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Adult Beginners Sailing – RYA Level 1 Dinghy Sailing Course

May 25 @ 9:30 am - May 26 @ 4:00 pm


Learn to sail with Haven Banks

Our Royal Yachting Association’s National and Youth Sailing Schemes are a series of two-day courses for anyone wanting to learn in dinghies. They are designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport appeals to you.

Following on from the early courses in both the National Sailing Scheme and the Youth Sailing Scheme, you can choose one of the five advanced modules to suit your sailing interests, eg. Start Racing, Day Sailing, Seamanship Skills, Sailing with Spinnakers and Performance Sailing. These are available to both adults and young people.

Based from Starcross Yacht Club on the Exe Estuary, this is the perfect course for those wishing to learn how to sail dinghies and a single handed boats.

As part of the course you will learn how to rig your own boat and the basic skills needed to sail your own dinghy. No previous experience required.


  • RYA publications are available at a small additional fee. These provide useful pre and post course reading. Publications include: the RYA  Start (G12) and Advanced (G3) Dinghy Handbooks, National Sailing Scheme Syllabus & Logbook (G4).
  • Book the RYA Level 1 Beginners Course and an RYA Improvers Course and receive a discount. (Please see information on our booking page)
Book This Training Course Now. £130


Information about the RYA’s National Sailing Scheme

Learn to sail with the National Sailing Scheme

The scheme is a series of two-day courses for adults wanting to learn in dinghies, small keelboats and multihulls.

It has been designed to help you enjoy whichever aspect of the sport appeals to you.

Adult beginners’ courses

The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe and enjoyable environment. Each course can be taken in a dinghy, small keelboat or multihull (click here for an explanation).

Level 1

Introducing you sailing with all you need to know to get afloat under supervision

Level 2

Setting out the foundations of sailing for you


Level 3

Consolidating skills and trying new ones


Assumed knowledge None Sailing skills to the standard of Level 1 Sailing skills to the standard of Level 2
Minimum duration 2 days 2 days, but is often combined with the Level 1 course into a 4 or 5 day course 2 days or equivalent
Minimum age 16 16 16
Course content How to sail in all directions, including an awareness of launching and recovering Rigging, launching, sailing in all directions. Capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge Coaching of level 1 and 2 skills and taster sessions from the advanced modules
Ability after course Able to sail in light winds under supervision Able to sail and make decisions in good conditions More confident in sailing skills and techniques, and ready to progress onto the advanced modules
Book This Training Course Now. £130


May 25 @ 9:30 am
May 26 @ 4:00 pm


Starcross Yacht Club
Starcross Yacht Club
Powderham, Devon EX6 8JJ United Kingdom
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