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Sailing Course Information
Adult Beginner Courses

Adult Sailing Courses (16+)

Sailing Taster Session (for 1 or 2 people)
  Available as a gift voucher for birthdays or Christmas - call us to order one

You will sail with an experienced Instructor onboard; sit back and enjoy the ride or pay attention and we will have you steering and controlling the boat in no time, you decide!
Why not bring a friend? It's the same price for 2 people to take part!
2 hours duration - £70

Dates/times by arrangement, please call for availability.
RYA Levels 1 & 2

Our Level 1 & 2 adult beginner courses are now offered at a maximum ratio of 2 students : 1 instructor. 
In our experience this is a faster and more effective way to learn; you can have more time steering the boat and we can tailor the tuition to your style of learning, at your speed. 
In addition, included in the fee is a 3 month membership of the Club. 
Further details below.

Sailing Week (RYA Levels 1 & 2 Combined)

This is a 4-day course covering the entire syllabus of Levels 1 & 2.  This is one of our most popular ways to learn to sail.  See Levels 1 & 2 details below for course content.

Duration: 4 days
Dates: April; 3-6, April; 9-12 , May 29-June 1,16-19, July; 23-26 July, 6-9  August; 13-16 August; 20-23 August; 28-31 August; 22-25 October
Course times:  10:00 - 16:30
Cost:  £330
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.

RYA Level 1 - Start Sailing

Introducing you to sailing - all you need to know to get afloat under supervision.  You will sail with an Instructor onboard and learn how to sail in all directions, course content includes an awareness of rigging, launching and recovering a dinghy safely.  After the course, you will be able to sail in light winds under supervision. This course also includes 3 months free membership of the club. 

Duration: 2 days
Dates: 21-22 April ; 5-6  May ,2-3 June (Women Only); 7-8 July, 11-12 August; 22-23 September; 13-14 October 2018
Course times: 10:00 - 16:30
Cost:  £190
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.
RYA Level 2 - Basic Skills

Building on your Level 1 skills, this course sets out the foundations of sailing for you - rigging, launching, sailing in all directions, capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge.  You will have an Instructor onboard the majority of the time however, after the course, you will have the skills and confidence to sail proficiently and make your own decisions in light to medium winds. Included in this course is 3 months free membership of the club. 

You must have sailing skills to Level 1 standard prior to taking this course.

Duration: 2 days
Dates:  28-29 April; 12-13 May; 9-10 June;  14-15 July; 18-19 August; 6-7 October; 20-21 October 2018
Course times: 10:00 - 16:30
Cost:  £190
Also available as private (1:1) tuition, please call for availability.
Evening Sailing (6 Evenings)

Leave the office early and head for the water!

If you have no experience, join the beginners group and work towards Level 1 or if you would like to hone your skills, join the improvers who will follow a Level 2/3 course programme.  Hot food available in the clubhouse after sailing (at an additional cost).  The evening Start Racing Course follows on from the first course and is for those who are of Level 2 ability or above. This also includes 3 months free membership of the club. 

Duration: 6  Thursday evenings
Course 1 Beginners Course- 3rd,10th,17th,24th May- 7th,14th June 2018 
Course times: 18:30 - 21:00
Cost:  Beginners  £225

On successful completion of your course at Northampton Watersports Centre you will receive an RYA Logbook including a course certificate, providing you have reached the required proficiency level.  

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