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Learn to Sail: Stage 1


Our weekend courses consist of 6 x 3 hour sessions on Saturdays from 0930-1230


All of our courses are taught by RYA qualified instructors in groups with a maximum ratio of 6 students to each instructor.   Teaching takes place  on the water and in the classroom and we move between the two depending on the group, the weather conditions and the requirements of the curriculum. 

The Learn to Sail course at Queen Mary assumes that the student has not sailed before and is normally conducted in Oppies or Laser Bugs with 2 students in each dinghy. We focus on RYA Stage 1 of the Youth Sailing Scheme with each student attaining a level according to their own individual ability. By the end of the week, the student will have basic understanding of how a boat sails, and some experience of steering and handling a boat. 


What to bring


  • We provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids although if you have your own you are welcome to use them. 
  • You should bring: swimwear (to wear under wetsuit), shoes you are happy to get wet, a towel, a change of clothes, suntan cream, a hat, and a water bottle
For more information, call us on 01784 248881

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