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.
2018 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 . There are 12 places available, day courses run from 9.30 am to 5 pm and the course is undertaken in our training boats comprising of Laser Picos, toppers and Hartley 12.2s on the lake. Temporary membership enables anyone completing the Start Sailing Course to attend Progress My Sailing , Family Sailing and Go Sailing sessions held at the club. Members who do not have their own boat pay £25 per year to use club boats at these sessions which contributes to the maintenance and insurance of the fleet of club boats.
The Level 2 course costs £150 to club members and priority for the 12 places is given to adults who have completed a level 1 course with the club .
Progress My Sailing Sessions – During the Spring and Summer the Club 10 regular sessions with a coach, are arranged on Wednesday and Friday evenings 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 and to take up regular sailing.
|21st & 28th April||Two Saturdays RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing Course|
|13th 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) .
|Late May/ June||Dates to be advised RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing|
|6 & 7 Oct|| SAT & SUN RYA Level 2 Basic Skills
During Easter 2018 school holiday 2 day course 12th and 13th April Improvers course 12 places for RYA Youth stages 2 and 3
Beginners Course May half-term holiday week on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June RYA Youth Stage 1
If you would like to book please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progress Your Sailing Sessions : held on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6:00pm until Sunset for club members (mainly adults or children sailing with adults), participants are 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.
Held fortnightly on Saturday afternoons from April to July, a specific teaching session for children aged 8 and above, parents remain on site either sailing or providing beach master and powerboat support.