Dinghy Sailing Courses

Dinghy sailing is very popular as it is suitable to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for speed and excitement in a racing dinghy or simply want to enjoy a relaxing day's sailing with the kids in a cruising dinghy we have dinghy sailing courses for everyone.

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Want to learn how to sail a dinghy? Taster dinghy sailing courses or level one instruction could be the answer.

The great advantage of dinghy sailing is that you can enjoy the speed and excitement of the sport as soon as you, first hit the water. Sailing a dinghy is an easy sport to start learning, so if you're looking for a basic introduction to sailing, then dinghies are the right place to start.

We offer dinghy sailing taster lessons at RYA centres through out the UK
Dinghy sailing tuition and lessons

Dinghy sailing has something for everyone, whether it is light wind cruising, sailing a dinghy fast, or starting steps into the wonderful world of sailing. It's easy, great fun, thrilling and you'll be up and planing along in a matter of minutes.
Dinghy sailing is ideal for the total novice or expert alike!

All the necessary equipment and instructions will be provided on our lessons and days out. Taster days start with a full and through briefing from a qualified dinghy sailing instructor. The land based instructions are transferred once sailing, and the dinghy instructor is always at hand for some helpful sailing development.

Once a dinghy sailing taster lesson has been completed you may want try one of the RYA dinghy sailing courses to improve on those newly acquired skills.

Getting into dinghy sailing is relatively inexpensive and simple so that once you have completed one of these dinghy sailing courses you’ll be able to join a club.. Most sailing centres or clubs will be able to hire or lend you the necessary equipment to get on the water. Dinghies are usually small boats which you can sail on your own ( single-handed ), in a pair ( double-handed ), or with a group of friends depending on whether you enjoy the social aspect of sailing, or you prefer the challenge of being in total control.

One of the most important things for you to know is that dinghies are categorised into different ‘classes’ or types of boat depending on their size, design and the number of crew they can hold. Choosing a type of sailing ‘class’ depends partly on what type of sailing appeals to you and partly on what’s available within an acceptable travelling distance of home. Don’t worry though, you can always try out new areas of sailing at any time — in fact this is often the best way to figure out what you enjoy most, as well as helping to broaden your experience and knowledge base.