Training – RYA Level 1 for adult beginners.

As a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Recognised Training Centre, Priory Sailing Club is pleased to be able to offer a variety of training courses for all ages and experiences whether new to sailing or brushing up/improving existing skills and for members and non-members.

Adult- New to Sailing
The course has a total of 12 hours’ tuition, a maximum of three people to an instructor and are available to non-members. The course covers the basics of rigging a boat, getting out on the water, sailing a triangular course and getting back into shore, everything required to be able to sail a boat independently, and leads to an RYA Level 1 qualification. The cost includes the RYA books you need to get started. All equipment is provided including a wetsuit and buoyancy aid, the only thing you need is an old pair of shoes, such as trainers, that can get wet (no flip-flops please!).

The courses available are:
Weekend Courses are held over two full days of one weekend.

The planned course dates for 2020 are listed below but currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic all these courses at PSC are postponed.

30th / 31st May

27th / 28th June

18th / 19th July

1st  / 2nd August

12th / 13th September

26th  / 27th  September

These are the initial dates but more will be scheduled in, dependent on demand. As an added benefit there is also a reduction in Priory Sailing Club membership fees for course participants who then decide to continue their sailing by joining the Club.

The booking form with prices is available to download, please see below. For further information and to check availability please contact Trevor on 01234 824910 or 07854100989 or email

Adult Course Application Form Dinghy