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 14 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 , the Club has 12 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  & 22nd  April  One weekend – 2 days  RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing  Course – NOW FULL
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 .

sessions last approx 1 hour 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm

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

To register for a session email The Secretary with details of participants, ages and preferred time slot.

 6th & 7th   May  BH weekend – 2 days  RYA  LEVEL 1 Start Sailing – 7 places still available
 13 & 14 Oct  SAT & SUN  RYA  Level 2  Basic Skills


Youth Training   

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

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.

Family Sailing

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.