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 waterproofs 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!).

Weekend Courses are held over two full days of one weekend.

Dates for 2024 courses

A         20th / 21st  April

B         25th  /26th May

C         29th / 30th June

D         13th / 14th July

E         3rd / 4th August

F         14th / 15th September

G         21st / 22nd September

H         5th / 6th October

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

The booking form with prices is available to download, please see below. For further information and to check availability please contact Stuart on 07740 706911 or email

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to buy a gift voucher for a course as a present for someone please contact Tim on 01234 319827 or email for details.

RYA Level 1 Adult Dinghy Course Application Form