Learn to Sail - Adults

Courses for adults
Courses for adults

Shell Bay Sailing Centre is an RYA training centre and we offer a range of courses.

Adult sailing courses generally run from 10am to 4pm each day but may vary with the tide and weather. These are scheduled at weekends and dates are shown on the welcome page. We are also able to arrange courses on weekdays contact us if you wish to discuss this option.

A minimum of 2 students is needed for a course to take place.

Our maximum student - instructor ratio is 6:1. Log books and text books can be purchased from the centre. Certificates (where applicable) are included in the course fees.

The RYA National Sailing Scheme provides a series of two day courses for older teenagers and adults. From complete novice to Basic Skills (level 2) typically takes 4-5 days.


RYA Sailing Courses

Level 1: Start Sailing

An introduction to sailing using single handers. After completion you will know about launching and recovering your boat, and be able to sail effectively in light winds under supervision.

Level 2: Basic Skills

This follows on from Start Sailing. At the end of the course the successful sailor will be safety conscious and have basic knowledge of sailing in light winds without an instructor. The course includes sailing theory and a controlled capsize recovery with a safety boat in attendance.

Level 3: Better Sailing

This course will consolidate your level 1 and 2 skills, broaden your experience and improve your sailing techniques. It is ideal for those who haven't sailed for a while, as well as those who have completed level 2.

RYA Courses
RYA Sailing Courses

Seamanship Skills

Boat handling in more challenging conditions and learning to sail independently.


Day Sailing

This course teaches passage planning and decision making for small boat cruising.



Sailing with Spinnakers

Covers everything you need to know about sailing a modern 3 sail dinghy.


Private tuition

We can provide individual tuition to suit your particular requirements. This ranges from a 2 hour session for one or two people, to a day refresher or improver course (2 or more people).

Please contact us for further details on cost and availability.


Learning to Sail Youth 8 to 15yrs

RYA Courses
Learning to Sail Youth 8 to 15yrs

Shell Bay Sailing Centre is an RYA training centre and we offer a range of courses for ages of 8 years and upwards.

Youth half day courses for ages 8 to 15 run Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. These run during the Spring half term and throughout July and August. A minimum of 2 students is needed for a course to proceed.

Our maximum student - instructor ratio is 6:1. Log books can be purchased from the centre. Certificates (where applicable) are included in the course fees.

The RYA Youth Scheme follows similar lines to the Adult National Scheme, but is arranged in stages, from 1 to 4. Our Courses run as five half day sessions.


RYA Youth Courses

RYA Courses
RYA Youth Courses

Stage 1

An introduction to the parts of the boat and the basic principles of how to get a boat sailing.

Stage 2

Developing the skills needed to sail in different directions and control speed.

Stage 3

Learning to sail in any direction, and able to launch and recover the boat independently.

Stage 4

Sailing double handed boats as helm or crew, and dealing with moderate wind conditions.


How to Make a Booking:


  1. Contact us by phone, or email to check availability,
  2. Download the booking form by clicking here, or 'download' in the table below.
  3. Send the completed form, together with payment to Shell Bay Sailing at the address on the 'Contact Us' page.

Please make cheques payable to 'Shell Bay Sailing Centre'. We also accept payment by credit/debit card, bank transfer and Paypal, so please contact us for details.

 

Download the booking form
Tuition Application Form
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Tuition Application Form download
 

 


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