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Performance Sailing



  • Our week long courses during the school holidays run from 9.30 in the morning until 4.30 in the afternoon with an hour for lunch.
  • On the first day of the course, there is a briefing for the students when they meet their instructors and at the same time we have a briefing for parents/guardians from a senior member of the team.
  • On the last day, at 3.15, there is a sail past followed by prize giving when friends and family are invited to come and watch what the students have achieved during the week and celebrate their success

All of our courses are taught by RYA qualified instructors in groups with a maximum ratio of 8 students to each instructor. Teaching takes place in the classroom and on the water and we move between the two depending on the group, the weather conditions and the requirements of the curriculum. At Queen Mary, this course follows the RYA Performance Sailing curriculum and is taught in larger performance dinghies with a helm and one or more crew. The course gives the student the opportunity to be coached and practise their helming and crewing skills and work on a smooth, fluent sailing performance with or without a spinnaker


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

Our onsite caterers have a daily menu available consisting of a 2 course cooked lunch with a salad bar, rolls and a drink. Lunches can be booked at the beginning of the week, payment by cheque or cash only - credit cards are not accepted.  Alternatively, participants may bring their own packed lunch.  Snacks are also available to purchase at lunch time.

For more information, call us on 01784 248881

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RYA Windfoiling: First Flights

  • NEW this year - TRY WINDFOILING!
  • Must be confidently planing in both footstraps and harness
  • Book early to get your place while they last
  • Launching on Saturday 31 March & Friday 20 April AM session 09.30-12.30 or PM session 13.30-16.30
  • More dates to be confirmed - call 01784 248881 or email paul.adams@queenmary.org.uk for more info.


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