:

sail a triangular course;

and/or have completed:

RYA Level 1.

SKILLS GAINED

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Rig;
  • Launch;
  • complete a capsize recovery;
  • and
  • helm a dinghy in light winds.


The course meets the requirements of the:

RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus Level 2

RYA Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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Junior S1

Learn to Sail:

Typically runs at Easter.  

INFO

This two day learn to sail course is available to junior members and prospective members of Chelmarsh Sailing Club who have not sailed before.

SKILLS GAINED

Introduction to sailing.


Parents are encouraged to remain on site during the course and can assist instructors, to provide help to students after the course as they progress.


The course meets the requirements of the:

RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus Junior Level 1

RYA Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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Junior S2

Learn to Sail:

Typically runs early summer

INFO

This two day course is available to junior members have completed:

Junior Stage 1

SKILLS GAINED

Following the course you should be able to:

  • sail in all directions;
  • and
  • sail in calm conditions under supervision.


The course meets the requirements of the:

RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus Junior Level 2

RYA Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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Improve any aspect of your sailing from launching, racing to capsize and righting


Improve your Sailing

Get some tips from our experienced sailors.

No matter what you want to achieve, be it, successful capsizing and righting, to starting to race Improvers Days are invaluable.  


There will be two sailors in our two safety boats giving advice and encouragement. The format will depend on the number of boats and the weather. No need to book, just turn up. The sessions will start at noon and finish at 17:00. It is hoped to have a short interval during the afternoon.




Seamanship Skills:

Typically runs late summer

INFO

This two day course is for people who have completed:

RYA Level 2 and 3;

and have

Experience of sailing

SKILLS GAINED

Following this course you will develop more advanced boat handling techniques enabling to handle a wide range of situations afloat


The course meets the requirements of the:

RYA National Sailing Scheme Syllabus Seamanship Skills

RYA Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.

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Improver Days:

Typically runs throughout the summer

INFO

Less of a course and more of an on the water training session

SKILLS GAINED

Dates to be announced



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Another glorius day for sailing at Chelmarsh

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