Adult Sailing Courses 2017 (16+ Years)

Basic Skills RYA Level 1 & 2

Our most popular adult beginners course. Run as a weekday course, 4 days Monday to Thursday, or 2 weekends. On completion of a Level 2, students may hire the centre’s boats. The course covers the skills required to sail a boat with confidence in a light to moderate wind; includes launching and recovery, rigging, capsize drill, man over board, rule of the road and plenty of sailing! A relaxing and fun way to learn, using a wide variety of boats – Wayfarer, Laser, Pico and Topper.

Cost: £334 (weekends) / £334 (weekdays July & August) / £317 (all other dates)

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Weekend Dates:2017

  • 18/19, 25/26 March
  • 08/09, 22/23 April
  • 06/07, 13/14 May
  • 27/28May, 03/04 June
  • 17/18, 24/25 June
  • 01/02July, 08/09 July

Weekday Dates:2017

  • 20 – 23 March
  • 10 – 13 April
  • 17 – 20 April
  • 01 – 04 May
  • 29 May – 01 June
  • 05 – 08 June
  • 19 – 22 June
  • 10  – 13 July
  • 24 – 27 July

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Start Sailing RYA Level 1

A 2 day introduction course providing beginners with a taste of what sailing is about. An excellent and enjoyable starting point. From here, your next step would be Level 2 Improver’s course.

Cost: £230 (June, July & August) / £220 (all other dates)

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates: 2017 Any first 2 days of a week or as below

  • 18/19 March
  • 08/19 April
  • 06/07 May
  • 27/28 May
  • 17/18 June

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RYA Level 2 Improvers

For those who have recently completed a Level 1, this follow-on course will improve your existing skills and develop new ones under the expert guidance of our instructors.

Cost: £230 (June, July & August) / £225 (all other dates)

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates:2017

  • 25/26 March
  • 22/23 April
  • 13/14 May
  • 03/04 June
  • 24/25 June

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RYA Level 3 Better Sailing

A new course aimed at improving the skills learned at Level 2. It will give a taste of what the Advanced Modules offer.

Cost: £230 (July & August) / £220 (all other dates)

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates:

  • 23/24 April
  • 14/15 May
  • 11/12 June
Weekdays by arrangement – contact the centre

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One Day Refresher Course

After the success of last year we are running some more one day refresher courses for those who have completed a Level 2 dinghy sailing course – a chance to recap with an instructor on hand to help and advise.

Cost: £99

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates: Last day of any weekend/weekday L2 course

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Seamanship Skills

A 2 day course. How to handle the boat in all circumstances and solve problems afloat.

Cost: £209

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates:

  • 19/20 March
  • 14/15 May
  • 11/12 June
Weekday courses by arrangement – contact the centre

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Start Racing

A 2 day course. The start line for enjoying club racing. All you need to know to get round the course.

Cost: £209

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates:

  • 19/20 March
  • 14/15 May
  • 11/12 June
Weekday courses by arrangement – contact the centre

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Sailing with Spinnakers

A 2 day course. Everything you need to know to sail modern three-sail boats.

Cost: £209

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates:

  • 21/22 March
  • 16/17 May
  • 13/14 June
Weekday courses by arrangement – contact the centre

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Performance Sailing

A 2 day course. Improve your boat handling and confidence in performance boats.

Cost: £209

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates:

  • 19/20 March
  • 14/15 May
  • 11/12 June
Weekday courses by arrangement – contact the centre

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Experienced Sailor’s 1 Day Assessment

Available for all Levels. Many people have considerable sailing experience and wish to gain RYA qualification without having to take a full course. Ardingly Activity Centre will, like most other centres, only hire dinghies to people who have an RYA qualification. All assessments are undertaken in the centre’s boats, cost includes a log book and certificate.

Cost: £103

Time: 9.30 – 5.00

Dates: Last day of any Level 2 course

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Adult Sailing Club

2 hours of fun dinghy sailing. Choose from our range of boats, with an instructor to watch and encourage you. For sailors who have completed a Level 2 course. All equipment provided.

Cost: £28.00 – Book and pay for three club sessions and get the fourth one FREE

Time: 1.30 – 3.30

Dates: Every Saturday from 9th May

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Advanced Sailing Club

For more experienced sailors.

Cost: £28.00

Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Dates: Every Saturday

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What the Laser club sailors say…


The club has provided me with excellent coaching to develop my boat handling and control. Plus we have the fun of racing with a group of friends all year round. I thoroughly recommend it!

David Keegan

I learnt to sail at Ardingly Activity centre a number of years ago now, and just stayed! The centre staff provide excellent tuition and on-going support to adults and children alike; friendly, professional and welcoming are words which best sum-up why I attend the Saturday sailing Club each week…

Keith McCormick