Croydon Sailing Club is an official RYA Training Centre offering a number of opportunities for adult (18+) non-sailors to learn to sail on our official RYA Level 1 courses. Existing sailors can improve their skills on our official RYA Level 2 course and those out of practice sailors can  get back on the water via informal refresher days.

If you’re looking for sailing opportunities at South Norwood Lake for children (under 18), please contact your local Scout group.

2017 Season  Courses

The dates have now been finalised for our RYA Level 1 and 2 courses.  The cost of a 2 day Level 1 course  is £180 per person which includes: £30 temporary 6 months membership of the club; course hand book and certificates logbook  and  buoyancy aids .  Temporary membership enables  anyone completing  the Start Sailing Course to  use club  dinghies to practise newly acquired skills at open sessions  held at the club . There are 10 places available,  day courses run from 9.30 am to pm  and the course is undertaken in laser picos on the lake.

The Level 2 course costs  £150 to club members  and priority  for the 10 places  is given to adults who have completed a level 1 course with the club .

Enhanced Sailing Sessions – During the Spring and Summer the Club  plans to run  regular sessions  with a coach, specifically designed to help  increase the  confidence  and  skills of  those members who started sailing  recently.   The aim is to help new sailors progress and get out on the water with other members  to take up regular sailing.

29 & 30 April SAT & SUN  RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing
14th  May Push The Boat Out   Day –  11am – 3pm

Thinking of taking a course to learn to sail a  dinghy ? – Book  a taster sail   at our  open day  before committing to  a 2 day course .

Cost £10 ( refunded when you book a training course) .


28 & 29 May SUN & BH MON  RYA  LEVEL 1 Start Sailing
 7 & 8 Oct  SAT & SUN  RYA  Level 2  Basic Skills


Youth Training  October half-term  2 day course 25th and 26th October 2017  12 places for RYA stages 1 and 2


If you would like to book please  email your details to

Progress Your Sailing Sessions  : held on Friday evenings from 5:30pm until Sunset for club members, families and adults given instructional briefing  followed by activity on the water to practise  a particular skill e.g  moving onto double-hander dinghies, rear main sheet tacking and gybing, race starts , rules of the road in a confined space, man overboard, dry capsize, picking up a mooring, hove-to  and improving   5 essentials.