Sailing Course FAQ’s

What is the age range that can go on the course?

Junior courses – 7 to 16 years old inclusive. Adult courses – 17+.

When does registration close on the course?

Registration closes at 12:00pm, 3 days before the course commences, ie: If the course is due to run on a Monday, course registration will close the Friday before at 12:00pm.

What are the methods of payment?

Paypal (credit card or debit card) or cheque. Cheques must be received by the club no later than 3 days prior to the course beginning. ie: If the course is due to run on a Monday, cheques must be received by the Friday before.

What type of dinghy do you use, and can I use my own?

For junior courses the club has a fleet of Toppers and Bahias which we will use. If you have your own Topper or Laser, do please bring it along. Anything else, please contact us and we’ll get back to you.
For adult courses we use the Bahias and the Stratos.

Do you take group bookings?

Yes but not for the RYA Learn to sail summer courses.  Separate arrangements can be facilitated.  Please contact the office using the “Contact” page

Can I arrive and pay on the day?

For courses we require pre-booking by the website however please contact the office to see if there is any last minute availability.  We would prefer payment in advanced as per the registration form.

What do I need to bring?

Juniors – a properly fitting buoyancy aid (not lifejacket) and wetsuit, and a windproof top. Make sure you have footwear that you are happy to get wet, such as neoprene booties. Also a packed lunch, towel, and dry clothes.
Adults – the same is recommended but you are less likely to capsize in the Bahias so if you want to wear comfortable warm clothing in place of a wetsuit then do so, but do bring towel and change of clothing just in case.

How do you manage applications?

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