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.

2020 Season  Courses have now all been cancelled due to Covid 19 Restrictions and Social distancing can not be maintained during instruction and rescue procedures.

Next Year 2021 if we are able to return to instruction safely the dates will be advertised and those who have already expressed interest will be sent details of the dates of the courses . Below is a summary of what the club has arranged in previous years .

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 5.30pm   and the course is undertaken in our training boats comprising of Laser Picos, ( single-hander)  and Hartley 12.2s ( double-hander ) dinghies suitable for our lake size. Temporary membership enables  anyone completing  the Start Sailing Course to  attend  “Go Sailing” on Wednesday  and Friday  Night’s; (April to August when the nights shorten with  dusk around 7:30pm) ; and Saturday afternoons 2-5pm. 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 our offer is inclusive of this fee.

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 and will probably be arranged for  late summer  (  date to be advised).

During the Spring , the Club has  regular sessions  with an instructor who can offer advice and  coaching to Level 1 and Level 2 sailors on Saturday afternoons in May which can  help those who have not sailed all winter refresh their skills and instructors can set up practice courses or exercises on the water  to develop skills.  A Ladies group is co-ordinated within Wednesday Night Adult sailing.   When there are not coaching sessions  members run  Go Sailing sessions  by volunteering to take a turn as beachmaster and powerboat helm.  The club aims  to help new sailors progress and get out on the water with other members  and to take up regular sailing.

 2021Thurs  in  April  and Fri  school term time

2021End of April start of Spring

 Youth Beginner Sailing Course- On Board certificate awarded 2 days 10-4pm £70  opportunity to complete RYA Stage 1 on following Fridays.

One weekend – 2 days  RYA LEVEL 1 Start Sailing  Course 9:30- to 5:30pm  Adult Course- places available.

 2021 Saturday

  & Sunday  in   May around late Spring bank Holiday weekend

One weekend  – 2 days  RYA  LEVEL 1 Start Sailing – 12 places available-  Adults – 9:30-5:30pm
 Sunday in  June Push The Boat Out   Day –  11am – 3pm usually  a Sunday in June

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

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


 September or

October 2021TBA

 SAT & SUN  RYA  Level 2  Basic Skills

£180 or £150 to club members. 9:30 to 5:30pm including logbook  and handbook  if you do not have one,  equipment and buoyancy aid

RYA Start Racing

Youth Training   

During Spring   the club is arranges to provide Youth Improvers training for its members who have completed Youth Stage 1 on alternate  Friday evenings April to June – parents must remain on site.

If you would like to book please  email your details to